Facts
Age 0 — Birth 17 Sept 1843 • Huntsville, Texas per Gray family bible At SHSU Thomason room


Age 2 — Birth of Sister Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray (1846–1893)
9 July 1846 • Huntsville, Texas


Age 5 — Death of Father Pleasant Gray (1805–1849)
9 Jun 1849 • 400 miles from St. Joseph MO on Platte, Cherry County Nebraska


Age 7 — Residence
1850 • Walker, Texas


Age 9 — Death of Brother Oliver H. Gray (1835–1853)
4 Mar 1853 • Huntsville, Texas


Age 13 — Overland by ox wagon to California
1856 • California
Comes with widowed mother and siblings, probably via one of the southern trails


Age 16 — Marriage
26 Jan 1860
per Gray family bible At SHSU Thomason room
William Edward McFarland (1840–1912)


Age 24 — Death of Mother Hannah Elizabeth Holshouser (1808–1867)
21 Dec 1867 • San Mateo, California; buried Union cemetery Redwood City


Age 30 — Death of Brother John A.W. "Jack" Gray (1830–1874)
23 June 1874 • Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, USA


Age 37 — Residence
1880 • Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States


Age: 36; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife


Age 43 — Death of Sister Amanda Texanna Gray (1841–1886)
30 Sept 1886 • Biggs, California; buried Old Oroville cemetery, California


Age 44 — Visiting brother Mike Gray in AZ
17 Sept 1887 • Tombstone AZ per attached news clip; accompanying Bessie Sharkey and heading for Phoenix to visit sister Bessie Gray Collins


Age 49 — In Cochise county 1892 • Cochise County, Arizona, USA

per Shirley Scott Dye doc at SHSU archives


Age 50 — Death of Sister Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray (1846–1893)
3 Dec 1893 • Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States


Age 54 — Death of Brother David Crockett Gray (1838–1897)
6 Dec 1897 • Vina Village, Tehama, CA., USA


Age 62 — Death of Brother Michael Gray (1827–1906)
08 Sep 1906 • San Francisco, CA


Age 67 — Residence
1910 • Ophir, Butte, California
Living with Minnie Sharkey and Charles Abrams family. Also, postcard from friends addressed to 803 Bird St, Oroville, Oct 1910


Age 69 — Residence
1912 • Oroville, California, USA
Widow living at 803 Bird, Oroville


Age 69 — Death of Wife William Edward McFarland (1840–1912)
1912 • before 1912


Age 71 — Residence
24 May 1915 • Los Angeles, California
Postcard address: 1317 W 50th St, Los Angeles


Age 73 — Residence
2 Mar 1917 • 936 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, Ca
Have envelope (nothing inside) addressed to Mrs. WE McFarland, return address W.J Sharkey 423 Montgomery St, Oroville


Age 76 — Death
10 May 1920 • Los Angeles, California per Gray family bible At SHSU Thomason room

FAMILY

Parents
Pleasant Gray 1805-1849
Hannah Elizabeth Holshouser 1808-1867

SIBLINGS
Michael Gray 1827-1906
Eveline Pervit or Pewett Gray 1829-
John A.W. “Jack” Gray 1830-1874
Oliver H. Gray 1835-1853

David Crockett Gray 1838-1897
Amanda Texanna Gray 1841-1886
Hannah Elizabeth (Bettie) Gray 1846-1893

Spouse & Children​

William Edward McFarland 1840-1912


SOURCES

1850 United States Federal Census

1880 United States Federal Census

1910 United States Federal Census California, Death Index, 1905-1939

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995


Other Sources

​Tombstone Weekly Epitaph at Newspapers.com

Mary Frances (Mollie) Gray

Founder of Huntsville, Texas

Copyright 2013. Gray decendants. All rights reserved.

BIRTH 17 SEPT 1843 - Huntsville, Texas

DEATH 10 MAY 1920 - Los Angeles, California