Edward Townsend Gray
- Born: 26 Jul 1881, Oswego, Oswego, New York
- Marriage: Sarah Jean Lomison in 1906 in Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA
- Died: 18 Jun 1956, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA at age 74
- Buried: 20 Jun 1956, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria, PA
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence: Reason for moving to Johnstown PA from Oswego NY. Family lore has it that he took a job to help rebuild Johnstown after the flood in 1889. He had a room at the Lomison's. Prior to that he worked for the forestry service out west.
• Occupation: Cambria Steel: Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. From Obituary.
• Religion: Member of Westmont Presbeterian Church: Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Occupation: Member of Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers: Pennsylvania.
• Service Club: Founding member of Johnstown Lions Club: Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA.
• Education: Graduated from Cornell University as a Civil Engineer, 1901, Ithica, NY.
• Graduation: OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY Evening, 21 Jun 1901, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. OSWEGO DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY Evening, June 21,1901.
Three Oswego Young Men Receive Diplomas During the Week.
HAVE RETURNED HOME
Edward T. Gray, of Oswego Center, graduated from the College of Civil Engineering receiving the degree of C. E. He had been one of the hand ball players in the University and won the University championship doubles with one another.
• Book: From Google Book Search, 1901, Cornell, NY. Title: The fire protection of mill buildings
Author: Edward Townsend Gray
Publisher: Cornell University, 1901
Length 118 pages
• Residence: From newspaper article on Thyrza Gray's 100th birthday, 1902, Logan, Indiana.
• Residence: 752 Nepoleon Street, 1910, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. From 1910 Census.
He is living with the Lomisons.
• Occupation: Civil Engineer at Steel Mill, 1910, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. Listed in census.
• Draft Card: From Family Search org, 1918, Cambria, Pennsylvania. Name: Edward Townsend Gray
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Cambria County no 1, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1880
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1877827
Digital Folder Number: 5266936
Image Number: 1379
• Residence: 126 Tioga Street, 1920, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. From 1920 Census
Edward T Gray
United States Census, 1920
Name Edward T Gray
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Westmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Own or Rent Own
Birth Year (Estimated) 1881
Birthplace New York
Father's Birthplace New York
Mother's Birthplace New York
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 9
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Edward T Gray Head M 39 New York
Sarah J Gray Wife F 46 Pennsylvania
Robert D Gray Son M 7 Pennsylvania
• Occupation: Chief Civil Engineer, 1920, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. From Census.
• Census: 1920 Census, 8 Jan 1920.
• Occupation: Own Civil Engineering firm with Fred W. Claflin, After 1920, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA. From Obituary and The Cornell civil engineer, Volumes 31-32
By Cornell University. Association of Civil Engineers
Gray Edward T CE 01
126 Tioga St Johnstown Pa.; Gray & Claflin Engineers
Nothing on E. T. Gray but found the following on Fred W. Calfin.
Fred W. Claflin
Mr. Claflin was born at Hopkinton, Mass., Aug. 8, 1879, and is a son of Winslow Weld and Susan I. (Belknap) Claflin. He attended the public schools of Hopkinton, Mass., was graduated from high school in 1897, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1901. He served as instrument man with Alex H. French of Brookline, Mass., doing city engineering work, and from May, 1901, until January, 1905, was with the engineering department of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, Boston & Albany Division as surveyor and inspector of construction in charge of separation of grades at Chester, Mass.; Niverville, N. Y. ; East Chatham and Chatham Center, N. Y. He was later in charge of installing block signals between Chicago and Buffalo on the L. S. & M. S. Railroad, and from 1905 until 1906 was associated with F. C. Greene, mining engineer of Cleveland, a special engineer in charge of two large stadium surveys in Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio. He was later connected with the Brilliant (Ohio) Coal Company, and from May, 1906, until October, 1907, was in charge of surveying parties on Stadia and Topographical Surveys for location of Quemahoning dam and pipe line. From January, 1907, until May he was also in charge of surveys and preliminary plans of two water supply schemes in the vicinity of Johnstown. From October, 1907, until January, 1909, he was in charge of surveying and inspection of all construction work in the lower plant of the Cambria Steel Company, including the setting of heavy engines, rebuilding of blast furnaces, building of two condensing systems, erection of blast furnaces, stock bins, etc. From January, 1909, until December, 1913, he was resident engineer and superintendent of construction of Quemahoning Dam and a portion of the pipe line, a $5,000,000 force account work. From December, 1913, until June, 1914, he was superintendent of construction in charge of all forces remodeling No. 5 blast furnace and hot blast stoves, as well as general improvement of the Cambria plant of the Cambria Steel Company of Johnstown. Mr. Claflin suffered a breakdown in health in 1914 and until 1916 was confined in a hospital. From October, 1916, until February, 1917, he was field engineer in charge of all field operations in connection with the Nickel Plate Railroad, elimination of grade crossings, work on the west side of Cleveland. From February, 1917, until September, 1917, he was engineer in charge of erection of 10 six-ton Herault electric blast furnaces at Toronto, Canada, for the British government, this being the largest electric steel plant in the world. From September until November, 1917, he was engineer in charge of the dismantling of the Battelle (Alabama) blast furnace, and loading same on ship at New Orleans for export to India. From November, 1911, until December, 1921, Mr. Claflin was general superintendent of construction of the Tata Iron and Steel Company, Jamshedpur, India, the cost of these improvements amounting to $65,000,000. In December, 1921, Mr. Claflin returned to Johnstown, where he has since been a member of the firm of Gray & Claflin. They are consulting, civil and mining engineers and specialize in sewerage and sewer disposal, water supply and purification, development of town sites, municipal engineering valuations, examinations and reports of mining properties, and the design of industrial and mining plants, highways and bridges.
On January 24, 1914, Mr. Claflin was married to Miss Amelia W. Wertz, the daughter of George M. and Louisa (Glitch) Wertz. Mr. Wertz has served as congressman from this district and as a leader of the Senate at Harrisburg. He resides at Arbutus Park, Cambria County. Mr. and Mrs. Claflin have a daughter, Louisa W., born in February, 1919.
Mr. Claflin is a Republican, a member of the Congregational Church and is identified with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Johnstown Builders' Exchange and Chamber of Commerce.
• Residence: From 1930 Census, 1930, Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania. Name: Edward F Gray
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Birthplace: New York
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Enumeration District Number: 108
Family Number: 422
Sheet Number and Letter: 18A
Line Number: 23 NARA
Publication: T626, roll 2013
Film Number: 2341747
Digital Folder Number: 4639685
Image Number: 00973
Edward F Gray M 47
Spouse Sara J Gray F 56
Child Robert B Gray M 18
Mary E Lomison F 63
Bell C Lomison F 60
Address: 1012 Millcreek Road
• Occupation: Civil Engineer with Federal Flood Control, 1940, Washington, DC. From 1940 Census
• Residence: From 1940 Census, 1940, Washington, DC. E T Gray
First Name: E
Middle Name: T
Last Name: Gray
Age at Time of Census: 60
Estimated Birth Year: 1880
Birth Location: New York Map
Enumeration District: Jan-99
Residence: Tract 53, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 3, District of Columbia
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Other People in Household:
67 yrs, Female
Marital Status: Married
Genealogical Society Number: 5461941
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Microfilm Roll Number: 556
Line Number: 72
Sheet Number: 3
Collection: U.S. 1940 Census Records
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
E T Gray Head M 60 New York
Sarah Jean Gray Wife F 67 Pennsylvania
• Residence: OSWEGO Palladium Times, Wednesday, 24 Oct 1940, Oswego Town, Oswego, New York. OSWEGO CENTER
Wednesday Callers At Nelson G. Thompson Home
OSWEGO CENTER, Oct. ______
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gray of Washington, D. C, and Miss Thyrza and Miss Florence Gray of Oswego, called Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson G. Thompson.
• Draft Registration: From Find a Grave.
• Family: Visiting his son, Bob, and daughter-in-law, Betty, Dec 1953, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Obituary: The Tribune-Democrat, 19 Jun 1956, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Death: Johnstown Tribune Democrat, Tuesday, Page 20, 19 Jun 1956, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA.
• Death Certificate: From Find a Grave.
• Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery, 1956, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania. Inter. No. 33323
First Name EDWARD
Last Name GRAY
Middle Name T.
Interment Date 6/20/1956
Date of Death 6/18/1956
Place Deceased JOHNSTOWN, PA
Date of Birth
Place of Birth OSWEGO, NY
• Gravestone: Grandview Cemetery, 1956, Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. Section CE3
He does not have a gravestone. Family plot is shown.
Edward married Sarah Jean Lomison, daughter of John Nelson Lomison and Miriam St. Clair "Danny" Stewart, in 1906 in Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA. (Sarah Jean Lomison was born on 27 Jul 1871 in Homer City, Indiana, Pennsylvania, died on 25 Sep 1946 in Johnstown, , Pennsylvania, USA and was buried on 26 Sep 1946 in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria, PA.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage License: MARRIAGE: Licenses, Cambria Freeman; October, 1906; Cambria County, PA, 12 Oct 1906, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Patty Millich
Friday, 12 Oct 1906
Volume 40, Number 41
Edward Gray and Sarah J. Lomison of Johnstown.
• Wedding Trip: The Pittsburgh Press, Page 11, 28 Oct 1906, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Johnstown
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Townsend Gray are home from a wedding trip.