Robert Henry Gray

3 November 1873–4 September 1941 (Age 67)
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Gray was born on 3 November 1873, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Allan Gray, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Noble, was 26. He married Eliza Ann Newton on 24 October 1900, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He died on 4 September 1941, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 67.

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Robert Henry Gray
Eliza Ann Newton
Marriage: 24 October 1900

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Ann Newton


24 October 1900
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Allan Gray


    Elizabeth Noble




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World Events (4)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 13

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 33

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Robert Gray in household of Allen Gray, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert Gray, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Robert Henry Gray, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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