Person:Francis Grimke (2)

  1. Archibald Grimke1849 - 1930
  2. Francis Grimke1850 - 1937
  3. John Grimke1852 - 1915
m. 1879
Facts and Events
Name[1] Francis Grimke
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1850 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Marriage 1879 to Charlotte Forten
Death[1] 1937 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Francis Grimke: Biographical Information

Francis Grimke and his brothers Archibald and John are the children of Henry Grimke and his slave, Nancy Weston. Francis and Archibald with the aid of their paternal aunts, Angelina and Sarah Grimke are educated first at Lincoln University near Philadelphia and later at Harvard for Archibald and Howard for Francis. Francis attends Howard University but leaves to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1877, he is named assistant pastor at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. 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. Brother Archibald became the head of the Washington, D.C. branch.


1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Francis J. Grimke

Home in 1880: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia

Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's Name: Charlotte L.

Father's birthplace: South Carolina

Mother's Name: Nancy

Mother's birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation: Clergyman

Marital Status: Married

Race: Mulatto (Black)

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Francis J. Grimke 28

Charlotte L. Grimke 42

Theodore Grimke 4M

Nancy Grimke 70

Thomas Robinson 5



1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Fancis j Grimke [Francis J Grimke]

Age in 1910: 59

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of House: Head

Father's Birth Place: South Carolina

Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina

Spouse's Name: Charlotte F

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

Marital Status: Married

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

about Francis J Grinke [Francis J Grimke]

Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

Age: 69 years

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of House: Head

Father's Birth Place: South Carolina

Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina

Marital Status: Widow

Race: Mulatto (Black)

Sex: Male

Home owned: Own

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age

Francis J Grinke 69

Archibald H Grinke 70

Angelina W Grinke 39


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Francis J Gramke [Francis J Grimke]

Home in 1930: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

Age: 79

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851

Birthplace: South Carolina

Relation to Head of House: Head

Race: Negro (Black)


Household Members: Name Age

Francis J Gramke 79






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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.   1880 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T9_121; Family History Film: 1254121; Page: 146.2000; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 0778.

  3.   1910 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T624_153; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 179.

  4.   1920 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: T625_210; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 1024.

  5.   1930 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 292; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 189.0.

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