Volney Ephraim GAY Alvaro GAY Lucina Anna GAY George GAY Ivanhoe Sylvester GAY Alonzo GAY Frances Carolina GAY Asa GAY William GAY Elsie Ann GAY Laura Nancy Lucy FARRINGTON Mini tree diagram
Orren Lenard GAY

Orren Lenard GAY2,3,4,1,1,5

16th Feb 18541,2,3,4,1,1,5 - 29th Sep 19211,1,1

Life History

16th Feb 1854

Born in McLeod County, Minnesota.1,2,3,4,1,1,5

29th Sep 1921

Died in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota.1,1,1

From typhoid fever

2nd Oct 1921

Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.1,1,1

Notes

  • 1857 Minnesota State Census, Carver County, 19 October, Township 116,Hse #324, Fam #325
    Gay, Volney 40 M b Ohio Farmer [b abt 1817]
    Gay, Laura 24 F b Ohio [b abt 1833]
    Gay, Oliver 15 M b Illinois [b abt 1842]
    Gay, Losiney 13 F b Illinois [b abt 1844]
    Gay, George 11 M b Illinois [b abt 1846]
    Gay, Sylivester [sic] 8 M b Illinois [b abt 1849]
    Gay, Orrin 4 M b Minnesota [b abt 1853]
    Gay, Alois 3 M b Minnesota [b abt 1854]
    Gay, Francis 2 months M b Minnesota [b abt 1856]

    All the children were reported in 1850 as born in Minnesota.  But in1857 and 1860 all the children born before 1850 were reported born inIllinois and all the ones after 1850 in Minnesota.

    1860 Federal Census, Carver County, Minnesota, 18 July, Camden, POYoung America, page 104-105 (scan 396-397), Hse #1015, Fam #877
    Volney Gay 42 F Carpenter $0 Real Estate declared $150 Personal bornOhio [b abt 1818]
    Laura Gay 36 M born Ohio [b abt 1824]
    Alfield [Oliver] Gay 18 M born Illinois [b abt 1842]
    Louise Anna Gay 16 M born Illinois [b abt 1844]
    George Gay 14 F born Illinois [b abt 1846]
    Ivenhal [Ivanhoe] Gay 12 M born Illinois [b abt 1848]
    - page 105 -
    Orin Gay 8 M born Minnesota [b abt 1852]
    Alonzo Gay 6 M born Minnesota [b abt 1854]
    Carolina Gay 4 M born Minnesota [b abt 1856]
    Asa Gay 2 M born Minnesota [b abt 1858]

    1865 Minnesota State Census, McLeod County, 1 June, Penn Township,Hse/Fam #21
    Volney Gay M [no ages or birth states rptd in this census]
    Lucy Gay F
    Sylvester Gay M
    Orrin Gay M
    Alonzo Gay 11 M
    Carolin Gay F
    Asa Gay M

    1870 Federal Census, Bates County, Missouri, 27 July, PO Butler, GrandRiver, page 7, Hse/Fam #45
    Gay, Volney 45 M W Farmer $0 declared Real Estate $0 declared Personalborn Ohio [b abt 1825]
    Gay, Nancy 45 F W Home b Ohio Cannot read [b abt 1825]
    Gay, Ivanhoe 22  M W Farmer born Illinois [b abt 1848]
    Gay, Orin 17 M W Farmer born Illinois [b abt 1853]
    Gay, Alfred [Alonzo] 15 M W Farmer born Illinois Attended School,Idiot [b abt Jan 1855]
    Gay, Asa 8 M W Farmer born Illinois [b abt 1862]
    Gay, William 6 M W born Illinois [b abt 1864]
    Gay, Elsey 4 F W home born Illinois [b abt 1866]

    There are two memoirals for Orren on Finda a Grave, reporting he isburied in Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, Minnesota.

    Orren Lenard Gay
    Birth Feb. 16, 1854
    Death Sep. 29, 1921
    Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota
    Created by Maureen S Jun 12, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #112178606,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gay&GSiman=1&GSst=25&GSsr=81&GRid=112178606&

    The memorial posted first has Orren's obituary, which reports that hedied of Typhoid Fever.

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    Orren Lenard Gay
    Birth Feb. 16, 1854 McLeod County, Minnesota
    Death Sep. 29, 1921 Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota

    [The Bemidji Daily Pioneer, October 03, 1921, Page 6, Image 6]
    "TYPHOID FEVER VICTIM LAID TO REST SUNDAY

    Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock atthe Baptist church for Orrin Leonard Gay, who died at his home in thiscity September 29 from typhoid fever. Mr. Gay was 66 years, 7 monthsand 15 days of age at the time of death. He was born in McLeod county,Minn., and has always been a resident of this state, having lived inPrinceton and Burtrum and has been a resident of Bemidji for the past14 years. He leaves to mourn his death one daughter, Mrs. Vail, ofthis city, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Dingman, of Fort Ripley. M. E.Ibertson had charge of the funeral arrangements."

    Parents:
    Volney Ephraim Gay (1817 - 1889)
    Lucy Farrington Gay (1822 - 1873)
    Spouse Eliza Hattie Veal Lewis (1846 - 1897)

    Children:
    Elsie Wilhelmina Gay Vale (1875 - 1951)
    Jesse L Gay (1878 - 1916)
    Samuel M Gay (1879 - 1970)
    Jesse Ellsworth Gay (1884 - 1918)

    Sibling Elsie Annie Gay Dingman (1866 - 1936) Half-sibling

    Burial Greenwood Cemeteryn Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota

    Maintained by Marilyn Phelps, Originally Created by Jo Dec 14, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32163621,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32163621
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1865 Minnesota State Census, McLeod County
    • 1 June, Township 116, Hse #324, Fam #325
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Carver County, Minnesota
    • 18 July, Camden, PO Young America, page 105, Hse #1015, Fam #877
  • 4. 1857 Minnesota State Census, Carver County
    • 19 October, Township 116, Hse #324, Fam #325
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Bates County, Missouri
    • 27 July, PO Butler, Grand River, page 7, Hse/Fam #45

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