Robert Petchell Gray

14 July 1890–29 July 1964 (Age 74)
Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States

The Life of Robert Petchell

When Robert Petchell Gray was born on 14 July 1890, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, his father, Fremont Effer Gray, was 28 and his mother, Mary C Petchell, was 29. He married Norma May Dusseau on 25 December 1909, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 July 1964, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Robert Petchell Gray
Norma May Dusseau
Marriage: 25 December 1909
Robert Freemont Gray Sr.

Spouse and Children

25 December 1909
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Fremont Effer Gray


    Mary C Petchell




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 Samuel Dusseau, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert P. Gray, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Robert Gray, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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