Samuel Adams Gray

23 July 1843–10 April 1925 (Age 81)
Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel Adams

When Samuel Adams Gray was born on 23 July 1843, in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ezekiel Gray, was 31 and his mother, Susan Shirley, was 25. He married Anna Catherine Rumbaugh in 1867, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Kiskiminitas, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 10 April 1925, in McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Samuel Adams Gray
Anna Catherine Rumbaugh
Marriage: 1867
Alice Agnes Gray
Susan B. Gray
Rebecca A. Gray
James Ezekiel Gray
John L. Gray
Thomas Walker Gray
Bessie Ethel Gray
Robert Henry Gray

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Pennsylvania, United States


    Alice Agnes Gray


    Susan B. Gray


    Rebecca A. Gray



    John L. Gray


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Samuel A Grey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel A Gray in household of Ezekiel Gray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Gray in household of Ezekiel Gray, "United States Census, 1850"

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