Alfred DeGrey

12 March 1831–27 August 1885 (Age 54)
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred DeGrey was born on 12 March 1831, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Degrey, was 27 and his mother, Mariah Brooks, was 25. He married Ann Mariah Raybold on 20 September 1853, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. His occupation is listed as blew glass in a glass manufacturing center owned by his uncle, thomas crowley in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 27 August 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred DeGrey
Ann Mariah Raybold
Marriage: 20 September 1853
John DeGrey
Alfred John DeGrey
Samuel Rye DeGrey
Maria DeGrey
Selina DeGrey
Elizabeth DeGrey
Sarah DeGrey
Louisa DeGrey
Albert Henry DeGrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1853Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    French (Degrée): variant of Degré (see Degre ). This surname is very rare in France, found mainly in Loire-Atlantique.Americanized form of French Dugré (see Dugre ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Keziah DeGrey Hall (21 January 1837 – 25 July 1905)

    Kezia DeGrey was the daughter of Maria Brooks and John DeGrey III, born to them on January 21, 1837, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was one of ten children, namely: Sophia, Alfred, Seli …

    Sources (45)

    • Alfred De Gray in household of John De Gray, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Alfred Degray in entry for Ann Mariah Degray, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alfred Le Grey, "United States Census, 1880"

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