Frank William Gray Jr.

2 June 1892–3 September 1953 (Age 61)
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Frank William

When Frank William Gray Jr. was born on 2 June 1892, in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Franklin William Gray, was 29 and his mother, Amelia Myrtle Millie Hanscom, was 30. He lived in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 September 1953, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Franklin William Gray
1863–1940
Amelia Myrtle Millie Hanscom
1861–1942
Marjorie Emeline Gray
1888–1987
Alice Gertrude Gray
1890–1981
Frank William Gray Jr.
1892–1953
John Chaloner Gray
1894–1960
Mildred Lina Gray
1896–1983
Edythe Dorothy Gray
1899–1999
Maxwell Eugene Gray
1901–1989
Harold Robin Gray
1904–1973

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin William Gray

    Male1863–1940Male

    Amelia Myrtle Millie Hanscom

    Female1861–1942Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 6

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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.

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 (2)

  • Frank W Gray Jr. in household of Frank W Gray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank W Gray Jr. in household of Frank W Gray, "United States Census, 1910"

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