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Russell Davis Gray, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1899
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov., 1975
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Veteran: WW I, U S Marine Corps

Mayflower descendant of both his paternal grandparents with paternal grandfather a Confederate officer and mother Flora, 100% German blood mother's father, with his two brothers, in Union army during Civil War, and at least two ancestors Revolutiionary war veterans Heinrich Staring (1730-1808) and
Rev Robert Gray (1761-1822).

h/o Eleanor Gordon Pitt, had two known children;


Birth: 2nd of three known children in Wichita, Sedgwick county, Kansas, following parents living at Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri for nearly nine years.

"Russ" attended Gilman Country School of Baltimore, Maryland and Princeton University with brother Howard "Howdie" Kramer, lived at Thomaston, Knox county, Maine for six years in house his mother last lived in, 25, now 64 Hyler street, building boats near the old Upper Toll Bridge, including M/V HARRIETTE II for his parents, last surviving son, handling his widowed mother's affairs at her demise, sending my inheritance from aunt Harriette. Buried with parents, wife and son in Druid Ridge cemetery, Baltimore.

He had built boats in Maine then Liberty ships for the Navy in Superior, Douglas county, Wisconsin, - seven yard craft for the US Navy during WWII. These were covered lighters about 200 feet long and perhaps 50 feet wide. Unfortunately the Naval photo archives had no photos of any of them - though they do of similar craft built elsewhere. .

Death: in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey

Census: 1900, age seven months Monett, Barry County, Missouri

Father: Carl Raymond Gray b: 28 SEP 1867 in Princeton, Dallas County, Arkansas
Mother: Harriette Amanda "Hattie" Flora b: 17 SEP 1869 in Verdigris, now Liberty township, Montgomery, formerly Wilson county, Kansas (1st white child born in Montgomery county)

Marriage: Eleanor Gordon Pitt b: 1 AUG 1899 in Baltimore, Independent city, Maryland
Married: 8 OCT 1921 in Baltimore, Independent city, Maryland

Known Children

Daughter: Eleanor Howard (Gray) Knutson (1923-1994), born Maine, died in Minnesota, ashes are interred in the Garth (garden) of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota.

Son: Russell Davis, jr (1925-1926), born & died in Thomaston, Knox county, Maine, buried in Druid Ridge cemetery, Baltimore.

Prepared in part by Bill Boggess.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl Raymond Gray (1867 - 1939)
  Harriette Amanda Flora Gray (1869 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Gordon Pitt Gray (1899 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Howard Gray Knutson (1923 - 1994)*
  Russell Davis Gray (1925 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carl Raymond Gray (1889 - 1955)*
  Russell Davis Gray (1899 - 1975)
  Howard Kramer Gray (1901 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Druid Ridge Cemetery
Pikesville
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: in 306
 
Created by: Bill
Record added: Nov 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44554545
Russell Davis Gray, Sr
Added by: Bill
 
Russell Davis Gray, Sr
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Russell Davis Gray, Sr
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- Lynette Davis
 Added: Oct. 20, 2013
~ enjoyed knowing and working with his son-in-law ~
- bill
 Added: Nov. 27, 2011
 
 
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