John Doyle Gray

Birth
Kings, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 25 Apr 1911 (aged 74)
Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Sanborn, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 119787448 · View Source
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John Doyle Gray was born in St. Johns, Brunswick about 1841, the son of Henry and Sarah (Pierce) Gray. Julia Ann Innis was born in 1837 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. John and Julia were married at Richmond, Ontario.
To this union were born thirteen children:
* Mary Ann (1858-1938) - [Mrs. Salem Ezra Crandell]
* Thomas Mariner (1861-1941)
* James Burley (1864-1956)
* Rachel Matilda (b. 1866) - [Mrs. Henry Mansfield Zellers]
* Ruth Rebecca (1867-1916) - [Mrs. Ernest Joseph Beleal]
* John Wesley (1869-1957)
* Sarah Ann (1871-1900) - [Mrs. John Welch Craft]
* Julia Maria "Myra" (1873-1950) - [Mrs. George Adelbert Peelman]
* Charles Oliver (1874-1880)
* William Earnest (1876-1963)
* Arthur Pierce (1878-1945)
* Henry (6 May 1879-13 Jun 1879)
* George Henry Holder (1880-1958)

The Doyle family settled in Potter Township in 1880, putting up with the usual hardships of the early settlers, including the use of oxen to do the field work. A house was built of native stone which was used until 1927. A large hip-roofed barn was built and the latest arrangements for the feeding of animals were installed as well as the disposal of manure. John Doyle did not live to enjoy the use of the new barn as he passed away April 26, 1911. Julia Ann lived until May 26, 1917 with her son Arthur Pierce, on the farm which she and John had worked so diligently to establish.

Source: Barnes County History, 1976, page 83
Thank you, Find-a-Grave contributor: StacieND.



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  • Created by: Smidge
  • Added: 4 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119787448
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Doyle Gray (29 Mar 1837–25 Apr 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119787448, citing Fairview Cemetery, Sanborn, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Smidge (contributor 47107695) .