Benjamin Franklin Grisham

11 November 1876–18 January 1951 (Age 74)
McNairy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Grisham was born on 11 November 1876, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Washington Grisham, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Pratt, was 28. He married Martha Blain Gentry on 11 June 1902, in Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 6, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 18 January 1951, in Newbern, Dyer, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.

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Benjamin Franklin Grisham
Martha Blain Gentry
Marriage: 11 June 1902
Margaret Grisham

Spouse and Children

11 June 1902
Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States


    Margaret Grisham


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Grisham


    Rebecca Pratt




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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Gresham .2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Griesheim, a habitational name for someone from any of several places so named in southern Germany.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin F Grioham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Grisham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Grisham in household of George W Grisham, "United States Census, 1900"

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