Dorothy Clara Grassel

30 July 1907–3 June 1994 (Age 86)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Dorothy Clara

When Dorothy Clara Grassel was born on 30 July 1907, in Michigan, United States, her father, Anthony William Grassel, was 30 and her mother, Anna B Wollny, was 23. She lived in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 June 1994, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in San Mateo, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

South German (Grässel):1. from a diminutive of Grass 1. 2. nickname for a greedy person, from Old High German grātag ‘greedy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothea Grassel in household of Anthony Grassel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy C Grassel in household of Anthony W Grassel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorthy Grassel in household of Anthony Grassel, "United States Census, 1910"

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