Granville Perry Elrod

18 July 1925–6 December 2007 (Age 82)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Granville Perry

When Granville Perry Elrod was born on 18 July 1925, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Bruce Hamilton Elrod, was 26 and his mother, Annie Mabel DEMENT . Elrod, was 25. He married Betty Jo Bradley on 2 June 1951, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 21, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 2007, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Granville Perry Elrod
Betty Jo Bradley
Marriage: 2 June 1951

Spouse and Children

2 June 1951
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Duncan Mc Millan Elrod


    Watt Dement Elrod


    Charles Wilson Elrod


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 6

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Ellrott, Ellrodt, perhaps a habitational name from Ellierode near Northeim, Lower Saxony, either of two places in Hesse named Ellingerode, or two lost places so named. In the U.S. this name is very frequent in GA, TN, and TX.

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

Sources (3)

  • Perry Elrod in household of Bruce Elrod, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Perry Elrod in household of Bruce Elrod, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Granville Perry Elrod, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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