Surname: Gray

Biography of George E. Gray

The profession of the law, when clothed with its true dignity and purity, and strength, must rank first among the callings of men, for law rules the universe. The work of the legal profession is to formulate, to harmonize, to regulate, to adjust, to administer those rules and principles that underlie and permeate all government and society and control the varied relations of man. As thus viewed, there attaches to the legal profession a nobleness that cannot but be reflected in the life of the true lawyer, who, conscious of the greatness of his profession, and honest in the pursuit of his purpose, embraces the richness of learning, the profoundness of wisdom, the firmness of integrity and the purity of morals, together with the graces of modesty, courtesy and the general amenities of life. The leading attorney of Malad, and a worthy representative of his calling is George E. Gray. Born in Sparta, Wisconsin, July 26, 1867, he is of Scotch, Irish and German descent. His father, P. D. Gray, was born in New York and when a young man removed to Wisconsin, where he married Miss Harriet L. Nash, a native of Vermont. Both parents are still living in Wisconsin and are well-to-do and respected citizens of that state. They had three children, George E. being the eldest. Having acquired a good preliminary education, he entered the University...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Gray

When Robert Gray was a small boy he lost his father, while they were moving from North Carolina to Tennessee. He had four sisters Polly, Dorcas, Elizabeth, and Jane. After the death of his father, his mother proceeded on her way to Tennessee, with her children; and they remained in that State until 1809, when they came to (now) Warren County, Mo. During the Indian war they lived the greater portion of the time in Castlio’s Fort, in St. Charles County. Polly Gray married Rueben Thornhill, Dorcas, Barney Thornhill and Jane Bryant Thornhill, all of whom were early settlers of Warren County. Elizabeth married Job Stark, who was also an early settler of Warren County. Robert married Elizabeth Liles, by whom he had James, Milton, Henry, Elizabeth, and Jane, only a part of whom lived to be...

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Gray, Charles H. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Charles H. Gray dies at age 82 Charles H. Gray, 82, died Saturday evening at his home at 1240 Baltimore Avenue. A retired employe of The Shevlin – Hixon Company, he was a Bend resident for 30 years. A native Oregonian, Mr. Gray was born Nov. 24, 1877, at Lostine, in Wallowa County. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, at the home address: two daughters, Ladesca (Mrs. Elmer) Brown, Bend, and Willa Crockett, Tangent, and three sons: Arell H. Gray, Cathlamet, Wash.; Thorval Gay, Lostine; Berrell [Verell] W. Gray, Dillard. There are 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Edna Mitchell, Union. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Heider’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Harriet Marling of True Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be in Deschutes Memorial Gardens. The Bend Bulletin Monday October 10, 1960 Page...

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Biography of George M. Gray, M. D.

George M. Gray, M. D. There is hardly a more eminent physician and surgeon in the State of Kansas than Dr. George M. Gray, of Kansas City, Kansas. He is ex-president of the Kansas State Medical Society, a member of the American Medical Association, and has been accorded the honor of a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons. In 1915 Governor Capper appointed him a member of the State Board of Medical Registration and Examination for Kansas and he is now president of the board. Doctor Gray has been in active practice at Kansas City, Kansas, for more than thirty-five years, and for the greater part of that time has been head of the staff of St. Margaret’s Hospital. His attainments and the service he has rendered in his profession are not the only distinctions to be associated with his name. Doctor Gray is properly considered as the father of the park and boulevard system of Kansas City, Kansas. For years he has worked and planned for an adequate system of driveways and parks, and many of the ideas of the project now being put into execution originated in his mind. In March, 1907, the Kansas Legislature passed the law giving Kansas City, Kansas, authority to organize a park board, and permitting the board to levy special taxes for a park and boulevard system. A test was made...

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Gray, Erma L. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Erma L. Gray passed away at the Wallowa County Nursing home in Enterprise on December 28, 1983. She was born August 29, 1897 at Elgin, daughter of Thomas and Nettie Henderson Scott. On Nov. 19, 1913 she was married to John Gray at Enterprise. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a homemaker most of her life. Survivors include three sons, Gerald Gray of North Powder, John Gray of Huntington and Clark Gray of Union; six daughters, Leona Scott of Elgin, Lenis Bales of West Fir, Ore., Lela Fordice of North Powder, Lillian Newton of Milton-Freewater, Beulah Tally of Cove and Marilyn McIntyre of Tigh Valley; three brothers, Duard, Hershel and Darrell Scott, all of Wallowa; two sisters, Fay Finley of Enterprise and Bessie Southwick of Burns; 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Elgin Nazarene Church on Saturday, December 31, at 11 a.m. Frank Laci officiated. Organist was Loris Laci and soloist was Ethel Smith. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Dennis Tally, James Tibbs, Jerry Gray, John Gray, Jr., Edward Tibbs, Rob Gray, Keith Fordice, Kenneth Fordice and Larry Bales. Vault internment was in the Elgin Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, January 5, 1984, Page 5 Contributed by: Sue...

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Biography of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray is one of the largest stock raisers in Osage County. His fortunes have been identified with this state since early manhood, and though he had to start out with only an ordinary equipment of training and capital, he had made prosperity by sheer force of ability and constant exercise of good judgment and hard work. He was born on a farm at Crows Hill, New York, March 9, 1854. Of the eight children born to Joshua and Elizabeth (Foxley) Gray he is the only one now living. His parents were English people and on account of the crowded conditions socially and economically in that country they emigrated to the New World. From New York they came west to Illinois, in the early ’50s, and spent about twenty years in Coles County. Then on account of ill health they traded their farm for one in Osage County, Kansas. This Kansas farm contained 160 acres and Joshua Gray devoted the rest of his life to general farming and stock raising. While in England he had learned the trade of stone mason and plasterer. He had only such education as was given in English schools in the early part of the last century. He possessed very keen business judgment, and in every community where he resided enjoyed the highest respect. After becoming a naturalized American he voted the republican ticket...

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Biography of John C. Gray

A resident of Oklahoma for many years, John C. Gray, who is proprietor of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company at Bartlesville, Washington County, was born in Lee County, Virginia, February 3, 1877, his parents being C. B. and Matilda (Ball) Gray, both of whom were also natives of Virginia. The parents were married in Virginia and soon thereafter removed to Eldorado Springs, Missouri, and from there to Caney, Kansas, where he and his family lived for many years. This town is situated on the Oklahoma boundary line. The father has been a Baptist clergyman throughout his active career and while a resident of Kansas was also interested in real estate, as well as at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where both he and his wife are now making their home. They reared a family of ten children. John C. Gray acquired his early education in the schools of Lee County, Virginia, and also in the Kansas schools, where he came with his parents on their removal to this state in 1893. In 1895 he removed with his parents to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, here establishing a general merchandise business just south of where the courthouse now stands. This he conducted successfully alone until 1898 when his brother, James Gray, joined him in the enterprise, under the firm style of Gray Brothers, and they were among the older firms of the now flourishing city of Bartlesville....

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Gray, George Grant – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon George Gray Is Called Beyond Grim Death Angel Takes Another of County’s Respected Pioneers Death took another of Union county’s respected pioneers yesterday when George Grant Gray died at his residence in Lower Cove at 2:15 o’clock in the afternoon. Burial will be at the Summerville cemetery tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The body will be at the residence from Monday evening until 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at which time it will be taken to Summerville where funeral services will be held. Mr. Gray was born in Granger County, Tennessee, April 10, 1840 er’s family, in 1853, first locating er’s family in 1853, first locating near Corvallis. He came to Union county in 1871 and about 1873 purchased and moved upon the farm where he resided at his death. He was married Feb. 22, 1874 to Sarah Sylvina Jasper who survives him. He also leaves seven children, three sons: George M., Joseph T. and Nathan T., and four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Conley, Mrs. Annie Miller, Mrs. Bessie Childers and Mrs. Dilly Millering, all residing in Union county: 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren besides a host of friends. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, July 23, 1928 Front Page(accompanied by a picture and typed as it appears) Real Early Pioneer Cove District Dies George Grant Gray, familiarly known as “Uncle George Gray, both to his own relatives and...

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Gray, Nellie Frances – Obituary

Nellie Frances Gray, 91, formerly of Union County, died Tuesday, May 25, 1993, of natural causes in Spanaway, Wash. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Interment will follow in Belle Passi Mausoleum in Woodburn. Mrs. Gray was born Sept. 25, 1901, in Lenox County, Iowa, to George Washington and Alice Mae Wiley Lemon. The family moved to Lynden, Wash., when she was very young. Her father died there when she was six, and her mother moved the family to Union, where she received her education. She married Ernest Merrell Gray on May 28, 1921, at the home of Dillie and the late Eugene Millering of La Grande. She was appointed post-mistress of Alicel in November 1933 and resigned in August 1939. She and her husband farmed for many years in Lower Cove, and owned and operated laundries in Salem and Vancouver, Wash. In 1956 they moved to Santa Clara, Calif., where she worked at Santa Clara University until she retired in 1968. In 1971 they returned to Woodburn, where they lived until her husband’s death on Dec. 31, 1987. Survivors include her daughters Muriel Ellis of Boise and Darlene O’Mohundro of Silverton; sister Flossie Green of Bend; grandsons T. J. Calvin of Priest River, Idaho and Nathan Calvin of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters Frances King of Silverton, Erna Jacobsen of Roy, Wash., and...

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Gray, Elton Hughes – Obituary

E. Hughes Gray, a former resident of Union County, died Thursday, Dec. 24, in Vancouver, Washington. He was born in Lower Cove, the youngest son of George M. and Mary Miller Gray. He was a graduate of La Grande High School. He is survived by his wife, Etta; one son, Milton Gray of Los Angeles and one daughter, Sandra of San Diego; one brother, Ernest M. Gray of Woodburn, Ore.; two sisters, Eudelle Olson and Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie, Ore.; many cousins in this area and one aunt, Mrs. Eugene Millering of La Grande. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in Vancouver. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, December 28, 1981 Page...

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Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City. Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Gray had 37 first cousins, of whom 21 are still living. Several still live in Union County. A brother, Hughes Gray, died earlier. The funeral will be held Monday at the Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Contributions in Mr. Gray’s memory can be made to the People’s Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., N.E. Salem 97301. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, January 2, 1988 Page...

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Gray, George M. – Obituary

Gray Funeral Is Planned Sunday George M. Gray, 61, Alicel, who died of a heart attack at Wecoma, Oregon yesterday was born in Union county in 1881 and has lived here all of his life. Funeral services will be held for him at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Rev. Lester Carlsen will conduct the services, and burial will be in the family plot in the Summerville cemetery. Gray is survived by his wife, Mary, and four children, Ernest, Beaverton, Oregon; Mrs. Eudelle Russell, Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Othella Purvine, Salem; and Hugh, Portland. He is also survived by two brothers, Nate and Joe of La Grande; and four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Conley, Mrs. Anna Miller, and Mrs. Bessie Childers, all of Cove, and Mrs. Berdilla Millering of La Grande. He had four children and one great grandson. Lincoln County Leader January 21, 1943 Page 4 George Merrell Gray, who came to Taft from La Grande, Oregon, for his health two months ago, passed away January 15th, at the age of 62 years. He was born March 18, 1881, in Union County, Oregon, and is survived by his wife Mary Alma, also four sisters, living in Eastern Oregon and two sons and daughters. Services were held at La Grande, Oregon, January 17th. The La Grande Evening Observer Saturday, January 16, 1943 Page...

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Gray, Joseph – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Joseph T. Gray, 74, service station operator of Rt. 1 La Grande, died this morning at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Boon White officiating. Burial follows in Island City cemetery. Born at Cove, Mr. Gray had lived in Union County all his life. He was a member of Cove Lodge No. 91 AF & AM and the La Grande Elks. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Verda Gray of La Grande; three daughters, Mrs. Reba Laird, Mrs. Maiva Spray and Mrs. LaNita Buchanan, all of La Grande; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Millering, La Grande; and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, December 26, 1963 Page...

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Gray, Nathan – Obituary

Nathan Taylor Gray, 65, a farmer in the lower Cove area, died at his home Tuesday morning, Nov. 5 after a heart attack. Youngest son of the late George G. and Vina Jasper Gray, Union county pioneers, Mr. Gray was born at the old family home in lower Cove on Jan. 19, 1892. He had lived in Union county all his life. Funeral services are to be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Murl Gassoway officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Summerville Cemetery. A trustee of Calvary Baptist church at Cove, Mr. Gray had been active in the church all his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include the widow, Ada Houx Gray, Cove; sons Donald of Pendleton and Aldon, who operates the family ranch; and a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Delda) Smith, La Grande. Three sisters and a brother also survive. They are Mrs. Sally Conley, Cove; Mrs. Bessie Childers and Mrs. Dillie Millering, and Joe T. Gray, all of La Grande. There are also 21 nieces and nephews surviving in addition to other relatives and many friends. La Grande Evening Observer Wednesday, November 6, 1957 Front...

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Gray, Sallie Inez – Obituary

The funeral for Sallie Inez Gray, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Niswonger-Reynolds Chapel, with burial in Deschutes Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Howard Heimbuch of the Four Square Gospel Church will officiate. Mrs. Gray, of 517 W. Birch in Redmond, died Sunday at a local nursing home. She was born to Charles and Sarah Bridwell Hamilton on March 20, 1884, in Alicel, Union County, Ore., and had come to Central Oregon in 1929. She had been a cook at the Altamont Hotel, the Sisters Hotel and the East and Crescent Lake resorts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H., in October 1960. Survivors include five children: Arell H. Gray of Kelso, Wash., T. G. Gray of Lostine, Ore., V. W. Gray of Sutherlin, Mrs. Marion Crocket of Brothers, and Mrs. LaDesca Brown of Redmond; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The Bulletin Bend, Oregon Monday December 19, 1977 Page...

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