James William Gray

13 September 1858–13 March 1886 (Age 27)
Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Gray was born on 13 September 1858, in Minersville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Gray, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Hudspeth, was 25. He married Rose Singer about 1882. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 13 March 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Gray
1858–1886
Rose Singer
1864–1931
Marriage: about 1882
Peter Moroni Gray
1883–1959
William James Gray
1885–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1882
children

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 5

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 8

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • James Gray in household of Peter Gray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James W Gray in household of O Peter Gray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James William Gray, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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