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Sylvester W "S.W." Gray, Sr
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Birth: Mar., 1863
Wayne County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1941
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Sylvester defended his country as a corporal in the 23rd US Infantry during the Spanish American War. He served two enlistments in the Army during which time he married his first wife Consuela Gonzales. After the war, around 1900, he opened a hattery in San Antonio. April 9, 1913 Sylvester married Margie Stewart. To keep costs low The Gray's lived in the same building that housed the store. They had two children. Margret, born in 1914 died after just a few days. Sylvester W. Gray Jr eventually followed in his father's footsteps and became the second "Gray the Hatter." Sylvester appears to have been a good businessman and community leader who provided employment for many in the community including his nephew Rollow McCullough.

Obituary, San Antonio Express, April 25, 1941. "GRAY--Sylvester W. Gray, 78, of 1434 S. St Mary`s, entered rest April 23, 1941. Survivors: Widow, Mrs. Margie Gray; son, S.W. Gray Jr. Services Friday, 9:00 a.m., Post Chapel. Post Chaplain John F. Gaertner officiating. Interment National Cemetery, under auspices Eugene J. Hernandes Camp No. 1 USWV. Member W.O.W. Sam Houston No. 55 and Eagles. Charles Hanavan Funeral Director." 
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  Margaret Campbell Stewart Gray (1880 - 1963)
  Margret Gray (1914 - 1914)*
  Sylvester W Gray (1918 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: CPL US Army, Spanish American War
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section F Site 112
Maintained by: Wahooka
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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Sylvester W S.W. Gray, Sr
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