Grace J Trowbridge

1906–2003 (Age 97)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Grace J

When Grace J Trowbridge was born on 17 January 1906, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Glen Arthur Trowbridge, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Hanniffy, was 24. She lived in Palisades Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1910. She died on 8 November 2003, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 97.

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Grace J Trowbridge
John William Luby

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Glen Arthur Trowbridge


  • Margaret Hanniffy




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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 7

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 26

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 H Trowbridge in household of Glenn A Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace H Trowbridge in household of Glen A Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Trowbridge Luby, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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