|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1842|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1922|
Joseph Witcum Gay was born the year his parents, Louisa and George Kirby Gay finished their brick house at Wheatland, Oregon. It was the first brick house built west of the Rocky Mountains.
OBITUARY: Joseph W. Gay, Vet of Indian War Is Dead at Age of 88 - Joseph W. Gay, veteran of the Indian wars of 1854 and last survivor of the Steptoe Butte company near The Dalles, died at Siletz, February 7th at the age of 88 years. He was born in Yamhill County, December 22, 1842. His father was George Gay, who voted at the famous Champoeg convention in 1843. Joseph Gay volunteered and served six years in the Indian wars.
He is survived by two sons, D.W. Gay of Portland and Charles Gay of Washington state, a daughter, Mrs. J.L. Goodell of Siletz, a sister, Mrs. Ada Dent of Hopewell and a brother, William who lives in Washington.
Funeral services were held at Siletz. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
George Kirby Gay (1810 - 1882)
Louisa Yamhill Gay (1820 - 1861)
Mary St. Clair Gay (1832 - 1884)*
Charles Gay (1870 - 1962)*
Mary Ann Gay Simkins (1839 - 1891)*
Joseph Witcum Gay (1842 - 1922)
Adeline Bellay Gay Dent (1852 - 1926)*
Louisa Gay Cave (1856 - 1909)*
Riverside VFW Cemetery
Created by: Lorna Grauer
Record added: Jul 17, 2012
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