Kenneth Myles Griesel

Brief Life History of Kenneth Myles

When Kenneth Myles Griesel was born on 24 March 1914, in Okarche, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Edward Oran Griesel, was 22 and his mother, Martha Madalena Kienholz, was 21. He married Harriet Frances McCall on 30 May 1934. He lived in Garland Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1950 and Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1999. He died on 18 April 2001, in Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Waukomis Cemetery, Waukomis, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States.

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Kenneth Myles Griesel
1914–2001
Harriet Frances McCall
1915–1999
Marriage: 30 May 1934

Sources (15)

  • Kenneth M. Griesel, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Kenneth Myles Griesel, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Kenneth Griesel, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Some characteristic forenames: German Gerhard, Otto.

South German (Bavaria) and Swiss German: from a diminutive of Middle High German griez ‘coarsely ground grain’; perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a miller, farmer, or farm worker, or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil, from the same word in this sense.

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

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