Thanks for your response. I don't believe that I have your needle. Clifton Daggett Gray's father came from northern Vermont, and Clifton remained in New England for most of his adult life (with the exception of his graduate education in Chicago, followed by a pastorate in Michigan). To my knowledge Clifton had one older sibling, a half-brother, Frederick R. Gray, born ca. 1865 in Boston. While there may be other siblings, making a connection to your MS Gray's a possibility, this connection does not appear to be a probability.