Lambert Jay Gray

Male23 April 1922–14 February 2000

Brief Life History of Lambert Jay

When Lambert Jay Gray was born on 23 April 1922, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, his father, Max Asa Gray, was 26 and his mother, Frances D Bogle, was 27. He married Anna Lee Elmore on 9 October 1948, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 14 February 2000, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Lambert Jay Gray
1922–2000
Anna Lee Elmore
1924–1975
Marriage: 9 October 1948

Sources (6)

  • Lambert J Gray in household of Max A Gray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lambert Jay Gray, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Lambert Jay Gray, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1948Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    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.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 12

    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. 

    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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