Geraldine M Gray

26 April 1927–23 April 2012 (Age 85)
Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Geraldine M

Geraldine M Gray was born on 26 April 1927. She married Reed Emerson Nielsen on 9 February 1974, in Sonoma, California, United States. She died on 23 April 2012, at the age of 84, and was buried in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reed Emerson Nielsen
Geraldine M Gray
Marriage: 9 February 1974

Spouse and Children

9 February 1974
Sonoma, California, United States

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Geraldine M Nielsen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Geraldine M Nielsen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Geraldin M Sargent, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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