Memorable Manitobans: Ross Lynn Gray (1904-1964)
Farmer, community activist.
Born on a farm in the RM of Franklin on 24 November 1904, son of James Ross Gray and Hattie Belle Cloes, he came to Sprague where he farmed south of town. He served as trustee and Chairman (1941-1943) and Secretary-Treasurer (1943-1964) of the Sprague School Board, and he was instrumental in the formation of the Sprague Consolidated School District No. 2439. On 21 November 1932, he married Katherine Jean Fulton, of Birtle, at Winnipeg. He died at Roseau, Minnesota on 24 January 1964 and was buried in the Sprague Cemetery. He is commemorated by Ross L. Gray School in Sprague.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1964, page 33.
“Rename Sprague School District,” Steinbach Carillon, 13 November 1964, page 5.
We thank Doris Hovorka of the Sprague and District Historical Museum for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 October 2013
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