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GRAY, William A.


Posted By: Linda Hudson (email)
Date: 10/3/2017 at 19:23:41

Biography for William A. Gray
Indian Creek Township

Gray, WA, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 1, P.O. Malvern, born June 16, 1847, in Knox county, Illinois, where his youth was passed in agricultural pursuits and attending the public schools.

He came to Mills County, Iowa in 1872. He owns two hundred and forty acres of land, well improved and with superior facilities for stock raising. Since coming to this county he has been largely engaged in raising blooded hogs and now possesses some of the finest stock in the county.

William was married October 4, 1871, to Miss Sarah E., daughter of John and Sarah Stout, of Fulton county, Illinois. They have four children: Bertha M., Minnie E., Nellie G. and Sarah L.

Mr Gray is a member of the Masonic Order, and has held various offices to the entire satisfaction of his Constituents. He began life with nothing and has made what he owns by hard work and good management.

Source: p.607 Rawles Township


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