Charles Grayson Lovelace

1920–1981 (Age 61)
Riverside, California, United States

The Life of Charles Grayson

When Charles Grayson Lovelace was born on 4 February 1920, his father, Charles Grady Lovelace, was 24 and his mother, Rose P Hays, was 22. He married Ruby Evelyn Long on 4 April 1947, in Danville, Virginia, United States. He lived in Dan River, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 20 October 1981, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Charles Grayson Lovelace
Ruby Evelyn Long
Marriage: 4 April 1947

Spouse & Children

4 April 1947
Danville, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1920–1981Male

  • Female1922–2014Female

  • Betty Lovelace


  • Mary Lovelace


  • Nancy Lovelace


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 17

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Loveless . The spelling is apparently the result of folk etymology, which understood the word as a nickname for a dandy fond of lace. The modern sense of this word is, however, not attested until the 16th century and at the time of surname formation it meant only ‘cord’ or ‘shoelace’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles F Lovelace Jr. in household of Charles F Lovelace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Grayson Lovelace in entry for Ronald Wayne Lovelace and Patricia Sue Hunt, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Charles Grason Lovelace in entry for Roger Dale Lovelace and Judy Faye Doss, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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