Eda Marie Gray

29 August 1896–22 July 1983 (Age 86)
Clinton, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Eda Marie

When Eda Marie Gray was born on 29 August 1896, in Clinton, Indiana, United States, her father, Walter Wellington Gray, was 35 and her mother, Ida C Ricker, was 32. She married Clarence E Gochenour in 1916, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Rossville, Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 1983, in Lafayette, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Clarence E Gochenour
Eda Marie Gray
Marriage: 1916
Donna Belle Gochenour

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  • Marriage
    1916Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
    Age 10
    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Marie Gochenour in household of Clarence Gochenour, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Edie M Gochenour in household of Clarence E Gochenour, "United States Census, 1920"

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