Katherine Roberta Gray

18 September 1917–27 December 2005 (Age 88)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of Katherine Roberta

When Katherine Roberta Gray was born on 18 September 1917, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, Richard Henry Gray, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Lee Kerns, was 37. She married Robert Burruss Mayhugh on 13 October 1937, in Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Brentsville Magisterial District, Prince William, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 2005, in Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oak Dale Baptist Church Cemetery, Nokesville, Prince William, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Burruss Mayhugh
Katherine Roberta Gray
Marriage: 13 October 1937
Robert Burruss Mayhugh Jr
Joan Elaine Mayhugh

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13 October 1937
Rockville, Montgomery, Maryland, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Roberta Mayhugh in household of Robert Mayhugh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine R Gray in household of Richard H Gray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine R Gray in household of Richard H Gray, "United States Census, 1920"

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