Lucinda Gray

1828–1895 (Age 67)
Patriot, Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Lucinda

When Lucinda Gray was born on 7 October 1828, in Patriot, Posey Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, Truman Gray, was 33 and her mother, Lavina Bradford, was 31. She married William Waite on 23 March 1854, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Edgington, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 26 November 1895, in Reynolds, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Reynolds, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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William Waite
Lucinda Gray
Marriage: 23 March 1854
Helen Wait
Annetta Harriett Wait
Grace Mary Wait
Lucinda May Wait
Cora B. Wait

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 2
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
Age 8
The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
Age 18
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (7)

  • Lucinda Gray in household of Truman Gray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucinda Wait in household of William Wait, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucinda Wait in household of William Wait, "United States Census, 1880"

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