John Marshall Gray

24 February 1868–1945 (Age 76)
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John Marshall

When John Marshall Gray was born on 24 February 1868, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Gray, was 23 and his mother, Ann Marshall, was 28. He married Sarah B Timmins about 1890, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lucas, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1945, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States.

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John Marshall Gray
Sarah B Timmins
Marriage: about 1890
Edward Gray
Malinda Elizabeth Gray
Linda Gray
Norman Robert Gray
Pearl May Gray
Annie Genette Gray
John Thomas Gray
Glen Gray
Wilbert L Gray

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about 1890
England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 6

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • John M Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John M Gray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John M Gray, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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