Alexander B Gray

Brief Life History of Alexander B

When Alexander B Gray was born on 8 June 1872, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert M Gray, was 30 and his mother, Janet Brown, was 28. He married Mary Ann Rose on 27 August 1893, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in United, Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Canonsburg, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 13 April 1935, in Houston, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Saint Johns Union Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alexander B Gray
1872–1935
Mary Ann Rose
1876–1958
Marriage: 27 August 1893
Robert J. Gray
1894–
Curtis J Gray
1896–1958
Ethel V. Gray
1898–1903
Ruth E. Gray
1899–1981
Hazel B. Gray
1904–
Clarence William Gray
1906–1995
Edith Gray
1914–

Sources (17)

  • Alexander Bray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alexander B. Gray, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Alexander B. Gray, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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