Andrew Eugene Gray

26 August 1902–4 November 1985 (Age 83)
Iredell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Andrew Eugene

When Andrew Eugene Gray was born on 26 August 1902, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Hall Gray, was 51 and his mother, Jane Matilda Watt, was 41. He married Rachel Morrison Jenkins on 24 February 1920, in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Shiloh Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 November 1985, in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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Andrew Eugene Gray
Rachel Morrison Jenkins
Marriage: 24 February 1920
Eloise Wilson
Phyllis Joyner
Margaret Eloise Gray
Lois Eugenia Gray
Flora Inez Gray
Leon Hall Gray
Ruby Laverne Gray
Margie Marie Gray
Colene Matilda Gray
Charles Neil Gray
Kenneth Andrew Hardin Gray
Shirley Jean Gray

Spouse and Children

24 February 1920
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Hall Gray


    Jane Matilda Watt




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 16

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Eugene Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene A Gray in household of Robert A Gray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene Gray in household of Robert H Gray, "United States Census, 1910"

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