|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1857|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1929|
Los Angeles County
Son of Howard Coray and Martha Jane Knowlton
Married Katherine Ann Lucas Burt, 17 Jun 1891, Logan, Cache, Utah
Children - Daphne Coray, Quincy Burt Coray, Julian Coray, Kathryn Coray, Jerome Coray, George Dale Coray
The Coray family moved to Mona, Utah in 1871. George worked with his father and brothers, farming, lumbering and molasses milling, etc. Then on the large farm at Mona he grew to manhood subjected to the stern discipline encountered there.
Early in life he demonstrated a desire and bility as a study and before long it became apparent that he was to be the distinguised member of the Coray family in this area of human activity. At the age of eighteen he resumed school Attendance, first at Brigham Young Academy and then at the University of Utah. Under extreme financial hardicaps in various part time occupations, including school teaching, he was able to spend three years of study at Cornell University in New York State. Returning, he accepted employment in newspaper work at Provo, Salt Lake City and Ogden.
In Decmember 1891, at the age of thirty-four, he returned to the University of Utah, first as librarian, during which service he continued his studies, and in 1894 earned a Bachelor of Science degree at that institution. September that year he began his long career as instructor at the University of Utah. His first interests were in the field of chemistry but his broad and varied employment opportunities out of college inclined him to the fields of economics and sociology, in which he remained throughout his long professional career. During 1903-04, with sabbatical leave, he took specialized study at Columbia University at New York City and earned a Master of Arts degree. By 1896 he had been made an assistant professor, and in 1902 advanced to full professorship. In 1917 he became professor of anthropology and sociology. By then he had earned "a standing as one of the recognized students and instructors. . . of our country."
On June 17 1891, the year that George became associated with the University of Utah, he married Katherine Ann Burt. Her father was City Marshal at Salt Lake City, and while engaged in those duties died of gun shot wounds. There long time family home was located in Salt Lake City.
George died within a year after he retired from the University where he had devoted thirty years of dedicated service. He died in Los Angeles, California of stomach cancer, while on a visit to two of the children residing there. In accordance with his instructions, his body was cremated by the Evergreen Crematory in El Monte, Caifornia, and the remains brought to Salt Lake City and reposes in a local mausoleum (Deseret News, October 6, 1929). A vault was purchased by the family 18 Nov 1929. He was interred 12 Dec 1929.
Howard Coray (1817 - 1908)
Martha Jane Knowlton Coray (1822 - 1881)
Katherine Ann Burt Coray (1869 - 1947)*
Daphne Coray Morgan (1893 - 1983)*
Howard Knowlton Coray (1842 - 1928)*
Martha Jane Knowlton Coray Lewis (1844 - 1929)*
Harriet Virginia Knowlton Coray Dusenberry (1846 - 1872)*
Mary Knowlton Coray Roberts (1848 - 1923)*
Ephrina Serepa Coray Lewis (1850 - 1923)*
William Henry Coray (1851 - 1935)*
Helena Knowlton Coray Alexander (1852 - 1905)*
Sidney Algernon Coray (1855 - 1943)*
Wilford Coray (1856 - 1856)*
George Quincy Coray (1857 - 1929)
Francis Delavan Coray (1860 - 1908)*
Louis Laville Coray (1862 - 1949)*
Don Silas Rathbone Coray (1864 - 1899)*
Salt Lake Memorial Mausoleum & Mortuary
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: Section J, Nitch 133C
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20354816