Hazel Belle Gray

23 June 1903–6 September 1985 (Age 82)
Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Hazel Belle

When Hazel Belle Gray was born on 23 June 1903, in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Harlan Lee Gray, was 39 and her mother, Helen Hosmer Brown, was 36. She married Harry Willard Nevells on 1 October 1919, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Stonington, Hancock, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died on 6 September 1985, in Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Stonington, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Willard Nevells
Hazel Belle Gray
Marriage: 1 October 1919
Edward Lee Nevells
Georgia F Nevells
Berland B Nevells
Maynard Leroy Nevells
Roger R Nevells Sr.
Charles Nevells

Spouse and Children

1 October 1919
Maine, United States


    Edward Lee Nevells


    Georgia F Nevells


    Berland B Nevells


    Maynard Leroy Nevells


    Roger R Nevells Sr.


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Harlan Lee Gray


    Helen Hosmer Brown




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 2

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • Hazel Nevells in household of Harry Nevells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel B Gray in household of Harlan R Gray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hazel D Nevells in household of Harry Nevells, "United States Census, 1920"

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