Obituary Details

Henry T. Gray

(09/05/1859 - 09/28/1921)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 10/07/1921


All that was mortal of Henry T. Gray, one of the pioneer settlers of eastern Wyoming, was laid to rest in the Lusk cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted from the home. Rev. Blen??? officiating. A couple of solos were rendered by Mrs. Crinklaw, after which to services were turned over to the Masons, who then performed the last rites for their brother in this order.

The beautiful floral tributes were indicative of the esteem in which Mr. Gray was held by his friends and neighbors. His going home was not a surprise to those who knew him as he has been an invalid for some time, death coming as a release, one that he had hoped for for some time. May he find the rest and peace for which his weary soul  had longed.

Henry T. Gray was born at Marion, Iowa, September 5, 1859 and died at Lusk, Wyoming, September 28, 1921, aged sixty-two years and twenty four days.

His lineage is of English-Irish decent coming to America before the Revolution, taking active part in that war, later migrating to Kentucky with Daniel Boone and then to Iowa about 1840. Mr. Gray came to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1883 and worked as a cowboy and ranch foreman for F.E. Warren for four years.

On February 22, 1887, he was married to Annie Ferrell of Inland, Nebraska. Shortly following he came to Lusk, then a frontier town less than a year old, and was employed as a carpenter, helping to build some houses which are still standing and also helping to build the first church in Lusk, the building now used by the Baptists.

The following year he moved to a farm in Nebraska which  he worked two years, returning to Lusk early in 1891 and taking a homestead six miles south east of Lusk, where he lived until his death. He took an active interest in public affairs, serving twice as County Assessor of then Converse county and four terms as State representative, twice from Converse county and twice from Niobrara county.

He had been a member of Harmony Lodge No. 24 A. F. & A. M. for thirteen years and took a great interest in its affairs and higher affiliated orders being a member of Wyoming Consistory No. 1 at Cheyenne and Korein Temple A. A. O. N. M. S. at Rawlins, Wyoming. He was also a member of the Congregational church of Lusk. 

Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Annie c. Gray, and two sons, Richard F. Gray of Lusk, and Frank H. Gray, of Belgrade, Montana, also two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Mary Morse of Pomona, California, Miss Katherine Gray of Corona, California, Charlie Gray of Milford, Nebraska, Dr. R H. Gray of San Antonio, Texas, and Will Gray of Riverside, California. Mr. Gray  had one sister, Miss Ella Gray, who died about twenty-five years ago. 

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