Grace Gravitt

17 February 1892–7 August 1953 (Age 61)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Gravitt was born on 17 February 1892, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Joel Baxter Hall, was 38 and her mother, Saretta Virginia Wyles, was 33. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with James Monroe Gravitt. She lived in Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Walker, San Remigio, Antique, Philippines in 1953. She died on 7 August 1953, in Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Center Point Cemetery, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Gravitt
Grace Gravitt
Gladys Lee Gravitt Russell
Wilson Gravitt
Estella Gravitt Cooper Williams
Charles Gravitt
Irene Gravitt McCroskey
James Clifford Gravitt
Saratta Audessie Gravitt Weber

Spouse and Children



    Gladys Lee Gravitt Russell



    Charles Gravitt


    Irene Gravitt McCroskey


    James Clifford Gravitt


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joel Baxter Hall


    Saretta Virginia Wyles




    Lester Hall




    Addie Willis Hall


World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 1

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gravett .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gracie Hall in household of Joel B Hall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gracie Gravett in household of Joel B Hall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Granitt in household of J M Granitt, "United States Census, 1940"

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