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Richard Wallace GRAY

M, #5426, b. 4 January 1904, d. 18 January 1990

Parents

FatherRobert Wallace GRAY b. 1857
MotherMarie HITTINGER b. 1863, d. 1946

Biography

Richard Wallace GRAY was born on 4 Jan 1904. He married Eleanor Marie ANSTEY. Richard Wallace GRAY died on 18 Jan 1990, at age 86.

Child with Eleanor Marie ANSTEY b. 15 Aug 1903, d. Mar 1985

SonJames Rowan GRAY b. 25 Jul 1927, d. 22 Dec 2004

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Eleanor Marie ANSTEY

F, #5427, b. 15 August 1903, d. March 1985

Biography

Eleanor Marie ANSTEY was born on 15 Aug 1903. She married Richard Wallace GRAY, son of Robert Wallace GRAY and Marie HITTINGER. Eleanor Marie ANSTEY died in Mar 1985, at age 81.

Child with Richard Wallace GRAY b. 4 Jan 1904, d. 18 Jan 1990

SonJames Rowan GRAY b. 25 Jul 1927, d. 22 Dec 2004

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James Rowan GRAY

M, #5428, b. 25 July 1927, d. 22 December 2004

Parents

FatherRichard Wallace GRAY b. 4 Jan 1904, d. 18 Jan 1990
MotherEleanor Marie ANSTEY b. 15 Aug 1903, d. Mar 1985

Biography

James Rowan GRAY was born on 25 Jul 1927. He married Lois Janet RUTHERFORD. James Rowan GRAY died on 22 Dec 2004, at age 77.

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Lois Janet RUTHERFORD

F, #5429, b. 9 June 1930, d. 22 November 2001

Biography

Lois Janet RUTHERFORD was born on 9 Jun 1930. She married James Rowan GRAY, son of Richard Wallace GRAY and Eleanor Marie ANSTEY. Lois Janet RUTHERFORD died on 22 Nov 2001, at age 71.

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Sarah GRAY

F, #5430, b. 26 March 1859, d. 18 February 1941

Parents

FatherJames GRAY b. ca. 1818, d. 8 Oct 1909
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. Sep 1822, d. 1876

Biography

Sarah Gray (1859-1941)
Sarah GRAY was born on 26 Mar 1859 in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.G1 She died on 18 Feb 1941, at age 81, in 1 Headley Road, Hindhead, Surrey, England.G2
Sarah Gray was a pioneering female surgeon, who became of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1900.

The extent of her achievements are summarised in her obituary in the Lancet (March 8th, 1941, pp 333/4):
“Amongst pioneer medical women Dr. Sarah Gray  will have an honourable place. Born in Tipperary  she determined on a medical career at a time when, for a woman, such a course was still considered eccentric, if not improper. She studied in London, but London granted no degrees to women, so in 1888 she took the Scottish conjoint qualification.

Three years later she settled down in Nottingham, the first woman to undertake general practice. Opposition was bitter, nor was it made less so by her very patient ability. Women doctors were not wanted, except perhaps by women; certainly not by the profession. The first years were bleak and discouraging. Nevertheless, in 1899 she was elected to her first public appointment. At the Women's Hospital, Nottingham, she became assistant surgeon in charge of outpatients, and, as it was then called, chloroformist.

Her advent was viewed by most of her colleagues with distrust. For a whole year one of them insisted on being present whenever she administered an anaesthetic, eager to discover and proclaim some negligence or inefficiency. She disappointed him. And worse was to come. She applied for the post of consulting surgeon in charge of inpatients. Her suitability could not be questioned, yet some excuse had to be found for keeping her out. She was told that her qualifications, the highest open to women when she took them, were not high enough. Nothing daunted, at the age of forty, she took her F.R.C.S.I. The opposition was cowed, and in 1902 she became one of the two most highly qualified members of the staff. She became surgeon to the Nottingham and Nott’s Convalescent Home, medical examiner to the Board of Education and the Nottingham Education Committee, where her outstanding ability and her sense of duty failed to convince she carried the day to day warm sympathy, her sense of humour, her volcanic energy, her Irish brogue, or her golden voice. She even mastered the early motorcar.

In the year 1921-22 she was elected the first, and up to that present time the only, woman president of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society. She could, and did, laugh at her difficulties. She had gained her rightful place. She had many interests in the city where she practised for 37 years. Temperance, foreign missions, rescue work, social reform in all aspects, were sure of her sympathy and help. She was an eloquent speaker, and contributed to articles to the medical press. Her life was rich and full and her loss will bring grief to many.”.3

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Citations

  1. [S184] Obituary of Sarah Gray, Irish Journal of Medical Science (1926-1967)-March 1941, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 136–139
  2. [S763] Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  3. [S74] Nottingham Hospitals History; http://www.nottinghamhospitalshistory.co.uk/page56.html
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Frances Ralph GRAY

F, #5431, b. 9 July 1861, d. 10 November 1935

Parents

FatherJames GRAY b. ca. 1818, d. 8 Oct 1909
MotherSarah MEREDITH b. Sep 1822, d. 1876

Biography

Frances Ralph Gray (1861-1935)
Frances Ralph GRAY was born on 9 Jul 1861 in Ireland. She died on 10 Nov 1935, at age 74, in England.
From Women at Queen Mary Online (http://www.women.qmul.ac.uk/virtual/women/atoz/gray.htm):
"Frances Ralph Gray (c1863-1935) was educated at Plymouth High School. She went on to study at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she took the Classical Tripos in 1883.
In October 1883, she became Resident Lecturer at Westfield College, becoming the second member of staff to join the College.
Gray was in charge of the College library, and sometimes disagreed with Constance Maynard on the books that it should contain. Maynard believed the collection should contain not 'what girls may read, and many had better not, but rather all they ought to read'. Gray believed there should be books that 'really educate', and which were more current and being debated, like George Eliot's Adam Bede.
Gray was instrumental in founding the Westfield College Association, which was established in 1900, and of which she was president from 1928-1931. She was also a member of the College Council from 1897-1929.
In 1894, Gray left her Lecturer post at Westfield to become Headmistress of St Katharine's School in St Andrews. And 1903, she moved on to become First Head Mistress of St Paul's School, where she remained until 1927.
She was committed to women's education throughout her career, and was president of the Association of Headmistresses from 1923-1925."

She was made a Justice of the Peace in 1920 and received an OBE in the 1926 Birthday Honours of King George V.

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Last Edited19 Feb 2017

John M. DAWSON

M, #5432, b. about 1816, d. 20 May 1886

Biography

John M. DAWSON was born ca. 1816 in Queen’s County, Ireland. He married Jane G. MEREDITH, daughter of Richard MEREDITH and Anne GREENE. John M. DAWSON died on 20 May 1886 in Manhattan, New York, USA.G1 He was buried on 24 May 1886 in Irvington, New Jersey.G1
He was the son of John and Eliza Dawson. In 1860 he was working in a drug store, age 45. In 1870 the family was enumerated twice--one of those said he was disabled, ages were 55/5. In 1880 John was a retired merchant, 64. He died before the 1900 census.

Children with Jane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

DaughterMeredith DAWSON
DaughterSarah DAWSON
SonJohn Wesley DAWSON
SonRichard DAWSON
DaughterAnn (Annie) DAWSON b. ca. 1846, d. 26 Jun 1872
DaughterElizabeth (Lizzie) DAWSON b. Oct 1848
DaughterEmma? DAWSON? b. ca. 1850

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Citations

  1. [S1627] New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, database, FamilySearch.org
Last Edited19 Feb 2017

Ann (Annie) DAWSON

F, #5433, b. about 1846, d. 26 June 1872

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

Biography

Ann (Annie) DAWSON was born ca. 1846. She married Alfred LEWIS. Ann (Annie) DAWSON died on 26 Jun 1872.1 She was buried in Clinton Cemetery, New Jersey.G1

Child with Alfred LEWIS b. 1841, d. 28 Dec 1910

SonAlfred Meredith LEWIS b. 26 May 1872, d. 13 Mar 1876

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Citations

  1. [S913] http://www.findagrave.com
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Alfred LEWIS

M, #5434, b. 1841, d. 28 December 1910

Biography

Alfred LEWIS was born in 1841.1 He married Ann (Annie) DAWSON, daughter of John M. DAWSON and Jane G. MEREDITH. Alfred LEWIS died on 28 Dec 1910, at age ~69.1 He was buried in Clinton Cemetery, New Jersey.G1
He was a Civil War Veteran, Private, Co. B, 26 New Jersey Infantry.

Child with Ann (Annie) DAWSON b. ca. 1846, d. 26 Jun 1872

SonAlfred Meredith LEWIS b. 26 May 1872, d. 13 Mar 1876

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Citations

  1. [S913] http://www.findagrave.com
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Alfred Meredith LEWIS

M, #5435, b. 26 May 1872, d. 13 March 1876

Parents

FatherAlfred LEWIS b. 1841, d. 28 Dec 1910
MotherAnn (Annie) DAWSON b. ca. 1846, d. 26 Jun 1872

Biography

Alfred Meredith LEWIS was born on 26 May 1872 in New Jersey, USA.G1 He died on 13 Mar 1876, at age 3, in New Jersey, USA.G1 He was buried in Clinton Cemetery, New Jersey.G1
He was the only son.

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Citations

  1. [S913] http://www.findagrave.com
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Elizabeth (Lizzie) DAWSON

F, #5436, b. October 1848

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

Biography

Elizabeth (Lizzie) DAWSON was born in Oct 1848.

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John Wesley DAWSON

M, #5437

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

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Richard DAWSON

M, #5438

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

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Meredith DAWSON

F, #5439

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

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Sarah DAWSON

F, #5440

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

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Emma? DAWSON?

F, #5441, b. about 1850

Parents

FatherJohn M. DAWSON b. ca. 1816, d. 20 May 1886
MotherJane G. MEREDITH b. 30 Jan 1825, d. 14 Jun 1901

Biography

Emma? DAWSON? was born ca. 1850. She married J. B. CURRAN.

Children with J. B. CURRAN b. ca. 1839

SonJames B. CURRAN b. Aug 1872
DaughterEmma CURRAN b. May 1877

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J. B. CURRAN

M, #5442, b. about 1839

Biography

J. B. CURRAN was born ca. 1839. He married Emma? DAWSON?, daughter of John M. DAWSON and Jane G. MEREDITH.

Children with Emma? DAWSON? b. ca. 1850

SonJames B. CURRAN b. Aug 1872
DaughterEmma CURRAN b. May 1877

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James B. CURRAN

M, #5443, b. August 1872

Parents

FatherJ. B. CURRAN b. ca. 1839
MotherEmma? DAWSON? b. ca. 1850

Biography

James B. CURRAN was born in Aug 1872.

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Emma CURRAN

F, #5444, b. May 1877

Parents

FatherJ. B. CURRAN b. ca. 1839
MotherEmma? DAWSON? b. ca. 1850

Biography

Emma CURRAN was born in May 1877.

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Elizabeth MEREDITH

F, #5445

Parents

FatherJohn William MEREDITH b. 9 Aug 1830
MotherAnne GRAY

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Last Edited12 Jan 2017

Anne BRAMWELL

F, #5446, b. May 1852

Parents

FatherWilliam BRAMWELL b. Nov 1818
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1829

Biography

Anne BRAMWELL was born in May 1852.

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William BRAMWELL

M, #5447, b. about 1855

Parents

FatherWilliam BRAMWELL b. Nov 1818
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1829

Biography

William BRAMWELL was born ca. 1855.

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Forester BRAMWELL

U, #5448, b. about 1857

Parents

FatherWilliam BRAMWELL b. Nov 1818
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1829

Biography

Forester BRAMWELL was born ca. 1857.

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John Edward (Edward) BRAMWELL

M, #5449, b. January 1861

Parents

FatherWilliam BRAMWELL b. Nov 1818
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1829

Biography

John Edward (Edward) BRAMWELL was born in Jan 1861.

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Samuel W. BRAMWELL

M, #5450, b. February 1863, d. before 1920

Parents

FatherWilliam BRAMWELL b. Nov 1818
MotherElizabeth MEREDITH b. 1829

Biography

Samuel W. BRAMWELL was born in Feb 1863. He died bef. 1920.

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