Olga Elizabeth Bray

8 August 1895–8 April 1981 (Age 85)
Snowden, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Olga Elizabeth

When Olga Elizabeth Bray was born on 8 August 1895, in Snowden, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Bray, was 25 and her mother, Cloe Mays, was 20. She married John Henry Graley about 1910. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Washington District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 8 April 1981, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sumerco, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Graley
Olga Elizabeth Bray
Marriage: about 1910
Mallie Hanley Graley
Allie Rachel Graley
Eva Mae Graley
William Thomas Graley
Trilba Lee Graley
Martha Flossie Graley
John Graley Jr.
Dallas Hobert Graley
Hermie Marie Graley

Spouse and Children

about 1910


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Bray


    Cloe Mays




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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

Age 3

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Olga Petry in household of Bird Petry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Olga Graley in household of John H Graley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Olga Gralley, "United States Census, 1930"

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