George W Grant

July 1889–
Berwick, York, Maine, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Grant was born in July 1889, in Berwick, York, Maine, United States, his father, Elmer Elsworth Grant, was 28 and his mother, Ida Ella Goodwin, was 23. He married Merilda Gaudreau on 22 February 1913, in Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Rollinsford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1900 and Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States for about 30 years.

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George W Grant
Merilda Gaudreau
Marriage: 22 February 1913

Spouse and Children


    Merilda Gaudreau


22 February 1913
Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Fairfield Grant



    Annie Grant


    Annie Grant


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 9

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Grant in household of Elmer Grant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Grant in household of Elmer Grant, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W Grant in household of Elmer Grant, "United States Census, 1910"

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