Grace Gray

(1891 - 1943)

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Grace Gray
1891 - 1943
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c. 1891
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October 7, 1943
Kings County, New York United States
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Grace Gray was born c. 1891. She died on October 7, 1943 in New York at age 52.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Grace Gray passed away on October 7, 1943 in New York at age 52. She was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about Grace's family.

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In 1891, in the year that Grace Gray was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1905, when she was merely 14 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1919, at the age of 28 years old, Grace was alive when in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1936, when she was 45 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1943, in the year of Grace Gray's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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c. 1884 - Jul 29, 1909 1884 - 1909
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c. 1927 - Jan 22, 1928 1927 - 1928
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c. 1904 - May 23, 1946 1904 - 1946
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c. 1853 - Jan 27, 1929 1853 - 1929
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c. 1822 - Jun 16, 1906 1822 - 1906
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c. 1890 - Sep 17, 1912 1890 - 1912
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c. 1825 - Jun 16, 1897 1825 - 1897
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c. 1839 - Sep 29, 1905 1839 - 1905
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c. 1868 - Jun 23, 1938 1868 - 1938
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c. 1861 - Nov 22, 1945 1861 - 1945
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c. 1846 - Apr 23, 1913 1846 - 1913
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c. 1828 - Apr 3, 1897 1828 - 1897

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c. 1884 - Jul 29, 1909 1884 - 1909
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c. 1851 - Mar 11, 1931 1851 - 1931
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c. 1927 - Jan 22, 1928 1927 - 1928
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c. 1904 - May 23, 1946 1904 - 1946
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c. 1894 - Apr 26, 1898 1894 - 1898
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c. 1849 - Feb 28, 1936 1849 - 1936
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c. 1853 - Jan 27, 1929 1853 - 1929
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c. 1882 - Dec 14, 1893 1882 - 1893
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c. 1810 - Nov 16, 1900 1810 - 1900
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c. 1822 - Jun 16, 1906 1822 - 1906
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c. 1894 - May 9, 1895 1894 - 1895
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- Mar 13, 1898 ? - 1898
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c. 1891 - Oct 5, 1926 1891 - 1926
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c. 1890 - Sep 17, 1912 1890 - 1912
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c. 1825 - Jun 16, 1897 1825 - 1897
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c. 1839 - Sep 29, 1905 1839 - 1905
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c. 1868 - Jun 23, 1938 1868 - 1938
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