Eda Marie Gray

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

The Life 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. She lived in Ross Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Rossville, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 22 July 1983, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Clarence E Gochenour
Eda Marie Gray
Marriage: 1916

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Wellington Gray





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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

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)

  • Marie Gochenour in household of Clarence Gochenour, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edie M Gochenour in household of Clarence E Gochenour, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie Gray in household of Walter W Gray, "United States Census, 1910"

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