Enoch Gray

26 August 1847–1 February 1933 (Age 85)
York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Enoch

When Enoch Gray was born on 26 August 1847, in York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Joseph Gray, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Scott, was 36. He married Mary Jane O'Brien on 17 November 1878, in Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fort Halleck Post Office, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1900 and Wells, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1910. He died on 1 February 1933, in Oroville, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cherokee Town Cemetery, Cherokee, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Gray
Mary Jane O'Brien
Marriage: 17 November 1878
Robert James Gray
Bertha May Gray
Joseph Hamilton Gray
Myrtle Emma Gray
Hazel Lillian Gray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1878Elko, Nevada, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 8
    Oroville originally was known as Ophir City, but the name was changed in 1855.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight


                Enoch Gray was born 26 August 1847 1847 in Dunfrees, York, New Brunswick, Canada to Joseph and Sarah Scott Gray.              His father, Joseph Gray was born 10 June 1806 in North Hampton …

    Sources (13)

    • Enoch Gray in household of Josh Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Enoch Gray, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • Enoch Gray in household of Joseph Gray, "United States Census, 1870"

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