Joe Sephus Gregory

Male20 February 1913–26 February 2000

Brief Life History of Joe Sephus

When Joe Sephus Gregory was born on 20 February 1913, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Elexander Gregory, was 33 and his mother, Calla Gertrude DeGarmo, was 27. He lived in Banks District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Court House District, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 26 February 2000, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Madison, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Joe Sephus Gregory
1913–2000
Esta Pearl Heavner
1915–1995

Sources (9)

  • Joe Gregory, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe Sephus Gregory, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Joseph Seaphes Gregory, "Find A Grave Index"

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1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 1

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: 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, Saint Gregory Nazianzene (c. 325–390) and Saint 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 surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Gregorio , German, Slovak, and Slovenian Gregor , Polish Grzegorz, Czech Řehoř (see Rehor ), and French Gregoire , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Polish Grzegorczyk .

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

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