Person:Archibald Grimke (2)

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  1. Archibald Grimke1849 - 1930
  2. Francis Grimke1850 - 1937
  3. John Grimke1852 - 1915
m. 1879
  1. Angelina Grimke1880 - 1958
Facts and Events
Name[1] Archibald Grimke
Gender Male
Birth[1][6] 17 Aug 1849 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Marriage 1879 to Sarah Stanley
Death[1][6] 25 Feb 1930 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Archibald Grimke: Biographical Information

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Archibald Henry Grimké (August 17, 1849 – February 25, 1930) was an American lawyer, intellectual, journalist, diplomat and community leader in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A graduate of freedmen's schools, Lincoln University and Harvard Law School, he later was appointed as American Consul to the Dominican Republic from 1894 to 1898. He was an activist for rights for blacks, working in Boston and Washington, DC. He was a national vice-president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as president of its Washington, DC branch.

Archibald and his brothers Francis and John are the children of Henry Grimke and his slave, Nancy Weston. In 1866, Archibald Grimke with the help of his father's sisters Angelina and Sarah Grimke attended Lincoln University near Philadelphia. Archibald enrolled at Harvard in 1874. His career included acting as the consul to Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic and authoring several books. He lists his occupation on the 1880 census as Lawyer. Both Francis and Archibald were life long civil rights activists and were associates of W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington. Francis was a member of the "Committee of Forty" which established the NAACP. Archibald became the head of the Washington, D.C. branch.

In 1919, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal for outstanding leadership in the black community. He spent the latter years of his life with his daughter Angeline W. Grimke and his brother Francis. His marriage to Sarah Stanley in 1879 is short lived when Sarah leaves him after the birth of Angelina in 1880. Angelina went to live with her father in 1887 and she is in the household with her father and uncle as late as 1920. Angeline died as a recluse in New York City in 1958.


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Archibald Grimke

Home in 1880: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Age: 30

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's Name: Sarah

Father's birthplace: South Carolina

Mother's birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation: Lawyer

Marital Status: Married

Race: Mulatto (Black)

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Archibald Grimke 30

Sarah Grimke 29

Angelina Grimke 3M


1900 United States Federal Census finds Archibald and his daughter as boarders with the Lee family.

Name: Archibald Grimke

Home in 1900: Boston Ward 12, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Age: 50

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder

Race: Black

Household Members: Name Age

Joseph Lee 51

Christiana Lee 40

Genevieve Lee 24

Howard Lee 21

Therese Lee 18

Narka Lee 11

Angelina Grimke 20

Archibald Grimke 50

Mary Mc Kenna 21


In 1910 Archibald is living with his brother Francis and for reasons unknown his birthplace is listed as Washington. And he lists himself as widowed.

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Archibald H Grimke

Age in 1910: 62

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848

Birthplace: Washington

Relation to Head of House: Brother

Father's Birth Place: South Carolina

Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina

Home in 1910: Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia

Marital Status: Widowed

Race: Mulatto (Black)

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Fancis j Grimke 59

Charlotte F Grimke 70

Archibald H Grimke 62

Angline Grimke 30

Richard T Venning 62


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Archibald H Grinke [Archibald H Grimke]

Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

Age: 70 years

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of House: Brother

Father's Birth Place: South Carolina

Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina

Marital Status: Widow

Race: Mulatto (Black)

Sex: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Francis J Grinke 69

Archibald H Grinke 70

Angelina W Grinke 39


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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lift Up Thy Voice : The Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders.

    Perry, Mark. New York : Viking, 2001

  2.   Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_555; Family History Film: 1254555; Page: 444.4000; Enumeration District: 650; Image: 0270.
  3.   Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Boston Ward 12, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T623 681; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 1322.
  4.   Washington, District of Columbia, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T624_153; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 179.
  5.   Washington, District of Columbia, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T625_210; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1024.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Archibald Grimké, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).