James Edward Gray

10 March 1922–11 December 1994 (Age 72)
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Gray was born on 10 March 1922, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Cleveland Gray, was 37 and his mother, Virginia Burns, was 20. He lived in Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Lebanon Magisterial District, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 1994, in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States.

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Henry Cleveland Gray
Virginia Burns
James Edward Gray
Martha Alice Gray
Durward Burns Gray
Henry Cleveland Gray

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

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

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  • James Gray in household of H C Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Gray in household of Henry C Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Edward Gray, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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