Robert Gray

4 January 1889–23 November 1944 (Age 55)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Gray was born on 4 January 1889, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Gray, was 23 and his mother, Catherine Cairnes, was 23. He married Jessie Ann Begg on 16 July 1914, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901 and Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died on 23 November 1944, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 55, and was buried in Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Robert Gray
Jessie Ann Begg
Marriage: 16 July 1914
Isobel Gray
Catherine Gray
Robert Gray
Jessie Ann Begg Gray
Ian Charles Ross Gray

Spouse and Children

16 July 1914
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Gray


    Catherine Cairnes





    Elizabeth Gray


    John Gray


    Mary Gray


    Catherine Gray


World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 1

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 7

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Robert Gray in household of Robert Gray, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Robert Gray in household of Robert Gray, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Robert Gray in household of Robert Gray, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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