|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1881|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1925|
Alice Mabel Gray was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago.
In the fall of 1915, she moved to the sand dunes of northwest Indiana with only a jelly jar, knife and a spoon. The Chicago newspapers named her "Diana of the Dunes."
There was much newspaper publicity written about her while she was alive. She said she was married to Paul Wilson (Eisenblatter) and they lived together first in Westchester Twp, Porter County, Indiana and then they moved further west near Ogden Dunes.
She died in 1925 in her little remote shack in tne sand dunes after ten years of living there.
Her obituary was featured on page 1 of the Chicago Tribune with a picture and was printed in the New York Times. Many newspaper and magazines articles continued to be written about her after her death, often inaccurate.
For many years, there was a Diana of the Dunes Festival in Chesterton.
Finally in 2010, a factual book was written about her: "Diana of the Dunes - The True Story of Alice Gray" authored by Janet Zenke Edwards.
Ambrose Beardsley Gray (1842 - 1898)
Sallie R Gray Gray (1843 - 1902)
Paul George (Eisenblatter) Wilson (1892 - 1941)
Leonora P Gray Dunn (1867 - 1948)*
Alice Mable Gray Wilson (1881 - 1925)
Chester Eugene Gray (1883 - 1941)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58755578
I hope you have found the peace you sought. From one who loves the stars as you did, walks the same paths among the dunes that you have, and now finds peace,wonder, and solace in the wild places.|
Added: Jul. 8, 2012
Added: Sep. 25, 2011
Rest in peace, Alice.|
Added: Feb. 7, 2011
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