Elizabeth Gray

4 November 1824–16 May 1910 (Age 85)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gray was born on 4 November 1824, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Gray Jr., was 28 and her mother, Abigail Caldwell, was 29. She married John Henry Rumel on 11 July 1849. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1860. She died on 16 May 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Henry Rumel
Elizabeth Gray
Marriage: 11 July 1849
George Francis Rumel
Joseph Gray Rumel
Eliza Ann Rumel
Edward Caldwell Rumel
Emma Rumel
Elizabeth Rumel
Jacob Rumel

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · City of Salem Incorporated
Age 12
On March 23, 1836, the city of Salem, Massachusetts was incorporated and three years later adopted a seal and motto
Age 26
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

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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  • Abby Rumell in household of John H Rumell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Rumell in household of John H Rumell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Rummel in household of Joseph D Lyon, "United States Census, 1910"

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