William Ray Hartgrove

7 September 1891–7 August 1969 (Age 77)
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Hartgrove was born on 7 September 1891, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Francis Hartgrove, was 28 and his mother, Ida Francis Baker, was 20. He married Lillie Naomi Covington on 5 October 1912, in Danbury, Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sauratown Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Yadkin Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 August 1969, in King, Stokes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Olive, Stokes, North Carolina, United States.

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William Ray Hartgrove
Lillie Naomi Covington
Marriage: 5 October 1912
Opal Geneva Hartgrove
Joseph Franklin Hartgrove
Lennie Ray Hartgrove
Clyde Edsel Hartgrove
Ralph Woodson Hartgrove
William Roy Hartgrove
Edgar Lee Hartgrove
Robert Dean Hartgrove
Dennis G Hartgrove
James Randall Hartgrove

Spouse and Children

5 October 1912
Danbury, Stokes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (Northampton): variant of Hargrove .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willie B Hartgrove, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William R Hortgrove, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William R Harlgrove in household of James F Harlgrove, "United States Census, 1900"

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