Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HORATIO B. GRAY, residing at
Entiat, Chelan county, where he is engaged in the general merchandise business,
was born at St. George, New Brunswick, March 2, 1864. His father,
George H., is a native of Penobscot county, Maine, born November 6, 1834,
and a sketch of his life appears elsewhere. His mother, Mary (Baker)
Gray, is a native of Machias, Maine.
The boyhood days of our subject, until the
age of seven years, were passed in New Brunswick, when the family removed
to Maine. Here be was afforded the privilege of public schools.
When twenty-two years old he went to Minneapolis, Minnnesota, and three
years subsequently removed to Puget Sound, remaining five years.
Joining his family at Lewiston, Idaho, he shortly afterward went to Portland,
and for two years he was running on the rivers from Portland to Astoria,
as mate and pilot. He then joined his family at Spokane, and in 1890
came to his present location. He conducts a general store, which
he opened in 1900.
Fraternally Mr. Gray is a member of the M.
W. A., and is a Republican, but not actively engaged in the various campaigns.