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Joseph William Gray

Bridport, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 29 May 1862 (aged 48)
Burial Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 1, Plot 525
Memorial ID 5546 · View Source
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Co-founder of the Cleveland plan Dealer newspaper.

From Burials and Removals Erie Street Cemetery 1840-1918, published 1919"

The Gray brothers, four in number, made their first appearance in Cleveland in 1833, were of old New England family. Their father, Urel Gray, lived in Bridgeport Vt. where his children were born. Their mother Betsey Case Gray was also of Puritan stock. The family removed to Madrid, Lawrence Co. NY, while the children were young. Joseph W. Gray the youngest brother of the family was better and longer known in connection with newspaper work than the others. He was editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1842 to 1862. Mr. Gray was one of the early postmasters of Cleveland, his term of office extending from 1852 to 1858. The post office at that tie was on the west side of Water street corner of St. Clair street. Mr. Gray lived in a pretty cottage on 253 Superior street near Erie street now the site of the Colonial Theatre Mr. Gray's death in 1862 was premature; brought about by an accident through which one eye was destroyed and the loss of the other threatened. He lived on for a year with his nervous system shattered, and unable to read or write. His widow removed to Los Angeles Cal. where she died at the home of a daughter.

The children of Joseph and Catherine Gray were Josephine Gray (married W. H. Harvey), Eugene Gray, and Lewis Gray.




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