Gray, William Macy

Gray, William Macy

Male 1909 - 1987  (77 years)

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  • Name Gray, William Macy  [1, 2, 3
    Born 22 Oct 1909  Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Aug 1987  Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I30259  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2013 

    Father Gray, Verner W.,   b. 1878, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Smith, Nellie Frances,   b. 17 Mar 1882, Compton, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1944, San Fernando, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Bef 1905 
    Children 4 children 
     1. Gray, Beatrice,   b. 6 Jan 1904, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1993, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Gray, William Macy,   b. 22 Oct 1909, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1987, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Gray, Leroy V.,   b. 26 May 1911, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1996, Acton, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Gray, Frances Ellen,   b. 28 Sep 1914, Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2002, Lone Pine, Inyo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     
    Family ID F9303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ___, Joan,   d. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Albers, Stella,   b. 18 Oct 1908, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1995, Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F13043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1909 - Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1987 - Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • 1910 Census; Gardena, Los Angeles, California
      NARA M1283; GS Film No. 1374098
      Sheet No. 4B; Household 99
      Son; William M Gray, M, 0, California
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHQH-38N
      1920 Census; Gardena, Los Angeles, California
      NARA T625; GS Film number: 1820103
      Sheet No. 13A; Household 330
      Son; William M Gray, M, 10, California
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      William Macy Gray
      Birth: Oct. 22, 1909; Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
      Death: 1987; Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA

      William was the second living child of Nellie and Verner Gray. Verner was the Vice President of the Farmers & Merchant's Bank of Gardena, a Prominent Real Estate Broker and The Exalted Ruler of the Mason's Lodge in Gardena, CA. William's mother was Nellie Smith Gray - Nellie's mother was Martha Ellen Sackett (of the famous Sackett Family)
      Martha's mother was Permalia Vervell (who came to California in a covered wagon.
      Nellie and Verner's first child was miscarried after an accident where the buggy wheel hit a rock and threw a pregnant Nellie to the ground, but her long skirt got caught up in the works of the buggy, and she was drug some distance as Verner tried his best to stop the buggy.
      William grew up in Los Angeles, starting out as a bookkeeper in the Bank of Italy (Later to become Bank of America), in downtown L.A.
      Through the years William grew to be a fine tall young man and married his school sweetheart, Joan. Together they had William "Kenneth" Gray who now resides in Tucson, AZ.
      This marriage didn't last as there were irreconcilable differences.
      After living a few short years as a bachelor and having shared custody of little Kenny, William met Stella Albers Gambina who was recently divorced and sure looked pretty, so sometime in the early 40's William married Stella. They worked together at Decca Records. She was an Inspector and he pressed records. They were both Shop Stewards during the time of the Mc Carthy Hearings, and witnessed this entire page of American History. They were also drinking buddies with Neil Reagan, (Ronald Reagan's brother).
      Kenny would come and stay with William and Stella who had a small apartment close to the Downtown part of L.A. When Stella quit her job so she could stay at home and work as a Home Maker, William went to work for Columbia Records. From there he went to Columbia Steel, then Bethlehem Steel, and in the early 50's he and Stella moved to Redondo Beach, bought their first little house, and William got work at the So. California Water Co. where he retired from at age 65.
      They had a great marriage that lasted until William passed away in 1987 from kidney failure. At the time of his passing William was 77 years old.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Verner W. Gray (1877 - 1929)
      Nellie F. Smith Gray (1882 - 1944)
      Spouse:
      Stella Albers Gray (1908 - 1995)

      Burial:
      Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA

      Created by: Big Mike
      Record added: Dec 10, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 32105187
      Headstone picture added by: D K Railsback B
      Headstone picture added by: Don Green
      Photograph added by: Big Mike

  • Sources 
    1. [S792] Danny Borquez, Borquez, Danny.

    2. [S545] Michael Edward Gray, Gray, Michael Edward (Member #172), (Email).

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 32105187 (Reliability: 3).


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