Lucretia Gray

1892–Female
Cumberland, Illinois

The Life of Lucretia

When Lucretia Gray was born in February 1892, her father, John M Gray, was 31 and her mother, Sophia Morton, was 29. She married Ulysess Edgar Whitaker on 7 January 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Woodbury, Cumberland, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Ulysess Edgar Whitaker
1886–1968
Lucretia Gray
1892–
Marriage: 7 January 1917
Loren Whitaker
1919–
Wayne Whitaker
1921–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 January 1917
children

(2)

    Loren Whitaker

    Male1919–Male

    Wayne Whitaker

    Male1921–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucretia Whitaker in household of Edgar Whitaker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucretia Whitaker in household of Edgar Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lucretia Whitaker in household of Edger U Whitaker, "United States Census, 1920"

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