Charles J Greif

August 1884–23 October 1901 (Age 17)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles J

When Charles J Greif was born in August 1884, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Greif, was 38 and his mother, Mary Theodora Jane Pulley, was 23. He died on 23 October 1901, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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John Greif
Mary Theodora Jane Pulley
Charles J Greif
Emma Elizabeth Greif

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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 6

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a gryphon, Middle High German grīf(e) (Old High German grīf(o), from Late Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).2 German: nickname for a grasping man, the gryphon in folk etymology having come to be associated with Middle High German grīfen ‘to grasp or snatch’.3 English: variant of Grief .

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

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  • Charles J Grief, "Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989"
  • Charles J Grief, "Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989"
  • Charles J. Greif, "Find A Grave Index"

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