Larry Gregory

2 October 1935–11 July 1954 (Age 18)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Larry

When Larry Gregory was born on 2 October 1935, in Kansas, United States, his father, Wilmer A. Gregory, was 33 and his mother, Olga Schwartzel, was 32. He lived in Lincoln Township, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 11 July 1954, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilmer A. Gregory
1901–1973
Olga Schwartzel
1903–1948
Dorothy M. Gregory
1929–2009
Ona Ruth Gregory
1930–2008
Fay Laverne Gregory
1933–2020
Larry Gregory
1935–1954

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 3

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1941

Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene ( c. 325–390 ) and St. Gregory of Nyssa ( c. 331–395 ), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great ( c. 540–604 ). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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  • Larry Gregory in household of Wilmer A Gregory, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Larry Gregory, "Find A Grave Index"

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