Samuel L Gray

November 1856–1923 (Age 66)
Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel L

When Samuel L Gray was born in November 1856, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Horace L Gray, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Dailey, was 20. He married Anna Meloy on 23 October 1882, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Union Township, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1923, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel L Gray
Anna Meloy
Marriage: 23 October 1882
Hattie Martin Gray
Birde M Gray
Anna Laura Gray
Elfriede Nellie D Neldene Gray

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23 October 1882
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Samuel Gray in household of Horace Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel L Gray in household of Horace L Gray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel L Gray, "United States Census, 1910"

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