The Holton (KS) Recorder
June 18, 1908

William Gray was born in Bloomington, Indiana, September 17, 1831, and died at his home near Whiting, Kan., June 8, 1908, at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 9 days. He united with the Christian church at Bedford, Ind., at the age of 17... He was married in 1860 to Elizabeth Norman at Holtonsville, Ind. To this union were born two sons and three daughters. One son, Alva, died in 1904. The other children, all still living, are David Gray, of Kansas City, and Josephine Gray, Mary Gray and Kate Gray, all of Whiting. Mrs. Gray also survives her husband. Mr. Gray worked at the tanner's trade in Lawrence county, Ind., for twenty-three years. He moved to his farm near Whiting in the spring of 1870, and made it his home for the last thirty-seven years of his life. He was a charter member of the Christian church at Whiting, in fact was the first member in the community. He was very active in the organization of the church and the erection of the building. Mr. Gray was the second son in a family of ten children, only one whom survive him... laid to rest in the Netawaka cemetery... Whiting. illness of long standing during which he had suffered much...

Source: Jack Fenton, Compiler. Selected Death Notices from Jackson County, Kansas, Vol. VII, 1906-1908, page 184, item 6643. Available online.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.

Webmaster note — "Holtonsville" above may refer to Heltonville, in Lawrence county, Indiana.