Grace Darling Trowbridge

1857–1923 (Age 66)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Grace Darling

When Grace Darling Trowbridge was born on 6 April 1857, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Martin Luther Trowbridge, was 38 and her mother, Minnie Louise Page, was 21. She married Richard Henry Sabin on 7 April 1881, in Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 May 1923, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grace Darling Trowbridge
Richard Henry Sabin
Marriage: 7 April 1881
Eben Trowbridge Sabin

Spouse & Children

7 April 1881
Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Martin Luther Trowbridge


  • Minnie Louise Page




World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 10

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace Trowbridge in household of Luther Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Grace D Sabin in household of Richard H Sabin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace D Trowbridge in household of A H Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1860"

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