Francis Albert Gay

19 February 1833–30 June 1916 (Age 83)
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Albert

When Francis Albert Gay was born on 19 February 1833, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Moses Gay, was 28 and his mother, Lucretia Davis, was 23. He married Mary Ann Temperance Dorrity on 26 February 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 30 June 1916, in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Joseph Cemetery, Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Albert Gay
Mary Ann Temperance Dorrity
Marriage: 26 February 1856
Mary Eveline Gay
Albert Dennis Gay
Sarah Salina Gay
Euphemia Lucretia Gay
Ruben M Gay
Moses Heber Gay
Maria Elnora Gay
Irene Lucille Gay
Abner Henry Gay
Francis Adelbert Venoy Gay
James Perry Gay
Anna Laura Gay
Florina Vilate Gay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern), French, and Catalan: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai, Catalan gay ‘cheerful’. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton, lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing an ancient Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .Catalan: probably also from the personal name Gai (from Latin Gaius).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Albert Gay

    Albert Gay was born in Hubberston, Massachusetts February 19, 1833. He was the son of Moses and Lucretia Davis Gay, a very well to-do family. His parents were members of the LDS faith there and deci …

    Sources (35)

    • Albert Gay, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Albert Gay in household of Mosel Gay, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Albert Gay in entry for Thomas Biggs and Irene Lucilla Gay Farnsworth, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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