Grace B Colburn

November 1877–after 1910 (Age 32)
Fairfield, Iowa,United States

The Life of Grace B

When Grace B Colburn was born in November 1877, her father, George H Colburn, was 23 and her mother, Lula Brown, was 18. She married William Walter Cord in 1898, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died after 1910, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 34.

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William Walter Cord
Grace B Colburn
Marriage: 1898

Spouse and Children

    William Walter Cord



Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George H Colburn


    Lula Brown





    Harry Melbourne Colburn


    Edith Bishop Colburn


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 7

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 13

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

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English cōl ‘cool’ + burna ‘stream’, as for example Colburn near Catterick in North Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Cord in household of William W Cord, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Colborn in household of George H Colborn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Grace B Colburn in household of George H Colburn, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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