ONeal Joseph Groleau

16 July 1918–4 April 1987 (Age 68)
Gladstone, Delta, Michigan, United States

The Life of ONeal Joseph

When ONeal Joseph Groleau was born on 16 July 1918, in Gladstone, Delta, Michigan, United States, his father, Harvey Wilfred Groleau, was 20 and his mother, Margaret Madge Labumard, was 21. He married Beatrice Mercedes LeClaire on 17 July 1939, in Delta, Michigan, United States. He lived in Cedarville Township, Menominee, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 4 April 1987, in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68.

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ONeal Joseph Groleau
Beatrice Mercedes LeClaire
Marriage: 17 July 1939

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17 July 1939
Delta, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 1

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

French: possibly a nickname for someone who habitually bawled or squawked, from gouleau, a diminutive of grole ‘crow’, ‘raven’ (ultimately from Latin graculus).

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

Sources (3)

  • Oneal J Groleo in household of Harvey W Groleo, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oneal Grolean, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Oneal J Groleau, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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