CHARELS A. GRAY
DIES OF HEART FAILURE
Advices were received here today stating that Charles A. Gray, formerlay a resident of this city, died at his residence, 822 Kearney street, Portland, at 10:30 o'clock last night. Mr. Gray was a prominent Mason, and H. W. Meyers, of the firm of H. W. and M. L. Meyers left this morning for Portland to bring the remains to this city, where they will be buried under the auspices of the Masonic order.
Mr. Gray was at one time a heavy property owner in the city, and he has many friends here who will grieve to learn of his death. he leaves a wife and a son, and both were at his bedside at the time he expired.
Daily Capital Journal, 28 Jun 1911, 2:2
Charles A. Gray To Be Buried Today
Funeral To Be Held Under Auspices of Masons, To Which He Belonged
The body of Charles A. Gray, a former resident of Salem who died in Portland Tuesday, arrived in the city yesterday evening on the 6:45 S.P train and was taken to the home of Mrs. Kyle, corner of State and 14th streets.
The funeral will be held today from the home of Mrs. Kyle at 10 o'clock. The remains will be interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Rev. P. S. Knight will conduct the services.
Prior to his going to Portland several years ago, Mr. Gray resided in Salem. While here unknown to his closest associates he was deeply interested in assisting released convicts to obtain employment and become useful citizens.
Besides his widow, he leaves a son, George W. Gray, two brothers, W.T. and George B. Gray of Seattle, and three sisters, Mrs. G. G. Lownsdale of Portland, and Mrs. J. M. Patterson of The Dalles and Mrs. J. G. Kyle of Salem.
Chapman, pg. 129, Thursday, June 29, 1911
FUNERAL OF CHARLES A. GRAY HELD HERE THIS MORNING
The remains of Charles A. Gray, who died in Portland Tuesday, arrived in the city last evening and funeral services were held over them this forenoon at 10 o'clock at the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. G. Kyle, corner of Fourteenth and State streets. Rev. P. S. Knight conducted the services, and they were held under the auspices of the Masonic order of which Gray was a member, he being a thirty-second degree Mason. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Gray was born in Lansing, Iowa, July 27, 1863. he came with his parents to Oregon when but two years of age, the family settling in this city. Here he grew to manhood and secured his education being a graduate of the Willamette University. After graduating he entered the building business, constructing, among other buildings, the Chemawa Indian school.
He stood high in social business and political circles in the state. He was appointed by Governor West a member of the Portland commission.
Besides a wife, there survives him a son, George W. Gray, two brothers, W. T. and George B. Gray, of Seattle; and three sisters, Mrs. G. G. Lownsdale, of Portland; Mrs. J. M. Patterson, of The Dalles; and Mrs. J. G. Kyle, of ths city.
Daily Capital Journal, 29 Jun 1911, pg 6