Charles Gray (1919 - 1974)

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Charles Gray
1919 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Charles Gray was born on January 21, 1919. He died in November 1974 at age 55. We know that Charles Gray had been residing in El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California 90245.


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Charles Gray died in November 1974 at 55 years old. He was born on January 21, 1919. We are unaware of information about Charles's family. We know that Charles Gray had been residing in El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California 90245.
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In 1919, in the year that Charles Gray was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1921, when he was just 2 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1942, he was 23 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1957, when he was 38 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1974, in the year of Charles Gray's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Other Charles Grays

Charles Arthur Gray
1918 - Sep 22, 1980
Charles William Thomas Gray
around 1895 - Apr 15, 1917
Charles William Horsley Gray
around 1903 - Mar 30, 1944
Charles William Gilbert Gray
around 1917 - Apr 14, 1943
Charles William Gray
around 1899 - Aug 4, 1942
Charles William Gray
around 1897 - Jan 30, 1917
Charles William Gray
around 1899 - Sep 29, 1918
Charles W. Gray
around 1909 - Apr 14, 1944
Charles W. Gray
Died: Oct 28, 1914
Charles W. Gray
Died: Dec 4, 1917
Charles Shortland Gray
Died: Oct 13, 1915
Charles Rutherford Gray
around 1885 - Nov 23, 1917
Charles Ronald Gray
around 1923 - Oct 18, 1944
Charles Roderick Gray
around 1925 - Aug 4, 1945
Charles Robert Gray
around 1891 - Jun 3, 1916
Charles R. Gray
around 1917 - Sep 6, 1944
Charles Porter Gray
around 1893 - Jul 12, 1940
Charles Moun Gray
around 1893 - Sep 29, 1914
Charles Morris Gray
around 1888 - Sep 27, 1918
Charles Lowrie Gray
around 1895 - Nov 21, 1918

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Gordon Gray
Oct 8, 1917 - October 1978
Gordon Gray
Nov 6, 1921 - August 1977
Ester A Gray
Dec 7, 1909 - Nov 20, 2004
Rowland Heights, CA
Gerald A Gray
Sep 30, 1900 - Jan 17, 1990
Claire Gray
Jul 16, 1909 - April 1978
Glendale, California
Florence Gray
Jul 9, 1919 - Feb 22, 1994
Calabasas, CA
Caleb Gray
Dec 6, 1910 - January 1973
Novato, California
Floyd Gray
Sep 25, 1912 - Oct 18, 1995
Muscatine, IA
Alpha Gray
Apr 12, 1912 - August 1985
Bishop, California
Robert Gray
Feb 19, 1900 - February 1980
Encinitas, California
Spencer Gray
Jun 16, 1906 - June 1982
Boulder City, Nevada
William H Gray
Aug 16, 1907 - Aug 3, 1990
Joseph Gray
May 10, 1915 - July 1979
Yankton, South Dakota
Walter N Gray
May 14, 1913 - November 1990
Mary E Gray
Nov 7, 1912 - Jan 19, 2004
Downey, CA
Walter Gray
Jul 7, 1887 - February 1981
Pittsburg, Texas
Jack Gray
Nov 12, 1915 - July 1980
Woodland, California
Evelyn Gray
Aug 22, 1916 - Apr 26, 2004
Napa, CA
Twyla Maria Gray
Jul 5, 1914 - Jun 7, 2010
Pollock Pines, California
Rita G Gray
Jul 2, 1903 - Sep 8, 2001
Grants Pass, OR

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Beverly Hills, California
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