James Gray

23 February 1848–23 December 1908 (Age 60)
Dumfries, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of James

When James Gray was born on 23 February 1848, in Dumfries, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Joseph Gray, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Scott, was 36. He married Deseret Mathilda Loveless on 23 October 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 23 December 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gray
1848–1908
Deseret Mathilda Loveless
1858–1930
Marriage: 23 October 1876
Joseph S Gray
1877–1880
Birdie Ethel Gray
1879–1965
Sadie Maude Gray
1881–1962
Matilda Elizabeth Gray
1883–1978
James Washington Gray
1885–1946
Harriet Una Gray
1888–1951
Jesse Loveless Gray
1891–1958
Dean Lamar Gray
1894–1934
Grant Scott Gray
1900–1902
Clarence Alden Gray
1905–1951

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1876Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 12
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    McGreevy
    Grayer
    Grays
    Grice
    Grey

    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES HAMELTON GRAY

                James Hamelton Gray was born 23 February 1848 in Dunfrees, York, New Brunswick,Canada to Joseph and Sarah Scott Gray.              His father, Joseph Gray was born 10 June 1806 in North Ha …

    Sources (30)

    • James Gray in entry for James W Gray, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas Gray in household of Josh Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Gray in entry for Clarence Alden Gray and Anna Orlinda Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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