Earl Thornton GRAY Wesley Mearl GRAY Hazel GRAY Mabel Lillian GRAY Jennie KAUFMAN Mini tree diagram
James Alexander GRAY

James Alexander GRAY5,6,1,7,2,3,4,8

Jun 18721,2,3,4 - 12th Mar 19305,6,1

Life History

Jun 1872

Born in Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4

about 1894

Married Jennie KAUFMAN in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon

3rd Nov 1895

Birth of son Earl Thornton GRAY in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.2,4,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

13th Dec 1898

Birth of son Wesley Mearl GRAY in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.2,4,16,14,17,18,19,9

May 1900

Birth of daughter Hazel GRAY in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.7,2

before 1910

Death of daughter Hazel GRAY in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.7

4th Jul 1914

Birth of daughter Mabel Lillian GRAY in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.14,6,3,20,21,22,9

12th Mar 1930

Died in Riverside, Riverside, California.5,6,1

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Multnomah County, Oregon, 16 June, Portland Ward11, District 16, page 5A, McKenna Ave, Hse #96, Fam #100
    Gray, James A Head W M June 1869 30 Married 6 years PA PA PABricklayer Owns
    Gray, Jessie [Jennie] Wife W F Oct 1875 24 Married 6 yrs 4 children/3living OR IA OR
    Gray, Earl W M Nov 1895 4 Single OR PA OR
    Gray, Westley Dec 1897 2 Single OR PA OR
    Gray, Hazel Dau May 1900 0mos Single OR PA OR

    In notes and corrections on the 1900 census record for James and hisfamily, the following comments were made by other researchers.  JenGareth provides James' middle name and gives us the correct spellingsof the children's names, correcting the enumerator's entries.

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    James Alexander Gray rather than James A Gray (Added a variation ofthe recorded data)
    --  JenGaret, Ancestry Comment, 19 December 2011

    James A Gray's spouse was Jennie Gray, not Jessie. His son's nameswere Earl and Wesley, not Westley. His daughter's name was Mabel, notHazel.
    --  JenGaret, Ancestry Comment, 23 December 2008

    Hazel was born in 1900 and died before 1910. Mabel was born in 1914
    --  LyndasCa, Ancestry Comment, 24 December 2011
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    The comment on Hazel is correct only in the fact that James did have adaughter named Mabel.  But Mabel was not born un til 1914, so thisHazel reported in the 1900 census was not his daughter Hazel, as JenGaret thought.  Lyndas provides clarification of the daughter namedHazel.

    The 1910 census also informs us that besides Hazel, they have lost twoother chidlren, born and died between the censuses.  Our of 5 childrenborne by Jennie, only the two boys Earl and Wesley remain, until Mabelis born in 1914.

    1910 Federal Census, Multnomah County, Oregon, 19 April, Portland Ward8, District 192, Sheet 6A, 744 Belmont St, Hse  #124, Fam #133
    Gray, James A Head M W 37 Married 16 yrs PA PA PA Concrete ContractorOwns
    Gray, Jennie F W 35 Married 16 yrs 5 children/2 living OR OR OR
    Gray, Earl Son M W 14 Single OR PA OR
    Gray, Wesley Son M W 12 Single OR PA OR

    James and Jennie and their son Earl have separte listings in the 1914Portland City Directory,

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Portland, Oregon, City Directory, 1914, p 643
    Gray Earl T clk H D Clark r 894 1/2 E Morrison
    Gray James A (Jennie) carp h 894 1/2 E Morrison

    1920 Federal Census, Riverside County, California, 14 January, SanGorgonio Township, District 131, Page 2A, Hse #36, Fam #37
    Gray, James A Head Owns Free and Clear M W 48 PA PA PA Retail GroceryMerchant
    Gray, Jinnie Wife F W 45 Single OR MO OR
    Gray, Mabel Dau F W 6 Single OR PA OR

    California, Death Index, 1905-1939
    James A Gray
    Age at Death 58
    Birth Year abt 1872
    Death 12 Mar 1930 Riverside, California, USA

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