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Re: Gray Family in Dunbar, PA
Posted by: Tim Gruber (ID *****9026) Date: September 05, 2011 at 01:57:01
In Reply to: Re: Gray Family in Dunbar, PA by Cari Aiken of 5748

That's much better only you have to reply to my post rather than your own for me to find it. I only happen to come across it.

The 1930 census shows the family you list living in Dunbar. Robert M. Gray was 33 and married at 22. His widowed father-in-law Abraham Smitley 64 was living with them.

The 1920 census shows the bridal couple living with her parents.

The 1910 census shows a Robert Grey as the son of John & Mary Gray living in Dunbar.

The 1900 census shows a Robert M. Gray, born Sept 1896, with the same parents. Living with them is John's mother-in-law Mary Martin.

A WWII draft card shows a Robert Martin Gray born Sept 18, 1896 in Dunbar. The person who will always know where he is: Marjorie Lois Gray.

The Social Security Death Index shows Robert Gray, born on the same date, died in Nov 1970, and last lived in Connellsville.

A PA veteran burial record shows a Robert M.Gray, born Sept 18, 1895, died Nov 25, 1970 and buried in Mt Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. The informant was his widow Mrs. Margaret M. Gray. He was a WWI veteran.

Some of these records you can look at for free at and For those you cannot see for free I suggest checking with your local libraries to see if they have Ancestry or Heritage Quest.

Do not assume I found the right Robert in each of these records. I suggest verifying. I would start by getting his obituary. Check with the Fayette County Genealogical Society to see if they can help you. You might also try the Connellsville Area Historical Society. I'm not sure but you could also try the Dunbar Historical Society.

The PA dept of Health would have his death certificate. It should list his parents' names. I would imagine he got his marriage license at the Fayette County Register of Wills. It may have data on his parents and his exact date of birth (be sure to ask for a copy of the license application). The birth date would help to prove I found the right Robert. You might also try the cemetery office to see what they may have in their files on him.

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