Grace Margaret Spies

Brief Life History of Grace Margaret

When Grace Margaret Spies was born on 15 January 1898, in Merrill, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, her father, Albert Louis Spies, was 39 and her mother, Matilda Koenig, was 32. She lived in New Hampstead, Rockland, New York, United States in 1940 and Ramapo, Rockland, New York, United States for about 1 years. She died on 12 December 2001, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 103, and was buried in Naples, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Clinton Scholten
1896–1977
Grace Margaret Spies
1898–2001

Sources (18)

  • Grace Margaret Spies, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"
  • Grace Magretta Spies, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Grace Scholten, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a spear maker, from Middle High German spiez ‘spear, pike’, or an occupational name from the same word in the sense ‘soldier armed with a spear’.

German: habitational name from any of several places called Spies, in particular one near Nuremberg.

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

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