Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Gray, Alfred, one of the pioneer settlers of Kansas, was born at Evans, Erie county, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1830. He was educated in his native state, and in the spring of 1857 located at Quindaro, Kan. He was a member of the first state legislature; was secretary of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture from 1872 to 1880, and was one of the commissioners to the Centennial exposition at Philadelphia in 1876. He was always active in promoting the agricultural and industrial interests of the state. His death occurred at Topeka on Jan. 23, 1880. The legislature of 1881 appropriated $1,000 for a monument to Mr. Gray, as a token of appreciation for the work he had done during his life. Two years later the appropriation was raised to $1,500, and in 1885 the amount was made $1,800. The monument stands in the cemetery at Topeka.

Page 782 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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