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John Wilson GrayAge: 32 years18401872

John Wilson Gray
Given names
John Wilson
Birth March 20, 1840 24 18
Birth of a sisterAnnie C. Gray
about 1843 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherEdmund Dwyer Gray
December 29, 1845 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 years)
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 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Wilson
March 17, 1849 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterEmily Mary Gray
about 1852 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Gray
March 19, 1856 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Dargan Gray
about 1857 (Age 16 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 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 21 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
MarriageAlice Martha Elizabeth TredwellView this family
December 8, 1865 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 26 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 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 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 November 21, 1872 (Age 32 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1839IRELAND
7 years
younger brother
-6 years
10 years
younger brother
9 years
younger brother
-13 years
younger sister
10 years
younger sister
Family with Alice Martha Elizabeth Tredwell - View this family
Marriage: December 8, 1865England, UNITED KINGDOM

  1. Generation 1
    1. John Wilson Gray, son of John Gray and Mary Anna Dwyer, was born on March 20, 1840 in IRELAND and died on November 21, 1872 in London, England, UNITED KINGDOM at the age of 32. He married Alice Martha Elizabeth Tredwell on December 8, 1865 in England, UNITED KINGDOM.