PIONEER WOMAN OF BELLA VISTA DIES Mrs. Anna Gray Passed Away In Oakland Sunday-Funeral In Millville.
Mrs. Anna Gray, a pioneer of Shasta County who for over forty years lived on a farm of her own near Bella Vista died in Oakland Sunday evening in the residence of her grandson. W.E. Gray, 5766 Vicente street. She went to Oakland a year ago to live with her grandson. Her illness was brief-only twenty-four hours. The body arrived in Redding this morning being accompanied by several of the poineer's sons and daughters. Interment will be made tomorrow in the Millville cemetery by the graveside of her husband Joseph C. Gray Sr. Joseph C. Gray Sr., who passed byond thirty years ago. Mrs. Anna Gray was born in Paterson, N.J. seventy-two years ago. She came to California in 1852 and was married in Yolo County. She had made her home in Shasta County, near Bella Vista, since 1872. or for forty-one year. The pioneer woman leaves these sons and daughters: W.S. Gray, Guinda: George Gray, Churntown: Joseph C. Gray Jr., Bella Vista: Mrs Phillip Hatler, Stockton, Mrs.Campbell Schooling, Durham: Mrs. C.P. Stewart, Oakland and Mrs. Herman Meyer, Stillwater. W.E. Gray in whose home she passed away, was her grandson though he looks upon her as a mother for such she had been to him having reared him from infancy. Accompanying the body from Oakland this morning were W.E. Gray, W.S. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Schooling, Mr. and Mrs C.P. Stewart, Paul Stewart and Elmer Gray. Funeral services will be held in the Millville church at 1 o' clock Wednesday afternoon. The funeral party will leave the Houston parlors in Redding at 10 a.m.
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