James Grady Massey

8 February 1906–11 May 1996 (Age 90)
Stone, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Grady

When James Grady Massey was born on 8 February 1906, in Stone, Arkansas, United States, his father, James F Massey, was 46 and his mother, Nancy Allie Hall, was 42. He married Edna Mildred Smith on 4 January 1927, in Stone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 May 1996, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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James Grady Massey
Edna Mildred Smith
Marriage: 4 January 1927
Jimmie Modene Massey
Lois Imogene Massey
Mary Nell Massey

Spouse and Children

4 January 1927
Stone, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Allie Hall




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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grady Massey in household of Cora Youngers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James G Massey in household of James F Massey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James G Massey in household of James F Massey, "United States Census, 1910"

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