Ellis Dick Greek

Male4 April 1876–24 June 1939

Brief Life History of Ellis Dick

When Ellis Dick Greek was born on 4 April 1876, in Lebanon Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States, his father, Adam Greek, was 45 and his mother, Caroline Elizabeth Huff, was 31. He married Annie Dolly Orr on 14 October 1914, in Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Plymouth, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Meckling, Clay, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 June 1939, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellis Dick Greek
Annie Dolly Orr
Marriage: 14 October 1914
Roy Greek

Sources (19)

  • Ellis Greek in household of Dennis Mccarthy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellis Greek, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Ellis Greek, "South Dakota, Grave Registration Records, 1940-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1914Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    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.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 8

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

    Age 17

    The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Krieg and perhaps also of Dutch Kriek (see Creek ).

    English (Devon): ethnic name for someone from Greece, Middle English grek, greik. There seems also to have been some confusion with Gregg and its variants. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Greco .

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

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