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

Alonzo GAY3,1,2,4,5,6,7,8

18551,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 29th May 18996

Life History

1855

Born in Minnesota.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

29th May 1899

Died in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota.6

after 29th May 1899

Buried in Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota.6

Notes

  • The child listed in most sources and genealogies as Alonzo wasenumerated in 1857 under the name Aloys.

    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]

    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]

    1875 Minnesota State Census, Meeker County, 1 May 1875, Swan Lake,page 983, Fam #142
    Gay, Volney 60 M W born Ohio Parents both b Maine [b abt 1815]
    Gay, Alonzo 20 M W born Minn Ohio Ohio [b abt 1855]
    Gay, Caroline 18 F W born Minn Ohio Ohio [b abt 1857]
    Gay, Wm 12 M W Minn Ohio Ohio [b abt Jan 1863]
    Gay, Ann 9 F W Minn Ohio Ohio [b abt 1866]

    1880 Federal Census, Meeker County, Minnesota, 12 June, Ladys SpringDistrict 3, Enumeration District 144, page 10, Hse/Fam #53
    Gay, Volney W M 64 Head Farmer Ohio Scotland Scotland [b abt 1826]
    Gay, Jane  W F 43 Wife Keeping House Has Consumption KY OH KY [abt1837]
    Gay, Alonzo  W M 25 Son Works on Farm idiotic Minnesota Ohio Kentucky[b abt 1855]
    Gay, Willie  W M 18 Son Works on Farm Minnesota Ohio Kentucky [b abt1862]
    Gay [Sellards], Armstrong  W M 15 Son Works on Farm KY OH KY [b abt1865]
    Gay [Sellards], Jasper W M 12 Son Works on Farm Minn OH KY [b abt1868]

    Alonzo is reported here as "Idiotic."  He and his brother William arestill in his father's household, after their mother died in 1873.Their stepmother's two sons named Sellards are also in the home, butreported with the Gay last name here.

    Alonzo died at the state hosopital and was buried in their cemetery.The folliwng appears to be for the same Alonzo Gay.  But this is thefirst indication we have had that he was born in Morrison County.  Allfamily census records we have seen are for Meeker, Carver and McLeodCounty.  But there seems little doubt that this is the correct Alonzo(spelled Alonbza on the grave).

    Alonza Gay
    Birth 1855
    Death May 29, 1899
    Note: Home County: Morrison; Hosp.#782
    Burial Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter TailCounty, Minnesota
    Plot: Section-Grave Number-Cemetery: 15-6-1 (Burial Number: 202)
    Created by SJF Mar 21, 2014
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #126659825,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gay&GSiman=1&GScid=2316448&GRid=126659825&

Sources

  • 1. 1850 Federal Census, Schuyler County, Illinois
    • 18 July, Camden, PO Young America, page 104-105 (scan 396-397), Hse
  • 2. 1865 Minnesota State Census, McLeod County
    • 1 June, Penn Township, Hse/Fam #21
  • 3. 1857 Minnesota State Census, Carver County
    • 19 October, Township 116, Hse #324, Fam #325
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Meeker County, Minnesota
    • 12 June, Ladys Spring District 3, Enumeraton District 144, page 10,
  • 5. 1885 Minnesota State Census, Meeker County
    • 2 June, Dassel, page 15, Hse/Fam #120
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1875 Minnesota State Census, Meeker County
    • 1 May 1875, Swan Lake, page 983, Fam #142
  • 8. 1870 Federal Census, Bates County, Missouri
    • 27 July, PO Butler, Grand River, page 7, Hse/Fam #45

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