James Arthur Gray

Brief Life History of James Arthur

James Arthur Gray was born on 20 August 1904, in District of Columbia, United States. He married Ellen Gertrude Shurtleff in 1929, in Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1935 and Hyattsville, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1940. He died in 1985, at the age of 81.

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James Arthur Gray
1904–1985
Ellen Gertrude Shurtleff
1901–1998
Marriage: 1929

Sources (3)

  • James Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Arthur Gray, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • James A Gray Sr in entry for Mrs Ellen G Shurtleff Gray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1906 · Licencing Butchers

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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

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