William Henry Gray

1 November 1837–28 December 1911 (Age 74)
Dumfries, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Gray was born on 1 November 1837, in Dumfries, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Joseph Gray, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Scott, was 26. He married Eleanor Miller Strong on 18 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years and Ward 2 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 28 December 1911, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Gray
Eleanor Miller Strong
Marriage: 18 April 1868
Sarah Ellen Gray
William Leonard Gray
Julia Ann Gray
Sterling Robert Gray
Estella Alice Gray
Spencer Strong Gray
Morris Henry Gray
Wilford S Gray
Seymour Dean Gray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 1
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • William S Gray in entry for Estella Alice Hansen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm H Gray in household of Josh Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William H Gray in entry for Wilford S Gray and Anne Innes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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