Granvil Elwood Marquis

22 November 1904–27 November 1963 (Age 59)
Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Granvil Elwood

When Granvil Elwood Marquis was born on 22 November 1904, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, James William Marquis, was 54 and his mother, Georgetta Nettie Clapp, was 45. He had at least 1 son with Edith Mae Glenn. He lived in Gary, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935. He died on 27 November 1963, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Granvil Elwood Marquis
Edith Mae Glenn
Vernon Marquis

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
Age 2
Historical Boundaries 1906: Lake, Indiana, United States
Age 16
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3470;2007: 6645; 2010: 8737)Some characteristic forenames: French Emile, Normand, Marcel, Fernand, Lucien, Rosaire, Andre, Armand, Camille, Cecile, Jacques, Francois.French: from the title marquis ‘marquess’, applied as an ironic nickname to someone who behaved like a marquis or as a metonymic occupational name for a servant in the household of a marquis. The title, derived from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘boundary’ (compare March ), originally referred to the governor of a border territory. Marquises did not form part of the original French feudal structure of nobility; the title was first adopted by the Counts of Toulouse because of their possessions in the border region beyond the Rhône. Compare Markee and Markey .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Granvil Elwood Marquis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Granville Marquis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Granvil E Marquis, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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