Biography of James Gray
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Gray, James, was born in Greenbush, August 17, 1862. He is a son of John and Mary (Forester) Gray, both born in Scotland and came to Greenbush in about 1844;. here Mrs. Gray died in 1895, and the father retired. He was a ship builder. Mr. Gray was educated in Greenbush and learned the tinner's and plumber's trade, and in 1883 engaged in the hardware business, in which he has been very successful. Mr. Gray has been inspector for the Board of Health for three years. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 837, F. & A. M., Greenbush Chapter No. 274, R.A.M., De Witt Clinton Council, Temple Commandery and the Cypress Shrine; the three latter orders are in Albany. June 5, 1889, he married Libbie Kemp of Schodack Center. In 1894 Mr. Gray took a trip through Ireland, England and Scotland on his wheel. He also visited Paris.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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