Velma Lee Gray

1 November 1908–30 January 1996 (Age 87)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Velma Lee

When Velma Lee Gray was born on 1 November 1908, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, her father, Miles Clifton Gray, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Ann Ramsey, was 28. She died on 30 January 1996, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Anton Keiser
1904–1996
Velma Lee Gray
1908–1996

Spouse and Children

    Anton Keiser

    Male1904–1996Male

    Female1908–1996Female

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1931

Age 23

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

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)

  • Velma Keiser in household of Anton Keiser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Keiser in household of Anton Keiser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lilly Gray in household of Miles C Gray, "United States Census, 1910"

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