Seth John Gray

26 May 1904–8 February 1977 (Age 72)
Bakewell, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Seth John

When Seth John Gray was born on 26 May 1904, in Bakewell, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Franklin Gray, was 45 and his mother, Simiramus A Hickman, was 44. He lived in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1977, at the age of 72.

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John Franklin Gray
Simiramus A Hickman
Mayme Arabella Gray
William McDonald Gray
Elmer Woodard Gray
Jessie A Gray
Statira Tida Ann Gray
Ola Jane Gray
Margaret May Gray
Vernon Almeda Gray
Seth John Gray

Parents and Siblings

    John Franklin Gray


    Simiramus A Hickman




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • John S Gray in household of Elmer W Gray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Seth J Gray in household of James M Richard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Seth J Gray in household of Waldo E Carol, "United States Census, 1940"

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