Grady Pellum Michael

2 July 1910–9 March 1995 (Age 84)
Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of Grady Pellum

When Grady Pellum Michael was born on 2 July 1910, in Colbert, Alabama, United States, his father, Manuel B. Michael, was 20 and his mother, Melvina Adell Burnett Micheal, was 19. He married Pearl Williams on 12 October 1932, in White, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Union Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1940 and Beebe, White, Arkansas, United States for about 4 years. He died on 9 March 1995, at the age of 84.

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Grady Pellum Michael
1910–1995
Pearl Williams
1902–1944
Marriage: 12 October 1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 October 1932
White, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 7

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Micha-el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by various minor Biblical characters and by one of the archangels, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of several Greek surnames having Michael as their root, for example Papamichaelis ‘Michael the priest’ and patronymics such as Michaelopoulos.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grady Mikel in household of M B Mikel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grady Michael, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grady P Michael in household of Melvina Michael, "United States Census, 1920"

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