John Clark Gray Jr.

11 September 1872–8 June 1955 (Age 82)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Clark

When John Clark Gray Jr. was born on 11 September 1872, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Clark Gray Sr., was 27 and his mother, Lydia E. Sterrett, was 29. He lived in Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 8 June 1955, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

John Clark Gray Sr.
1844–1927
Lydia E. Sterrett
1843–1893
Anna E. Gray
1867–1868
Harriet L. Gray
1869–1946
John Clark Gray Jr.
1872–1955
Clarence Samuel Gray
1878–1963
Abigail L. Gray
1880–1938

Parents and Siblings

    John Clark Gray Sr.

    Male1844–1927Male

    Lydia E. Sterrett

    Female1843–1893Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 5

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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 (1)

  • John Gray in household of John Gray, "United States Census, 1880"

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