Frances Elizabeth Gray

about 1825–5 March 1906 (Age 81)
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Frances Elizabeth

When Frances Elizabeth Gray was born about 1825, her father, William Jefferson Grey, was 27 and her mother, Abby Ann Adams, was 25. She married Thomas Henry Hobron in 1844. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 5 March 1906, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States.

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Thomas Henry Hobron
Frances Elizabeth Gray
Marriage: 1844
Anna Hobron
Mary Abby Hobron
Thomas William Hobron

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William Jefferson Grey


    Abby Ann Adams




    Emmeline Grey



    Charles W Gray


    Sarah C Gray


    John Gray


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 38

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Frances Grey in entry for Anna H Bailey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Frances Gray, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Frances Gray, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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