Conard Neil Gray Sr

5 October 1831–26 June 1873 (Age 41)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Conard Neil

When Conard Neil Gray Sr was born on 5 October 1831, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Enoch Paul Gray, was 35 and his mother, Mary Phyllis Conard, was 26. He married Electra Rosannah Smith on 4 November 1855, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Fall Creek MM, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 26 June 1873, in Ottawa, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Ottawa, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Conard Neil Gray Sr
Catherine O'Neill
Marriage: 9 September 1860
Alice Cary Gray
Edward Gray
Orie Gray
Lillian Idyll Gray
Conard Gray Jr

Spouse and Children

9 September 1860
Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

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 15

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 (3)

  • Conrad Gray in household of Enoch Gray, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Gray en el registro de Lillian Haines, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Conrad Gray en el registro de Alice Methven, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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