Ethel Gray

20 April 1884–9 November 1935 (Age 51)
Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Gray was born on 20 April 1884, in Ridgeway, Harrison, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Gray, was 21 and her mother, Dora Bell Taylor, was 22. She married Joseph Franklin Hatten on 9 July 1901, in Troy, Doniphan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grant Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Sherman Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 9 November 1935, in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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Joseph Franklin Hatten
Ethel Gray
Marriage: 9 July 1901
"Ella" Willis Phoebe
Eunice Willis (Jack) Hatten
Gray Kemper Hatten
Grey Audry Phoebe
Dorothy B Hatten
joseph drexel Hatten

Spouse and Children

9 July 1901
Troy, Doniphan, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Myrtie E Gray in household of Joseph M Gray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel M Hatten in household of Joseph F Hatten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel M Hatten in household of Joseph F Hatten, "United States Census, 1930"

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