Ernest Monroe "Ernie" Gray

12 June 1922–30 November 2000 (Age 78)
Lamar, Barton, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Monroe "Ernie"

When Ernest Monroe "Ernie" Gray was born on 12 June 1922, in Lamar, Barton, Missouri, United States, his father, Walter Gray, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellen Hall, was 39. He married Dagny Evelyn Hansen on 9 September 1944. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 November 2000, in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Arroyo Grande Cemetery, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Ernest Monroe "Ernie" Gray
Dagny Evelyn Hansen
Marriage: 9 September 1944
Glen Alan Gray

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  • Marriage
    9 September 1944
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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 1
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks
    Age 9
    The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 22
    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

    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 (10)

    • Earnest Gray in household of Walter Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Earnest M Gray in household of Walter Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ernest M Gray, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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