John Edward Gray

August 1861–7 February 1953 (Age 91)
Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Edward

When John Edward Gray was born in August 1861, in Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, James Gray, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Fickle, was 27. He married Jessie Moore Niver about 1892, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lacomb, Linn, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Salem Election Precinct 15, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 7 February 1953, in Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Gray
1861–1953
Jessie Moore Niver
1870–1967
Marriage: about 1892
Faith E Gray
1897–1978
Harold Niver Gray
1905–1923
Robert Franklyn Gray
1909–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1892
United States
children

(3)

    Female1897–1978Female

    Harold Niver Gray

    Male1905–1923Male

    Robert Franklyn Gray

    Male1909–1981Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Gray

    Male1832–Male

    Eliza Fickle

    Female1834–1869Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1861–1953Male

    Benjamin Franklin Gray

    Male1864–Male

World Events (8)

1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 1

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • John E Gray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John E Grey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John E Gray, "United States Census, 1930"

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