Biography of Prince W. Gray
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Prince W. Gray. Was born in Lincoln county, Maine, July 14, 1844, and resided there till he was seventeen years of age. In 1861, he came to California via the Isthmus, and soon after began driving team for the mill company, which he followed for four months. In 1862, he took the contract of logging for LeBallister. At the end of four months he went to Caspar and worked in the mill for fourteen months. He followed different occupations at various points along the coast till 1866, when he went to sea, sailing for eighteen months as mate, and then took charge of a vessel and remained at that business till 1878. In that year he began the erection of his present shingle mill. He also owns an interest in the Salmon Creek sawmill. He was married in 1875, to Sadie Pitcher, a native of New York.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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