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1LT Ed Gray, 1919 Eddie Gray

Kentucky > Texas


Eddie Gray was born 23 December 1892 in Richmond, Madison Co., KY; he changed his name to Edward William when he enlisted into the U.S. Army in July 1913. His parents were George Washington Gray and Isabelle King ("Belle" remarried to John "Jack" Bronston after George's death).

Ed served until 1919 when he was honorably discharged. During his tour of service, he was part of Pershing's forces that chased Pancho Villa into Mexico and served in the Defensive sector during various campaigns in France against the Germans.

He was a carpenter by trade and worked for G.W. Mitchell and Sons in San Antonio. He supervised the construction of a number of homes in the elegant River Oaks section of Houston and supervised the construction of Fort Davis Observatory.

"Papa" passed away on 18 February 1968 and is buried next to his wife Louise, who was born Louisa Friederike Augusti Alt on 12 Feb 1903 (passed away 26 December 1985); they are buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.


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