MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 79
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
The Last Rite Performed for Another of the Old Settlers.
WILTON, June 17, 1878
Again, Muscatine county is called upon to make record of the demise of one of the old settlers—HARRISON GRAY, ESQ., at his farm residence, two and a half miles south of Durant, on the morning of the 14th of June, after several months of severe suffering from the effects of dyspepsia.
Mr. Gray was born in Mercer, Summerset county, Maine, March 2d, 1817. Left his old home in 1829 with his little of worldy goods and came overland with an ox-team, enduring the privations of a trip at that time and landed in Iowa in 1843.
He resided one year near Moscow, in Cedar county and one year was spent in Wisconsin, where he united with the Christian church. Returning to Iowa again, he was married, April 4th, 1850, and remained here till his death, leaving his affectionate wife and seven children—two boys and five girls—to mourn the loss of a loving and kind husband and father.
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