Ada Elizabeth Crotwell

14 March 1883–18 September 1968 (Age 85)
Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ada Elizabeth

When Ada Elizabeth Crotwell was born on 14 March 1883, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, McDaniel C Crotwell, was 31 and her mother, Barnissa Nabors, was 29. She married William H Gray on 23 December 1905, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 25, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 33, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1968, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Brighton Memorial Gardens, Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H Gray
Ada Elizabeth Crotwell
Marriage: 23 December 1905
Barney Chester Gray
Alvus Eugene Gray
Lavalle Gray
Wilda Gray
Will Gray

Spouse and Children

23 December 1905
Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States




    Lavalle Gray


    Wilda Gray


    Will Gray


Parents and Siblings

    McDaniel C Crotwell


    Barnissa Nabors




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1886: Jefferson, Alabama, United States
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of South German Grotewohl, a late medieval nickname for a journeyman, from es gerate wohl ‘may it (your work) turn out well’. Compare Gradwohl , Gradwell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Adia Crattwell in household of Mack D Crattwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ada Gray in household of William Gray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada Fromhold in household of Joe Fromhold, "United States Census, 1920"

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