Published as it appeared on March 17, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 2.
Mr. Gray Critically Ill—Alfred Gray, pioneer resident of Philomath, is critically ill at his home in that vicinity. His son, L.F. Gray, of Corvallis, and a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Hadley, of Albany, have been called to the bedside. Mr. Gray has just celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary and last Sunday was the honor guest at the home of his son, John Grey, near this city. Some 35 relatives and friends gathered to assist in the celebration. Mr. Gray is a Civil War veteran and has been hale and hearty for one of hs years, but recent years have been on his constitution.
Published as it appeared on April 12, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 2, Column 4.
Alfred Gray, who had been suffering with flu and pneumonia for the past month, passed away at his home here Wednesday afternoon, April 11th, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 3 days. Mr. Gray was a Civil War veteran and for many years has been a resident of Philomath and vicinity. Besides his widow he leaves six sons — Charles of Baker City, Harvey of Seattle, Ernest of Portland, John and Lew of Corvallis; and four daughters, Mrs. Scott Rife of Portland, Mrs. Dave Fendall of Corvallis, Mrs. Linnard Hadley of Albany and Mrs. Frank Taylor of Plymouth community; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services will be held at the College chapel Friday morning at 10:30.
Published as it appeared on April 13, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 2.
At Philomath for Funeral—Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rife, of Portland, former Corvallisites, arrived in Benton county recently and are now at Philomath where they were called by the illness of Mrs. Rife’s father, Alfred Gray, who died at the Philomath home Wednesday night. The Rifes and Ernest Gray of Portland and Harvey Gray of Seattle are among the children here for the funeral of their father.
Published as it appeared on April 16, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 4, Column 6.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend to our friends and neighbors our appreciation of the sympathy shown us and the many acts of kindness rendered during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, Alfred Gray. We also desire to express our thanks for the many beautiful floral tributes sent at the time of the funeral.
MRS. ALFRED GRAY
Editor’s Note: Mount Union Cemetery records indicate that Alfred Gray is buried in the Northeast section, Row 14, Plot 135-2. However, a grave marker for him cannot be found at that location. Mr. Gray’s death certificate states that he was buried at Newton Cemetery (alternate name for Mount Union) on April 13, 1923. The Mount Union Cemetery book further states that Mr. Gray was relocated in 1942 next to Ada Park Gray, who had died in 1921 and appeared to be a daughter-in-law. Curiously, there is an Alfred Gray with a marker that matches his information — born in 1842, died in 1923, Civil War veteran with Company D, 116th Ohio Infantry — at Oak Lawn Memorial Park (Section 2, Row 32, Plot 1) in Corvallis.