Elizabeth Gray

1920–2002 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gray was born in 1920, in North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Marvin Gray and Bessie Lee Logan. She lived in Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died in 2002, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 82.

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Marvin Gray
Bessie Lee Logan
James L Gray
Laura Mary Gray
Darlene Gray
Robert B. Gray
Elizabeth Gray
Cornelia Gray
William Gus Gray

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World Events (8)


Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 0

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Ethel E Gray in household of Marvin Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99V6-ZCNP?cc=1726957&wc=QD8P-6WC%3A1588773237%2C1588773746

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