Hugh L Gray

Brief Life History of Hugh L

When Hugh L Gray was born on 16 July 1893, in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M Gray, was 24 and his mother, Emma Gray, was 18. He married Gypsy Pearl Wood on 4 July 1921, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Cocke, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 8, Cocke, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 17 November 1966, in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke, Tennessee, United States.

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Hugh L Gray
1893–1966
Gypsy Pearl Wood
1900–1982
Marriage: 4 July 1921
Emma Rosemary Gray
1926–1926

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  • Hugh L Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh Gray, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Hugh Gray, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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

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