Jerome R Gray

15 June 1862–15 August 1942 (Age 80)
Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jerome R

When Jerome R Gray was born on 15 June 1862, in Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas J Gray, was 30 and his mother, Martha G Ayres, was 23. He married Elizabeth Stradling on 27 April 1892, in Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bridgewater, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Gibson Township, Bay, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 August 1942, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Jerome R Gray
Elizabeth Stradling
Marriage: 27 April 1892
Thomas Earl Gray
Glen Ayers Gray
Guy Jerome Gray
Martha H Gray

Spouse and Children

27 April 1892
Grayling, Crawford, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Jerome R Gray in entry for Glen A Gray, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Jerome Gray in household of Thomas Gray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jerome Gray in household of Earl T Gray, "United States Census, 1930"

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