Robert Thomas Gray

4 January 1929–26 May 1984 (Age 55)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Robert Thomas

When Robert Thomas Gray was born on 4 January 1929, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Cyrus Cooper Gray, was 31 and his mother, Zella Marie Thomas, was 25. He married Voncile Marie Smith on 19 June 1950, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 26 May 1984, in Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Pacific Ocean.

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Robert Thomas Gray
Voncile Marie Smith
Marriage: 19 June 1950

Spouse and Children

19 June 1950
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Cyrus Cooper Gray


    Carolyn Gray


    David William Gray


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 8

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 15

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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Sources (3)

  • Robert A Gray in household of Cyrus C Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert T Gray in household of Cyrus Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Thomas Gray, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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