Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Edwin Eugene Gray

Edwin Eugene Gray was one of two sons born to Agnes Mae Robinson and her husband, George Edwin Gray. Edwin's younger brother was George Casey Gray. Their mother Agnes was the half-sister of my great grandfather, Gideon C. Robinson.

Edwin was born on November 19, 1910 in Tampa, Florida. Apparently, the family had moved to Florida due to the health of George Gray. I found the following excerpt published in the February 29, 1912 issue of the Itawamba County News: "Mr. G. E. Gray returned from Florida today where he has been for the past few weeks on account of his health. He is preparing now to go to Florida to make that his future home." However, the family did not stay in Florida; they returned back to Itawamba County to live.

Edwin served in World War II: Fulton News Beacon - January 1943 - Our Boys In The Armed Services. "Ready to begin their basic training course at Fort Knox, Ky., are: Pvt. Efford Lee Johnson, Pvt. Cecil Raymond Wilson, Pvt. Edwin E. Gray and Pvt. Archie A. Christian."

Edwin was married to Mary Ruth Brasfield of Smithville, and they had two sons. He died on June 3, 1982 and was buried at New Bethel Church Cemetery in Smithville.


Kimberly Schulz said...

Edwin Eugene is my grandfather. He is buried in the Turon Cemetery in Smithville, MS as is Mary Ruth Gray my grandmother. They have 2 sons Edwin Brasfield & Gary Thomas Gray. There are 3 grandchildren: Corey & Casey Gray of Smithville & myself Kimberly Gray Schulz of Tupelo. There are a total of 8 great grands.

Kimberly Schulz said...

Edwin passed away this past february & is buried in the turon cemetery next to my mom... just an update.