Annie Mae Gravely

1 April 1917–27 April 1995 (Age 78)
Wythe, Virginia, United States

The Life of Annie Mae

When Annie Mae Gravely was born on 1 April 1917, in Wythe, Virginia, United States, her father, William Gravely, was 25 and her mother, Minerva Jane Peak, was 21. She lived in Fort Chiswell, Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 1995, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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David Thurston Davis
Annie Mae Gravely

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    William Gravely





World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Gravely in Cambridgeshire or Graveley in Hertfordshire. The first is possibly from Old English græf ‘pit’, ‘trench’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The second is from Old English grǣfe, grāf(a) ‘grove’, ‘copse’ + lēah.2 Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss Gräffi, a variant of Graf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie M Backsley in household of Clint Backsley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie Mae Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Annie M Gravley - birth: about 1917; Virginia, United States

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