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Thomas Gregory
3/1851 - 10/31/1939
Thomas Gregory was born on an unknown day in March 1851 in Shelton, Staffordshire, England and died on October 31, 1939 in Patton, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He lived to be 88 years old.

His parents were Joseph Gregory (1825) and Harriet Moore.

He married Betsy Gutridge.
Samuel T. Gregory (Mar 1883)
Ellen Gregory (Sep 1884)
William Gregory (Jan 1886)
Florence Gregory (Dec 1888)
John Gregory (May 1890)
Henry C. Gregory (Oct 1893)
Lucy Gregory (Apr 1894)
Census6/1/1851 Shelton, Staffordshire ZZ  about 3 months old 
Joseph Gregory (26), Harriet Gregory (23), Thomas Gregory (3 Mo),Where born: Shelton, Staffordshire, England Civil parish: Stoke upon Trent Ecclesiastical parish: Hope Town: Hanley and Shelton County/Island: Staffordshire Country: England Registration district: Stoke Upon Trent Sub-registration district: Shelton ED, institution, or vessel: 1n Household schedule number: 7 Piece: 2005 Folio: 341 Page number: 2  
Census1/1/1881 Potteries, Staffordshire ZZ  29 yrs old 
Thomas Gregory (age 30), Betsey Gregory (26), Harriet E. Gregory (6), Sarah J. Gregory (4), Emily Gregory (3), Annie Gregory (1). Where born: Potteries, Staffordshire, England Civil parish: Burntwood Edial and Woodhouses County/Island: Staffordshire Country: England Street Address: Rugeley Road Marital Status: Married Occupation: Coal Miner Registration district: Lichfield ED, institution, or vessel: 16 Piece: 2774 Folio: 64 Page number: 25 
Census6/21/1900 Carroll PA (Cambria County) 49 yrs old 
268:Thomas Gregory (age 49-Mar 1851), Betsy Gregory (45-Feb 1855), Samuel T. Gregory (17-Mar 1883), Ellen Gregory (15-Sep 1884), William Gregory (14-Jan 1886), Florence Gregory (11-Dec 1888), John Gregory (10-May 1890), Henry C. Gregory (6-Oct 1893), Lucy Gregory (4-Apr 1894),and border - William Gregory (44-abt 1856). Thomas, Betsy and William were born in England, all others in PA. Thomas, Samuel, William and the border William are coal miners. Thomas and Betsy have been married 25 years, they have 11 children. Thomas immigrated to the US in 1879. 
Census1/1/1910 Carroll PA (Cambria County) 58 yrs old 
569-Thomas Gregory (age 59), Betsy Gregory (55),Henry C. Gregory (17), Lucy Gregory (14). Betsy and William were born in England, as were their parents, all others in PA. Thomas is a coal miner. Thomas and Betsy have been married 37 years, they have 11 children. Thomas immigrated to the US in 1879.  
Census1/1/1920 East Carroll PA (Cambria County) 68 yrs old 
69, 70 -Thomas Gregrory Sr.(age 69), Betsy Gregrory (65). Both were born in England, as were their parents. Thomas is a coal miner. Thomas and Betsy immigrated to the US in 1879. They live on Reilley Rd.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1939 Fairview Cemetery, Patton PA (Cambria County) 87 yrs old 
Thomas Gregory - 1851 - 1939

Betsy Gregory - 1855 - 1931
Fairview Cemetery, Patton, Cambria County, PA 

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2 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
5 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
8 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
14 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
18 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
26 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
28 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
38 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
44 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
46 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
49 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
49 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
50 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
51 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
52 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
53 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
55 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
55 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
55 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
61 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
62 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
63 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
72 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
72 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
73 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
75 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
76 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
77 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
85 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
87 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
10 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
11 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
31 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
34 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
57 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
61 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
62 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
66 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
68 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
87 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
88 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
4 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
9 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
11 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
12 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
14 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
17 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
24 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
25 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
58 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
59 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
76 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
78 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
79 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
81 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
82 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
83 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
83 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
84 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
88 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
58 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
63 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
66 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
68 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
69 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
87 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
88 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.

Betsy Gutteridge
Born on February 13, 1855 and died on March 7, 1939
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The Children of Thomas Gregory

24 years old
Ellen 'Nellie' Gregory
Born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania on an unknown day in September 1884 and died in Akron, Summit County, Ohio on January 8, 1968. She was 83 years old.

She also went by Ella. Her parents were Thomas Gregory (3/1851 England - 10/31/1939 OH) and Betsy Gutridge (2/13/1855 England-3/7/1939)...
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