Venna Gray

29 June 1909–17 January 2002 (Age 92)
Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States

The Life of Venna

When Venna Gray was born on 29 June 1909, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, her father, Andrew L Gray, was 25 and her mother, Klea Grant Muir, was 21. She married Willard Davis on 18 April 1929, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 2002, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Davis
Venna Gray
Marriage: 18 April 1929
Keith Willard Davis
Elaine Venna Davis

Spouse and Children

    Willard Davis



18 April 1929
Weber, Utah, United States


    Keith Willard Davis



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1910 · The Hermitage Resort

Age 1

The Hermitage Resort was a mountain hotel that invited many to vacation there during the summers and winters. It was constructed by Billie Wilson, a Scottish immigrant, because he had a grand vision of building a grand hotel.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1934 · The Construction of a Reservoir

Age 25

In 1933 the funds were obtained to start building a reservoir at the Pineview site. President Roosevelt then authorized the Ogden River Project on November 16, 1935 and was supervised and fully funded under the National Industrial Recovery Act.

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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Story Highlight

Important Events written by Venna

*Grade School - Randolph, Utah *Junior High and High School in Kemmerer, Wyoming *Moved with family to Ogden, Utah October 1927. *Worked at Grosenbach Wholesale Millinery for 2 years *Met and married …

Sources (3)

  • Venna Gray Davis in household of Willard Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Venna Gray Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Venna Gray Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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