Biography of Henry A. Gray
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Henry Augustus Gray, who is superintendent of highways in Franklin County, has held that office for almost 15 years and is recognized as a capable public official. He was born at Champlain, N. Y., July 18, 1860, the son of William Henry and Lydia (Work) Gray.

William Henry Gray was born in New York City in 1830. His entire life was spent in railroad work, many years being spent with the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, which afterward became known as the Rutland Railroad, and now a part of the New York Central System. Mr. Gray died in 1905 and is buried at Malone. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. His wife was the daughter of Nathan Work of Champlain, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Gray were born four children: Henry Augustus, the subject of this sketch; George, deceased; Alice Emily, married William R. Flannigan, both deceased; and Capt. James A., a veteran of the Spanish-American War, now in the federal mail service, New York City.

Henry Augustus Gray attended the public schools of Malone and was a student at Franklin Academy. He spent five years in the employ of the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad as a machinist, and then served for nine years as manager of the Smith Hotel in Malone. He also was connected with the Hodskin Hotel, at Canton, N. Y., for one year, and in 1909 he became identified with the New York State Highway Department, becoming superintendent of highways in Franklin County in 1917.

On July 12, 1877, Mr. Gray married Miss Elizabeth A. Hogle, the daughter of George H. and Adeline (Campbell) Hogle. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gray: 1. William Hamilton, who is a graduate of Brown University. He is now interested in the wholesale millinery business in New York City. 2. George Augustus, who is a graduate of Princeton University, now a mining engineer at Timmons, Ont., Canada. 3. Louise, married Edward G. Kilburn, who is vice president of the Westinghouse Electric Company in New York City. 4. Winfield Scott, who died in 1912.

Politically Mr. Gray is a Republican. Mrs. Gray is a member of the Church of Christ, Scientist. They live at 17 Morton Street, Malone.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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