Lucretia Gray

FemaleFebruary 1892–1959

Brief Life History of Lucretia

When Lucretia Gray was born in February 1892, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, her father, John M Gray, was 32 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. She died in 1959, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery, Toledo, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ulysess Edgar Whitaker
Lucretia Gray
Marriage: 7 January 1917
Loren Whitaker
Wayne Whitaker

Sources (7)

  • Lucretia Whitaker in household of Edgar Whitaker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucretia Witaker in entry for Ulysses Edgar Whitaker, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Lucretia Whitaker in household of Edgar Whitaker, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1917
  • Children (2)

    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.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 18

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

    English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

    French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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

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