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Edmund Dwyer GrayAge: 42 years18451888

Edmund Dwyer Gray
Given names
Edmund Dwyer
Birth December 29, 1845 30 23
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 3 days)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
Birth of a brotherGeorge Walter Gray
about 1849 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Wilson
March 17, 1849 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterEmily Mary Gray
about 1852 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Gray
March 19, 1856 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Dargan Gray
about 1857 (Age 11 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
MarriageCaroline Agnes ChisholmView this family
about 1867 (Age 21 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a brotherJohn Wilson Gray
November 21, 1872 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Gray
April 9, 1875 (Age 29 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Death of a brotherGeorge Walter Gray
August 27, 1879 (Age 33 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Dargan Gray
January 23, 1886 (Age 40 years)
Death of a motherMary Anna Dwyer
April 27, 1887 (Age 41 years)
Death March 27, 1888 (Age 42 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1839IRELAND
7 years
-6 years
elder brother
10 years
younger brother
9 years
younger brother
-13 years
elder sister
10 years
younger sister
Family with Caroline Agnes Chisholm - View this family
Marriage: about 1867

  1. Generation 1
    1. Edmund Dwyer Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on December 29, 1845 in IRELAND and died on March 27, 1888 at the age of 42. He married Caroline Agnes Chisholm about 1867.