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Samuel Benton Kingery Gray (b. 28 Mar 1848, d. 08 Sep 1923)Samuel Benton Kingery Gray (son of Whitford Gray and Sarah Jane McCarty)162 was born 28 Mar 1848 in Indiana, and died 08 Sep 1923 in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon163.He married Susanna America Pendergast on 19 Sep 1869 in Decatur Co., IN, daughter of Robert R. Pendergast and Lucinda Wetherbee.
Notes for Samuel Benton Kingery Gray:
Entered Service december 26, 1863 as a Pvt in 'G' Company of the 123rd Indiana Infantry.Served to the close of waar, discharged August 25, 1865 a Pvt from same Company.Muster February 20, 1901 age 55.Transfered June 19, 1908.Wounded in side at 'Kansas Mountain' .
May have patended a washing machine.Invented by wife's nephew, Robert Palmer.
Came to Oregon in 1890's.First lived at Meichum, OR.Made railroad ties by hand.Felled and hewed with a foot axe.Homesteaded up the Sawtell Rd. before you get to Gully Creek (Molalla Area).Sold homestead and moved to (Wilhoit/Scotts Mill) area to property where Bernards lived.Gray and Mazingo properties were next to each other.
Had Diabetes.Was crippled because of amputation of parts of his legs.Died of complications of diabetes.
Named after neighbor Samuel Kingary who was 65 when he was born.Samual Kingary's wife's name was Elizabeth.
More About Samuel Benton Kingery Gray:
Burial: 11 Sep 1923, Redland Cemetery, Clackamas Co., Oregon Plot 48.
Census 1: Died in Old Soldiers' Home in Roseburg, OR.
Census 2: 1910, ABERNATHY, CLACKAMAS, Oregon.
Fact 6: Invented a washing machine.
Fact 11: 28 Mar 1848, Date of Birth on Death Cert.
Fact 12: 18 Mar 1848, Date of Birth on Head Stone.
Migration 1: Abt. 1890, Came to Oregon.
Migration 2: 1878, Moved to Kansas from Indiana.
Military service: 26 Dec 1863, Civil War - Co G 123rd Indiana Inft.
Occupation: Farmer, clerk school Dist 87 Molalla.
Residence: 1863, Lived in Poston (Ripley Co) Indiana.
More About Samuel Benton Kingery Gray and Susanna America Pendergast:
Marriage: 19 Sep 1869, Decatur Co., IN.
Children of Samuel Benton Kingery Gray and Susanna America Pendergast are:
- +Frank Robert Whitford Gray, b. 19 Jul 1870, Indianapolis, Rush, Indiana, d. 07 Apr 1930, Crawfordville, Linn, OR164.