Randolph  County,  Indiana

Lewis  S. Gray

             Lewis S. Gray, undertaker and funeral director, for the past ten years has conducted a model establishment at 51 South Washington Street at Hagerstown. He is a native of Indiana, born in Randolph County in 1892, son of Sherman and Ida (Cecil) Gray. His parents were born in the same county and his father for many years has been a carpenter and contractor at Farmland. Lewis S. Gray attended public schools only to the age of sixteen, after which he worked with his father on the farm. His apprenticeship in his profession began with three years of work with a funeral director at Winchester, Indiana, and during that time he attended the C. G. Askin Embalming School at Indianapolis. After completing his training he worked a year at Farmland, then took charge of the  W. R. Jones & Son undertaking establishment at Red Key, Indiana, and from there in October, 1919, moved to Hagerstown, where he established the business which he has since developed, giving careful attention to every phase of the service and has a complete funeral home with modern chapel. Mr. Gray married, in 1911, Mabel Gable, who was born in Delaware County, Indiana, daughter of  Edward and Norm (McAllister) Gable. They have a family of four children:  Dolores, born August 22, 1912,  Lewis Edward, born July 14, 1915,  Leah Fern, born April 4, 1920, and  Bettie Lou, born August 1, 1924.  Mr. Gray and family attend the Christian Church. He is a Republican, is a member of the Masonic Order, Encampment and Rebekahs, the I. O. O. F., and he and his wife belong to the Eastern Star of the Masonic fraternity. He is a member also of the Modern Woodmen of America.
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