Matilda Ryland

1893–1954 (Age 61)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Ryland was born on 5 August 1893, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, George Alexander Ryland, was 25 and her mother, Clara Bramsted, was 21. She married Ernest LeRoy Gray in April 1915, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Croisan Election Precinct, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1954, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Ernest LeRoy Gray
Matilda Ryland
Marriage: April 1915
Madaline Gray (Twin)
Maurice Ryland Gray (Twin)
Ernest Leroy Gray
Yvonne Eleanor Gray

Spouse and Children

April 1915
Price, Carbon, Utah, United States


    Madaline Gray (Twin)


    Maurice Ryland Gray (Twin)


    Ernest Leroy Gray


    Yvonne Eleanor Gray


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · Utah's Largest Local Historic Societies

Age 16

Mount Pleasant is home to one of Utah's largest local historic societies that is still in operation. It was created in 1909 and meetings still happen in a building on Main St.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a piece of land where rye was grown, from Old English ryge ‘rye’ + land ‘land’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in Vestlandet so named from an unexplained first element + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.3 Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Reiland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Gray in household of Elmer L Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matilda Gray in household of Ernest Gray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda Gray in household of Ernest L Gray, "United States Census, 1940"

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