Edward P. Gray

16 July 1877–
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward P.

When Edward P. Gray was born on 16 July 1877, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward James Gray, was 47 and his mother, Eva Vanderbilt Emery, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Edward James Gray
1830–1905
Eva Vanderbilt Emery
1840–1905
Mary Gray
1862–
William E. Gray
1863–
Eliza Gray
1863–
Eva Gray
1865–
William Gray
1867–
Edward James Gray
1869–
Edith Gray
1870–1874
Grace Gray
1873–1873
Eva C. Gray
1876–1890
Edward P. Gray
1877–

Parents and Siblings

    Edward James Gray

    Male1830–1905Male

    Eva Vanderbilt Emery

    Female1840–1905Female

siblings

(10)

    Mary Gray

    Female1862–Female

    William E. Gray

    Male1863–Male

    Eliza Gray

    Female1863–Female

    Eva Gray

    Female1865–Female

    William Gray

    Male1867–Male

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 28

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 31

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 (1)

  • Edward P Gray in household of Edward J Gray, "United States Census, 1880"

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