Robert Lester Gregory

30 April 1903–18 October 1994 (Age 91)
Osceola, St. Clair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert Lester

When Robert Lester Gregory was born on 30 April 1903, in Osceola, St. Clair, Missouri, United States, his father, James Henry Gregory, was 39 and his mother, Emily Mock, was 25. He married Mary Velma Burcham on 19 December 1925, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States. He lived in Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 18 October 1994, in North Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Holden Cemetery, Madison Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Robert Lester Gregory
Mary Velma Burcham
Marriage: 19 December 1925

Spouse and Children

19 December 1925
Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Ruth Ellen Gregory


    Julia Gregory




    Velma May Gregory


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 1

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Latin: From the Latin name Gregorius, from a Greek word meaning "to watch." The name means "watchful," similar to the name Ira. Griogair is the Gaelic form.

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Gregory in household of James H Gregory, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester Gregory in household of Jim H Gregory, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert L Gregory, "United States Census, 1940"

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