Samuel GRAY
Charlotte Ann MCGRADY

Husband: Samuel GRAY
Birth: 24 Jan 1881, Drumadoney, Dromore Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland
Immigration: 19 Mar 1921, Ellis Island, Port of New York, New York
Death:
(obituary) 15 Sep 1962, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana   
Burial: 17 Sep 1962, Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana     (pic)
Father:  James GRAY
Mother: 
Ellen CHAMBERS

Marriage:    12 Jun 1905, Bainbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland

Wife: Charlotte Ann MCGRADY
Birth: 12 May 1885, Ballynaris, Dromore Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland
Immigration: 3 May 1927, Ellis Island, Port of New York, New York
Death:
(obituary) 24 Aug 1975, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana   
Burial: 26 Aug 1975, Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana     (pic)
Father:  John MCGRADY
Mother: 
Margaret GRAHAM

Children:
1. William James GRAY, b: 14 Feb 1907, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland
2. Margaret "Madge" GRAY, b: 26 Sep 1909, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland
3. Robert GRAY, b: 22 May 1912, Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland
                         d:
(obituary) 26 Oct 1942, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois     
                      bur: Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana     (pic)
4. Harold GRAY, b: 15 Jun 1914, Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland
5. (Twin) Samuel Ernest GRAY, b: 23 Jul 1921, Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland
6. (Twin) Kenneth Noel GRAY, b: 23 Jul 1921, Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland
7. Clifford Frederick GRAY, b: 24 Nov 1930, Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
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Notes:
Samuel began school at the Dromara Public Elementary School on the 18th of January, 1888 at age 5.  Records indicate be was a Presbyterian, from Drumadoney and his father was a farmer.  He had previously attended Ballykeel School. His records go up to 1892 and he was 'struck off' on the 3rd of February, 1894.

Samuel and Charlotte's Marriage Registration shows:

 Parish/District:      DROMORE Church of Ireland

 Down  [Marriage Record]  Reg: 8, Page: 31,  Entry: 61

 Date:  07/12/1905

 

 Husband Surname:  GRAY

 Wife Surname:  MCGRADY

 Husband First Name:  SAMUEL

 Wife First Name:  CHARLOTTE

 Husband Marital Status:  BA

 Wife Marital Status:  SP

 Husband Occupation:  MECHANIC

 Wife Occupation:

 Husband Townland / Street: DRUMADONEY

 Wife Townland / Street:  BALLYNARIS

 Husband Denomination:  CI

 Wife Denomination:  CI

 Husband Age:  FA

 Wife Age:  M

 Father Surname:  GRAY

 Father Surname:  MCGRADY

 Father First Name:  JAMES

 Father First Name:  JOHN

 Father Occupation:  LABOURER

 Father Occupation:  FARMER

 Mother Surname:

 Mother Surname:

 Mother First Name:

 Mother First Name:

 Witness Surname:  THOMPSON

 Witness Surname:  THOMPSON

 Witness First Name:  WILLIAM

 Witness First Name:  MARY

 Comment:  BY LICENCE  REV G A STEPHENSON

 

     Although Samuel is listed with his family in the 1901 Census, he is also listed as a boarder in the  household of Ellen McKeown:
    1901 Census of Ireland, Dromore Rural District Electoral Division, Ballynaris Townsland
     - 5 rooms, 2 windows at front of house, 2nd class house
     - walls - stone, brick, or concrete (as opposed to wood or mud)
     - roof - slate, iron, or tiles (as opposed to thatch or wood)

 NAME

RELATION

RELIG.

R / W

AGE

SEX

 OCCUPATION

MARR.

COUNTY

 McKeown, Ellen

 Head

CI

Y

55

F

 

M

Down

 McKeown, Anna

 Daughter

CI

Y

24

F

 Linen Weaver

Not M

Down

 McKeown, Ellen

 Daughter

CI

Y

20

F

 Linen Weaver

Not M

Down

 Gray, Samuel

 Boarder

Presby

Y

20

M

 Apprentice Mechanic

Not M

Down

1911 Census of Ireland, Ballynaris, Dromara District, County Down, Date: 2-Apr-1911, Family #26

 NAME

RELATION

SEX

AGE

M/S
W/D

RELIG.

# YRS
MARR

# CH.
BORN

# CH. LIVING

 OCCUPATION

Where Born

 GRAY, Samuel

 Head

M

29

M

Ch. of Ire.

 

 

 

 Hemstitch Mechanic

Down

           Charlotte

 Wife

F

25

58

Ch. of Ire.

5

2

2

 

Down

           Willie

 Son

M

4

S

Ch. of Ire.

 

 

 

 

Down

           Madge

 Daughter

F

1

S

Ch. of Ire.

 

 

 

 

Down

   Samuel and Charlotte had moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland shortly after the 4th child, Harold was born.  All four older children attended the Roden Street School in Belfast.  They returned to Dromara in February, 1921, probably because Samuel was leaving for the U.S. the following month. When he immigrated, he left Charlotte at home in Ireland with the children - she was pregnant with the twins when he left. The idea was for him to get settled in the U.S., find a job and a home, and become naturalized before he sent for Charlotte and the children.  Charlotte and the children didn't follow to the U.S. until more than 6 years later.

   Per the Passenger Manifest and Passenger Record of the Aquitania, Ellis Island Foundation, New York, Samuel immigrated to the United States from Ireland in March of 1921.  He was the 4th brother to leave Ireland for the U.S. He departed Southampton, England on March 12, 1921 and arrived at Ellis Island, New York on Mar 19, 1921.  He arrived in the United States with $125.   Although the ship's manifest states he had previously been in the U.S. in 1914, there is yet to be found any documentation of that passage.

   Per the Passenger Manifest and Passenger Record of the S.S. Cameronia, Ellis Island Foundation, New York, Charlotte, along with five of her children, immigrated to the United States from Ireland in May of 1927.  They left Londonderry, Northern Ireland on April 24, 1927 and arrived at Ellis Island, New York on May 3, 1927.  Willie, the oldest son, immigrated in 1925.

   The family made their home in Gary, Indiana where Samuel work for The Gary National Bank as a building engineer.  Their second son, Robert, never married and preceded them in death in 1942.
 
   1930 Federal Census Data (T626_0600, Page 118B), Gary Ward 9, Calumet Twp., Lake Co., Indiana,
                                                                                         Enumeration District: 58, Enumeration Date: 1-Apr-1930, Family #62

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S
W/D

Mar. Age

In Sch

   POB

Father POB

Mother POB

Year Imm.

Occupation

 GRAY, Samuel

 Head

M

49

M

25

 

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1921

 Machinist / State Bank

          Charlotte

 Wife

F

44

M

20

 

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 None

          Willie J

 Son

M

23

S

 

 

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1926

 Plasterer / Bldg Constr.

          Madge

 Daughter

F

20

S

 

 

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 Stenographer / Bell Tel.

          Robert

 Son

M

17

S

 

X

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 None

          Harold

 Son

M

15

S

 

X

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 None

          Kenneth

 Son

M

8

S

 

X

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 None

          Samuel

 Son

M

8

S

 

X

N Ire

N Ire

N Ire

1927

 None

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Sources:
1) Marriage- Dromore Church of Ireland records, CI, 364, D
2) Husband - Immigration: Ellis Island Foundation, Passage Manifests, 1921
3) Wife - Immigration: Ellis Island Foundation, Passage Manifests, 1927