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Abner Eli GrinsteadAge: 60 years18851946

Abner Eli Grinstead
Given names
Abner Eli
Birth February 4, 1885
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a daughter
#1Ethel L Grinstead
February 6, 1908 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2Ernest W Grinstead
May 19, 1909 (Age 24 years)
Census April 25, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3Elmer Roy Grinstead
November 10, 1913 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
WWI Draft Registration
1918 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 45 years)
Census April 6, 1940 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death January 30, 1946 (Age 60 years)
Cemetery: Longwood Cemetery
Last change March 24, 201813:19:57

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lucy Henley Miller - View this family
Lucy Henley Miller
Birth: December 11, 1889 42 30Longwood, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: April 19, 1958Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
15 months
Ernest W Grinstead
Birth: May 19, 1909 24 19Missouri, United States
Death: November 5, 1981Pettis, Missouri, United States
Elmer Roy Grinstead
Birth: November 10, 1913 28 23Longwood, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 15, 1988Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

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MilitaryU.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Abner Eli Grinstead - Household

Longwood, Pettis, Missouri, United States

Grinstead, Abner EsonMW25M3MOMOOKfarmer
Grinstead, Lucy HwifeFW20M322MOMOMO
Grinstead, Ethel LdaughterFW2SMOMOMO
Grinstead, Ernest WsonMW11 monthsSMOMOMO