Cora Lena Gay

13 June 1893–27 March 1964 (Age 70)
Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of Cora Lena

When Cora Lena Gay was born on 13 June 1893, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, her father, Wiley Bird Gay, was 25 and her mother, Minnie Ellen Scott, was 25. She lived in Vinemont, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 27 March 1964, at the age of 70.

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Solomon Gay
Cora Lena Gay

Spouse and Children

    Solomon Gay



Parents and Siblings

    Wiley Bird Gay


    Minnie Ellen Scott




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 2

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton’, ‘lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .3 probably from the Catalan personal name Gai (Latin Gaius), or in some cases a nickname from Catalan gay ‘cheerful’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora L Gay in household of Wiley B Gay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cora L Gay in household of Wiley B Gay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cora Kindle, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"

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