Peggy June Grayson

Female23 January 1927–17 December 2008

Brief Life History of Peggy June

Peggy June Grayson was born on 23 January 1927 as the daughter of Laurence Grayson and Carrie Margaret Goode. She died on 17 December 2008, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Ray S Rapier
Peggy June Grayson

Sources (6)

  • Peggy Grayson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Peggy J Grayson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Margaret June Grayson Rapier, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (3)


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.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

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. 

Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Graveson, ‘son of the steward, farm bailiff, or village headman’. From the North Midlands through Yorkshire to the north-west, the source is Middle English grayve, grayve, greve, a borrowing of Old Norse greifi ‘earl, count’ (see Grave ). In Durham and Northumberland the source is Middle English greve, from Old (Northumbrian) English grǣfa with the same meaning (see Grieve ).

English: possibly a habitational name from Greysouthen (Cumbria), recorded as Graysone in 1505.

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

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