Vernon Cloise McGregor

Male2 March 1909–8 November 1935

Brief Life History of Vernon Cloise

When Vernon Cloise McGregor was born on 2 March 1909, in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Porte McGregor, was 33 and his mother, Bertha Anna Adams, was 32. He lived in Valley Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 8 November 1935, in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Pisgah Cemetery, Corsica, Corsica, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Porte McGregor
Bertha Anna Adams
John Albert McGregor
Vernon Cloise McGregor

Sources (3)

  • Vernon Mcgregor in household of Samuel P Mcgregor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon Cloise McGregor, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Vernon C Mcgregor in household of Samuel P Mcgregor, "United States Census, 1910"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

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.

1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.


Age 8

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Griogair or Mac Greagair ‘son of Griogar’, Gaelic form of the personal name Gregory . Compare Grierson .

History: The Scottish Highland clan McGregor claims descent from the king of Picts and Scots Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín; 810–858 AD ). The origins of the clan are unclear. In the 13th century it was established on lands on the shores of Loch Awe and already in conflict with its neighbors of Clan Campbell. By the 16th century the McGregors had retreated deep into Glen Strae and acquired the nickname ‘Children of the Mist’. In 1603 the clan was abolished by royal edict and many members of the clan changed their surname. A year later, the chief of Clan McGregor and eleven of his followers were hanged in Edinburgh. Despite the proscription, the clan survived and supported the king in the Scottish Civil War (1644–51). The exploits of the Jacobite leader Rob Roy McGregor (1671–1734) were romanticized in a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The proscription was eventually repealed in 1774.

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

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