Thomas J. Grant

8 November 1891–30 January 1964 (Age 72)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Grant was born on 8 November 1891, in Delaware, United States, his father, Cyrus Nelson Grant, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Wyatt, was 23. He married Lydia Simpson on 8 November 1914, in Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States for about 20 years and Representative District 9, Kent, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1964, in Milford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States.

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Thomas J. Grant
Lydia Simpson
Marriage: 8 November 1914
Thomas Nelson Grant
Paul Henry Grant
Charles D Grant
William I Grant
Cynthia E Grant

Spouse and Children


    Lydia Simpson


8 November 1914
Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States


    Thomas Nelson Grant


    Paul Henry Grant


    Charles D Grant


    William I Grant


    Cynthia E Grant


Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Nelson Grant





World Events (8)

1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 2

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas J Grant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas J Grant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Grant in household of Cyrus Grant, "United States Census, 1910"

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