Thyrza A. Gray
- Born: Feb 1883, Oswego, New York
- Died: 4 Nov 1951, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York at age 68
Noted events in her life were:
• Occupation: Bee Worker, 1905, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From the 1905 New York State Census
She is living with her parents
William Gray, age 66, Farmer
Margaret Gray, age 59, housework
Thyrza A. Gray, age 22, bee worker
Florence E. Gray, age 7, at school
• Newspaper: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, Monday Evening, 22 Mar 1909, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Miss Thyrza Gray is spending some time with her invalid aunt, Mrs. Jane Townsend in Michigan.
• Occupation: Poultry and Bee Keeper, 1910, Oswego, New York. From 1910 Census
Living with her parents
• Occupation: Bee Keeper, 1920, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. From 1920 Census
Living with her parents
• Residence: Photo by Robert B. Gray, Jun 1937, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York.
• Newspaper: Oswego Palladium Times, Saturday, Page 5, 3 Mar 1951, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Real Estate Transfers
Myron D. Stone Oswego, Thyrza Gray, et al. Minetto and Clara Case Thibodeau Denver, Col. to John Shambo, Oswego three separate deeds to property in Oswego.
• Death Notice: OSWEGO PALLADIUM TIMES, MONDAY, 5 Nov 1951, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. Miss Thyrza Gray
Miss Thyrza Gray, 68, died Sunday at the family home on Gray Road, Minetto after an illness of several weeks.
Born in Oswego, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two sisters, the Misses Margaret and Florence Gray, Minetto, and a brother, Edward T. Gray of Johnstown, Pa.
Funeral will be held at the family home, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.
• Funeral: OSWEGO PALLADIUM TIMES, TUESDAY, 6 Nov 1951, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. FUNERALS
The funeral of Miss Thyrza Gay, daughter of the late William and Rosanna Stevenson Grey, was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family home on the Gray road, Minetto, the Rev. John R. Scarlett, rector of Christ Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was at Rural cemetery, Oswego Town. Bearers were friends of the family.
Miss Gray was a descendant of one of the pioneer famines in Oswego Town, the family home and first settlement being on Gray Road, extending from the West Fifth Street Road to the West River highway, in a section of the present town of Minetto which is still heavily wooded. Her father was William Gray, who as a youth left Oswego and went west before the Civil War, working as an engineer and surveyor and was appointed surveyor of St. Louis County. Mo, by the county commissioners in I852. The other applicant for the position was Ulysses S. Grant.
Mr. Gray frequently told of boyhood experience. His parents sent him on an errand to the then village of Oswego, on foot through the thick forest, and on the way he became confused and lost so that he had to spend the night in the woods. He built a fire, and all night heard the sounds of wolves and panthers in the distance. When daylight came he found he was on top of what is known as Orphan Asylum Hill. Mr. Gray remained active until late in life, a familiar figure 40 long years ago, striding along the West Fifth street highway to and from Oswego, thinking little of an eight mile walk along a way he had traversed so many times in his youth when travel was not as easy.
• Cemetery: Rural Cemetery, Jesse Gray Lot, Section Acre, Lot 45, 1951, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. No Marker Found