Emil Gray

13 June 1884–9 May 1936 (Age 51)
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of Emil

When Emil Gray was born on 13 June 1884, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, his father, John Gray, was 29 and his mother, Gina Nelson, was 28. He married Mary Rose Fahrman on 27 February 1909, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Black Eagle, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 9 May 1936, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil Gray
Mary Rose Fahrman
Marriage: 27 February 1909
Harold G. Gray
Frances Gena Gray
Emil Albert Gray
Irene M Gray
Ruth Ann Gray
Rosemary Gray
George William Gray

Spouse and Children

27 February 1909
Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Gray


    Gina Nelson




    Emil Gray


    John Henry Gray



    Leonard Oscar Gray


    Anna Gray


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 7

1891: Cascade, Montana Territory, United States
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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Sources (3)

  • Emil Gray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emil Gray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emil Gray in household of John Gray, "United States Census, 1900"

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