Ethel Gray

7 November 1876–12 February 1965 (Age 88)
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Gray was born on 7 November 1876, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, her father, Randolph Francis Gray, was 44 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Billings, was 30. She married Louis Eugen Jackson on 12 October 1899, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Charleston, South Carolina, United States for about 65 years. She died on 12 February 1965, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Eugen Jackson
1874–1962
Ethel Gray
1876–1965
Marriage: 12 October 1899
Nadine Lois Jackson
1900–1991
Mildred Dorothy Jackson
1903–1984
Beverly Eugene Jackson
1907–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 October 1899
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Herbert Gray

    Male1874–Male

    Female1876–1965Female

    Vivian Bertha Gray

    Female1885–1977Female

World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 2

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Ethel Jackson in household of Lewis E Jackson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel Jackson in household of L E Jackson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Jackson in household of Lewis E Jackson, "United States Census, 1920"

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