Erin Graner

F, #8236
Last Edited=7 Jun 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
10th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
8th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Erin Graner is the daughter of John Ray Graner and Cheryl (?) Erin Graner and Scott Martin were engaged.

Joan Kay Graner

F, #1304
Last Edited=4 Nov 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
9th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Joan Kay Graner married James Redeker. Joan Kay Graner is the daughter of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz.

John Ray Graner

M, #1303, b. 19 January 1948, d. 5 May 2008
Last Edited=13 May 2021
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Isaac Perkins
9th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-grandson of John Foster
John "Jack" Graner (saved from obituary)
     John Ray Graner was born on 19 January 1948 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.1,2 He was the son of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz. Is a twin. John in Phoenix-AZ 1977, according to father's obituary. John Ray Graner lived at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona. He married Cheryl (?) circa 1968.2 The cause of death was cancer.2 John Ray Graner died on 5 May 2008 at Glendale, Maricopa Co., Arizona, at age 60.2

John 'Jack' Graner

John "Jack" Graner, 60, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Monday (May 5, 2008). Jack was born Jan. 19, 1948 in Mason City to Lewis and Frances Graner. He is survived by Cheryl, his wife of almost 40 years; son, Matt (Emma) Graner; daughter, Erin (fiance Scott Martin) Graner; and two granddaughters, Kathryn and Julia Graner; as well as his siblings, Mildred (Norman) Mondahl, MaryLou (John) Behm, Patricia (Larry) Szymeczek, Barbara (John) Alitz, Lewis (Harriet) Graner, and his twin sister, Joan Evans. Jack was a strong, hardworking and compassionate family man who gallantly battled cancer over the past four years. Through his faith in God, family and friendship he endured and persevered until the Lord was ready to call him home. The family will celebrate his life with memorial services at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Phoenix Memorial Park 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, Ariz. The inurnment will follow the service.

Globe-Gazette
Mason City, Iowa
10 May 2008, Sat • Page 8.2

Children of John Ray Graner and Cheryl (?)

Citations

  1. [S170] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 11 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S2526] John "Jack" Graner, Globe-Gazette, Newspapers.com, 10 May 2008, 8. Hereinafter cited as Globe-Gazette.

Lewis Ferdinand Graner

M, #531, b. 22 May 1902, d. 17 September 1977
Last Edited=12 Nov 2018
     Lewis Ferdinand Graner was born on 22 May 1902 at Plainview, Wabasha Co., Minnesota.1 Lewis Ferdinand Graner was a Gas Station Operator. He married Frances Mary Seiz, daughter of Thomas John Seiz and Ada Amanda Perkins, on 17 March 1933 at Nora Springs, Floyd Co., Iowa. Lewis Ferdinand Graner lived in 1960 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa. He died on 17 September 1977 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, at age 75.2 He was buried on 20 September 1977 at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, Find A Grave Memorial 6397365.2 His Social Security Number was 484-36-6992 issued in Iowa, Social Security Death Index (b- 22May1902 d- Sep1977).

The following obituary from The Globe Gazette newspaper in Mason City, Iowa, Monday, Sep 19, 1977, page 2, column 1.
Funeral services for Lewis F. Graner, 75 of 2625 N. Carolina, who died Saturday at a Mason City hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Robert Hogan of the Mason City Team Ministry will officiate and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mr. Graner owned and operated Graner Shell service station on N. Federal for 32 years, and was in the gas business all his life. Survivors include his wife Frances; five daughters, Mrs. Norman (Millie) Mondahl, Harrison, Ark; Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Behm, Mason City; Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Szymecek, Sierra Vista, Ariz; Mrs. John (Barbara) Alitz, Des Moines, and Mrs. James (Joan) Redeker, Mason City; two sons, Lewis Jr. Sylmar, Calif., and John, Phoenix, Ariz. Also, a sister, Mrs. Charles (Isa) Krueger, Plainview, Minn; four brothers, Joe, Herb and Walt, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Rob, Plainview, 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Children of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz

Citations

  1. [S448] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 10-11 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S449] Unknown article title, OBITUARY: Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA, 19Sep1977, pg 2 col 1, Mason City, Iowa, 19 Sep 1977, 2. Hereinafter cited as The Globe Gazette.

Lewis Ferdinand Graner Jr.

M, #1302, b. 6 October 1945, d. 28 December 2008
Last Edited=25 Mar 2014
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of Isaac Perkins
9th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-grandson of John Foster
     Lewis Ferdinand Graner Jr. also went by the name of Lewie.1 He was born on 6 October 1945 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.2,1 He was the son of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz. Lewis in Sylmar-CA 1977, according to father's obituary. Lewis Ferdinand Graner Jr. married Harriet Hage on 10 April 1993.1 Lewis Ferdinand Graner Jr. lived in 2008 at 1729 E. Shasta St., Casa Grande, Pinal Co., Arizona.3 He died on 28 December 2008 at Casa Grande, Pinal Co., Arizona, at age 63.3

Following online obituary from Globe Gazette Newspaper:

Lewis Graner Jr.

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Lewis “Lewie” Graner Jr., 63, of Casa Grande, Ariz., passed away peacefully on (Dec. 28, 2008) of cancer.

Lewie was born on Oct. 6, 1945 in Mason City, Iowa, to Lewis and Frances Graner.

He is survived by Harriet, his wife of almost 16 years; stepchildren, Scott (Elizabeth) Hage, Deborah (Rudy) Hanuman and Michael Hage; grandsons, Samuel and Joseph Hage, Connor Hage, De and fiancée Katie Olson, Chasity and Dustin Hanuman; as well as his sisters, Mildred (Norman) Mondahl, Marylou (John) Behm, Patricia (Larry) Syzmeczek, Barbara (John) Alitz, and Joan Evans; sister-in-law, Cheryl Graner; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Lewie attended Holy Family Elementary and Newman High School in Mason City, Iowa. He received his last rites on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, and had great comfort in this blessing.
Lewie began his life as an iron worker before becoming a painting contractor. He lived many years in California, returning to Iowa to spend quality time with his family.
He married Harriet Hage on April 10, 1993. They lived in Nora Springs before moving to Casa Grande, Ariz. He then acquired his real estate license where he and Harriet worked as a team for Century 21 Arizona Foothills.
Fishing was his passion and he loved all sports, especially the Vikings football team. He was a fun-loving, happy man who made friends with any stranger. He enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes.
Lewie was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Frances Graner; and a brother, John “Jack” Graner.
An open house was held at his home, 1729 E. Shasta St., Casa Grande, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. Following at 5:30 p.m., a Mass was said in his honor at St. Helen of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, 205 W. 8th St., Eloy, AZ.
Lewie had a long and courageous battle with tongue cancer. Words cannot express how he will be missed.1




Following published in the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) on 17Jan2009:

Lewis Graner Jr.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - Lewis "Lewie" Graner Jr., 63, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Mason City, died Dec. 28, 2008, of cancer.
An open house was held at his home, 1729 E. Shasta St., Casa Grande, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. Following at 5:30 p.m. a mass was said in his honor at St. Helen of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, 205 W. Eighth St., Eloy, Ariz.3

The cause of death was tongue cancer.1,3

Citations

  1. [S2296] Lewis Graner Jr., Globe Gazette Newspaper (Mason City, Iowa), http://globegazette.com/, 17 Jan 2009, obituary online. Hereinafter cited as Globe Gazette Newspaper.
  2. [S170] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 11 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  3. [S2295] Lewis Graner Jr., Globe Gazette Newspaper (Mason City, Iowa), http://ncigs.org/new/obituaries/masoncity/2009/january/january4.html, 17 Jan 2009, North Central Iowa Genealogical Society. Hereinafter cited as Globe Gazette Newspaper.

Mary Louise Graner

F, #533, b. 16 April 1935, d. 25 February 2019
Last Edited=29 Mar 2021
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
9th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Mary Louise Graner was born on 16 April 1935 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.1,2 She was the daughter of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz. Mary Louise Graner graduated in 1953 at Holy Family Catholic High School, Dubuque, Dubuque Co., Iowa.2 She married John Wesley Behm on 2 April 1955 at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., Maryland.2 Address correct as of 10Apr94, when called Mary. Mary Louise Graner lived in April 1994 at 16232 330th St., Mason City, IA. She died on 25 February 2019 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, at age 83.2 She was buried on 28 February 2019 at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.2

Children of Mary Louise Graner and John Wesley Behm

Citations

  1. [S164] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 10 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Mary Lou (Graner) Behm, Memorial ID 197116296,
    Birth: 16 April 1935, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
    Death: 25 February 2019, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
    Burial: Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 04 November 2020), memorial page for Mary Lou Graner Behm (16 Apr 1935–25 Feb 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197116296, citing Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by Tamara (contributor 47207967).,.

Matt Graner

M, #8234
Last Edited=7 Jun 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-grandson of Isaac Perkins
10th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
8th great-grandson of John Foster
     Matt Graner is the son of John Ray Graner and Cheryl (?) Matt Graner married Emma (?)

Mildred Frances Graner

F, #532
Last Edited=4 Nov 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
9th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Mildred Frances Graner is the daughter of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz. Mildred Frances Graner married Norman Clarence Mondahl on 6 June 1953 at Nashua, Chickasaw Co., Iowa.

Children of Mildred Frances Graner and Norman Clarence Mondahl

Patricia Ann Graner

F, #534
Last Edited=29 Jun 2021
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
9th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
7th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Patricia Ann Graner is the daughter of Lewis Ferdinand Graner and Frances Mary Seiz. Patricia Ann Graner married Larry Dean Szymeczek, son of John L. Szymeczek and Katherine (?), on 18 August 1956 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa.

Children of Patricia Ann Graner and Larry Dean Szymeczek

Henry M. Grant

M, #7725
Last Edited=9 Aug 2019
     Henry M. Grant married Madge E. Stutler.

Child of Henry M. Grant and Madge E. Stutler

James Douglas Grant1

M, #7422, b. 1 October 1917, d. 22 October 1998
Last Edited=16 Apr 2020
     James Douglas Grant was born on 1 October 1917 at Bend, Deschutes Co., Oregon. He was the son of Henry M. Grant and Madge E. Stutler. James Douglas Grant married Joan Lisa Havel, daughter of Joseph Havel and Anna F. Sbritsky, on 7 December 1963 at Marin Co., California.1 James Douglas Grant died on 22 October 1998 at Nicasio, Marin Co., California, at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S2393] Joseph Havel, death n/a (n/a), unknown repository, unknown repository address, Ancestry.com. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data:
    San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985. Microfilm publication, 1129 rolls. Researchity. San Francisco, California.. Hereinafter cited as Certificate of Death - Joseph Havel.

male Grant1

M, #7486
Last Edited=5 Oct 2021
     Male Grant married Dawn McLean, daughter of Neil McLean and Joy Enid Featherstone.1

Citations

  1. [S2412] Joy's Story ( Joy Enid Featherstone McLean), Mankato Free Press Online, http://obituaries.mankatofreepress.com/obituary/joy-featherstone-mclean-1943-2018-1028140806, 12 Feb 2018, n/a. Hereinafter cited as Mankato Free Press Online.

Bernadette Dealina Grathen

F, #8354, b. 1 February 1916, d. 4 July 2012
Last Edited=3 Dec 2020
     Bernadette Dealina Grathen was born on 1 February 1916 at Fairport, Delta Co., Michigan.1 She married Russell Eugene Ruple, son of John E. Ruple and Mabel Christman, on 29 July 1949 at Indiana. Bernadette Dealina Grathen died on 4 July 2012 at Salt Lake Co., Utah, at age 96.1 She was buried at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake Co., Utah.2,1

Children of Bernadette Dealina Grathen and Russell Eugene Ruple

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Bernadette D Ruple, Memorial ID 94690001,
    Birth: 1 February 1916, USA
    Death: 4 July 2012, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
    Burial: Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake County, Utah
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 September 2020), memorial page for Bernadette D Ruple (1 Feb 1916–4 Jul 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 94690001, citing Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA; Maintained by Michael V Drachman (contributor 47533584).

    Spouse Russell Eugene Ruple 1922–2007,.
  2. [S2546] BillonGraves website, database and images (BillionGraves, New York City, New York ), Bernadette D Ruple
    Birth Date: 1 February 1916
    Death Date: 4 July 2012
    Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah
    Page.Access Date: 23 September 2020
    Record ID: 15007217
    Page.URL: https://billiongraves.com/grave/Bernadette-D-Ruple/15007217,.

Richard Edward Graubard

M, #8103
Last Edited=7 Oct 2022
     Richard Edward Graubard married Paula Denise Squires, daughter of Howard James Squires and Joyce H. Thielen, on 19 August 1972 at Alexandria, Virginia.1 Richard Edward Graubard and Paula Denise Squires were divorced on 12 September 1979 at Alexandria, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S2642] Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 for Paula Denise Squires: Source Citation
    Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101285774
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.

    Marriage in 1972 was performed by a rabbi in a Jewish ceremony, Ancestry.com website, Ancestry, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 for Paula Denise Squires.

Elizabeth Alexandra Gray1

F, #4786
Last Edited=18 Dec 2006
     Elizabeth Alexandra Gray is the daughter of Methodius Kenneth Gray and Gloria Mae Sorenson.1 Elizabeth Alexandra Gray married A.J. Richter.2

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1948-MN-013697. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.
  2. [S1759] Minneapolis Star Tribune online, online http://www.legacy.com/StarTribune/, Obituary of Gloria Gray, published in the Star Tribune from 12/12/2006 - 12/13/2006. Hereinafter cited as Minneapolis Star Tribune online.

Evangeline Alice Gray1

F, #4787
Last Edited=8 Sep 2017
     Evangeline Alice Gray is the daughter of Methodius Kenneth Gray and Gloria Mae Sorenson.1 Evangeline Alice Gray married Kirk Duane Shellum on 9 July 1977 at Dakota Co., Minnesota.2

Children of Evangeline Alice Gray and Kirk Duane Shellum

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1957-MN-009701. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.
  2. [S1759] Minneapolis Star Tribune online, online http://www.legacy.com/StarTribune/, Obituary of Gloria Gray, published in the Star Tribune from 12/12/2006 - 12/13/2006. Hereinafter cited as Minneapolis Star Tribune online.

Kirsten Elizabeth Gray

F, #812
Last Edited=24 Sep 2022
Relationships
1st cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Matej Nestaval
3rd great-granddaughter of Frank Sklenar
4th great-granddaughter of Peter McGinnis
4th great-granddaughter of Jeremiah McCarthy
5th great-granddaughter of Isaac Perkins
5th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
10th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
4th great-granddaughter of Jacob Rupel
8th great-granddaughter of John Foster
     Kirsten Elizabeth Gray is the daughter of Stephen Arthur Gray and Linda Marie Harn. Kirsten Elizabeth Gray and Peter Davis Leahy were engaged on 13 February 2017. Kirsten Elizabeth Gray married Peter Davis Leahy, son of Timothy Leahy and Anne (?), on 9 September 2017 at Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

Children of Kirsten Elizabeth Gray and Peter Davis Leahy

Maralee Gray

F, #7547, b. 29 June 1921, d. 17 November 1999
Last Edited=18 Jan 2021
     Maralee Gray was born on 29 June 1921.1 She married Kenneth Wilbur Rohrer, son of Elden Van Sykel Rohrer and Alta Elizabeth Harn, on 13 February 1941 at Missouri. Maralee Gray died on 17 November 1999 at age 78.1 She was buried at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton, Fulton Co., Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Maralee (Gray) Rohrer, Memorial ID 24128137,
    Birth: 29 June 1921
    Death: 17 November 1999
    Burial: White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 January 2021), memorial page for Maralee Gray Rohrer (29 Jun 1921–17 Nov 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24128137, citing White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Carol (contributor 46859273).

    Spouse Kenneth W. Rohrer 1918–2010 (m. 1941)
    Children Keith E. Rohrer 1946–2014,.

Mary Ellen Gray

F, #4750, b. 19 October 1952, d. 13 November 2004
Last Edited=8 Aug 2022
     Mary Ellen Gray was born on 19 October 1952 at Richfield, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.1 She was the daughter of Methodius Kenneth Gray and Gloria Mae Sorenson. Mary Ellen Gray graduated in 1970 at Burnsville High School, Burnsville, Dakota Co., Minnesota. She married Daniel Miller in 1985.

Mary died from a blood clot in the lungs and heart very suddenly. She had fallen when on a hike in Taylor Falls (Minnesota) a couple weeks earlier with friends. She had got a large cut in her leg. Mary took off Friday 12 Nov 2004 to go to the doctor, as her leg was red and swollen with shooting pains. The doctor ordered a MRI for Monday 15 Nov 2004, as he thought it was only inflamed. Saturday morning 13 Nov 2004 when her husband came home from the library getting her a book for the book club, he found she had died in their apartment. Mary Ellen Gray died on 13 November 2004 at age 52. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Plot: 2nd Addition, Block 36, Lot 7, Space 1

There is no burial record or death certificate on file at Oak Hill Cemetery for Mary Ellen Gray. It would appear her name on the marker of her Mother is a memorial remembrance only.2 Following is obituary for Mary:

Mary Ellen Gray, 52, of The Towers in DT Mpls., died peacefully but unexpectedly of natural causes Nov. 13 at home. Beloved wife of Daniel Miller for 19 years; also survived by mother, Gloria Gray; brother, Stephan (Linda) Gray; sisters, Elizabeth Gray (AJ Richter)and Evangeline (Kirk) Shellum; nephews, William Broad (Dorothy Johnson), Douglas (Rosanne) Broad, Ryan Gray, Keith Shellum; nieces, Nicole Shellum, Kirsten Gray; grand-nephew, Michael Broad; aunt, Betty (Norris) Anderson & family; close family friend, Marvin Larson & family; Dan's mother, Olive Miller and his sisters, Denise (Richard) Snyder, Diane Leiran (Paul Carney); his brother, Duane (Donna), nieces and nephews. Her Cockatiels, Sydney and Adelaide were dear to Mary's heart. Preceded in death by grandparents, Josephine & Arthur Sorensen and father, Kenneth Gray. Born at home in Richfield, raised in Burnsville graduating BHS in 1970, attended the U of M. Always adventurous, Mary lived in New York City and then California before returning home. She married Dan in 1985. An employee at U-Care MN, Mary's lifelong career was in Heath Care Insurance. Mary's many interests included first and foremost her love of reading books and her book club of 15 years; working for her causes at the MN State Fair; supporting DFL party and serving as a delegate; working as an election judge; traveling to San Francisco, Chinatown and Muir Woods. Always helpful, Mary was known for her generous heart, enjoyed time spent with family and friends and was a beloved aunt to their children. A memorial gathering will be Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 pm, program at 7pm, at the Cremation Society of MN, 4343 Nicollet Ave S. Memorials may be directed to Friends of the Mpls. Public Library.

Published on November 16, 2004
Star Tribune.

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1952-MN-043853. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Mary Ellen Gray, Memorial ID 154652604,
    Birth: 19 October 1952
    Death: 17 November 2004, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
    Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154652604/mary-ellen-gray: accessed 08 August 2022), memorial page for Mary Ellen Gray (19 Oct 1952–17 Nov 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 154652604, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Rachel Keller (contributor 46608704).
    Parents Gloria Gray Gloria Mae Gray 1923–2006,.

Methodius Kenneth Gray

M, #2613, b. 19 March 1917, d. 22 April 1984
Last Edited=8 Aug 2022
     Methodius Kenneth Gray was born on 19 March 1917.1 He married Gloria Mae Sorenson, daughter of Arthur Toppenberg Sorenson and Josephine (?), on 23 August 1947.2 His Social Security Number was 475-01-1003 , issued in Minnesota before 1951.1 Methodius Kenneth Gray died on 22 April 1984 at Hennepin Co., Minnesota, at age 67.2 He was buried on 26 April 1984 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Plot: 2nd Addition Block 36 Lot 8 Space 3.3

Following from Find a Grave website:

Kenneth L Gray
Birth:      Mar. 19, 1921
Death:      Apr. 22, 1984
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

burial 26 April 1984
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with ok from daughter, add following note:

[Send Reply] RE: Kenneth Gray
Dear Larry - We're wondering if it's possible for Dad's surviving family (his children) to leave a note of explanation on his page regarding the wrong birth date and false name "Methodius" on his stone so that anyone doing genealogy work would know they had the right person when viewing this site. Kenneth Gray was born in 1917 according to his adoption paperwork, school records, the 1920 and 1930 census, etc. When he returned to the US after WWII from civilian construction work in the Azores he reinvented himself for reasons unclear to us, making himself four years younger and using "Methodius" for his first name when he met and married our mother. He was able to get a new social security account using that false birth date which is why the death record says 1921. We had no idea of any of this until several years after his death when we came across some of his records and then started checking on everything.
Added by Elizabeth Gray on Sep 19, 2016 3:51 AM

Inscription:
Methodius Kenneth Gray is the name on the memorial marker.

Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 2nd Addition Block 36 Lot 8 Space 3

Created by: LJP
Record added: Dec 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 140202073.4,3

Children of Methodius Kenneth Gray and Gloria Mae Sorenson

Citations

  1. [S1760] Social Security Death Index, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Kenneth Gray
    SSN: 475-01-1003
    Last Residence: 55337 Burnsville, Dakota, Minnesota, United States of America
    Born: 19 Mar 1917
    Last Benefit: 55337 Burnsville, Dakota, Minnesota, United States of America
    Died: Apr 1984
    State (Year) SSN issued: Minnesota (Before 1951 ). Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S1759] Minneapolis Star Tribune online, online http://www.legacy.com/StarTribune/, Obituary of Gloria Gray, published in the Star Tribune from 12/12/2006 - 12/13/2006. Hereinafter cited as Minneapolis Star Tribune online.
  3. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Kenneth L Gray, Memorial ID 140202073,
    Birth: 19 March 1921
    Death: 22 April 1984, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
    Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140202073/kenneth-l-gray: accessed 08 August 2022), memorial page for Kenneth L Gray (19 Mar 1921–22 Apr 1984), Find a Grave Memorial ID 140202073, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by LJP (contributor 47187095).,.
  4. [S2401] Kenneth L Gray, online https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140202073&ref=acom. Hereinafter cited as Kenneth L Gray.
  5. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1948-MN-013697. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.
  6. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1957-MN-009701.

Ryan Michael Gray

M, #813
Last Edited=23 May 2022
Relationships
1st cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-grandson of Matej Nestaval
3rd great-grandson of Frank Sklenar
4th great-grandson of Peter McGinnis
4th great-grandson of Jeremiah McCarthy
5th great-grandson of Isaac Perkins
5th great-grandson of John Hearn
10th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
4th great-grandson of Jacob Rupel
8th great-grandson of John Foster
     Ryan Michael Gray is the son of Stephen Arthur Gray and Linda Marie Harn.

Stephen Arthur Gray

M, #162
Last Edited=8 Aug 2022
     Stephen Arthur Gray is the son of Methodius Kenneth Gray and Gloria Mae Sorenson. Stephen Arthur Gray married Linda Marie Harn, daughter of William Oscar Harn and Donna Ann McCarthy, on 14 July 1973 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.

Children of Stephen Arthur Gray and Linda Marie Harn

Ruth Torbert Graybill

F, #5745, b. 22 December 1911, d. 2 February 2002
Last Edited=16 Apr 2007
     Ruth Torbert Graybill was born on 22 December 1911 at Gatchellville, York Co., Pennsylvania. She married Henry Leroy Bortner on 28 August 1937 at East Berlin, Adams Co., Pennsylvania. Ruth Torbert Graybill died on 2 February 2002 at Norwich, Chenango Co., New York, at age 90.

Oneonta, New York The Daily Star Newspaper, Monday, 02 Feb 2002:
Ruth Bortner

NORWICH — Ruth Torbert Bortner, 90, formerly of Unadilla, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Norwich.
She was born Dec. 22, 1911, daughter of the late David Ambler and Mary Lithgo (Graybill) Torbert in Gatchellville, Pa.
Ruth married Harry Leroy Bortner on Aug. 28, 1937, in East Berlin, Pa. He predeceased her on July 8, 1996.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and David Schrader of Shippensburg, Pa., and Rebecca and Edmund Hillick of Mount Upton; and five grandchildren, David L. Schrader Jr., Daniel O. Schrader, Sandra Schrader, Amy Hillick and Nathan Hillick.
She was predeceased by three sisters.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glen Rock, Pa., at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Park Street, Norwich, NY 13815.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc., 21 Main St., Sidney.

Child of Ruth Torbert Graybill and Henry Leroy Bortner

Frances Marie Green

F, #409, b. 18 April 1921, d. 11 April 2006
Last Edited=2 Dec 2020
     Frances Marie Green was born on 18 April 1921 at Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan.1 She married Thomas Shapton Purdy, son of Paul Bradley Purdy and Lila Sophia Shapton, on 7 August 1945 at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. Frances Marie Green lived at 13216 Lakesie, Fenton, Genesee Co., Michigan. She died on 11 April 2006 at age 84.

Children of Frances Marie Green and Thomas Shapton Purdy

Citations

  1. [S293] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 22 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Harry Lawrence Green

M, #8900, b. 22 April 1892, d. 25 January 1973
Last Edited=26 Jul 2021
     Harry Lawrence Green was born on 22 April 1892 at Salem, Washington Co., Indiana.1 He married Brownie Frances Harn, daughter of Kenley E. Harn and Grace Truman Burton, on 11 June 1923 at Indiana. Harry Lawrence Green died on 25 January 1973 at age 80.1 He was buried at Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Brownie Frances (Harn) Green, Memorial ID 75759580,
    Birth: 11 May 1892
    Death: 10 January 1973
    Burial: Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/75759580/brownie-frances-green: accessed 26 July 2021), memorial page for Brownie Frances Harn Green (11 May 1892–10 Jan 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 75759580, citing Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by Jon Rice (contributor 46896745).
    Parents Kenley E. Harn 1863–1939 Grace Truman Burton Harn 1869–1937
    Spouse Harry Lawrence Green 1892–1973,.

Dorothy Virginia Greene1,2

F, #994, b. 25 March 1923, d. 24 February 1984
Last Edited=29 Dec 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-granddaughter of Jeremiah McCarthy
     Dorothy Virginia Greene was born on 25 March 1923 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota, Certificate Number:      1923-27639.3 She married Daniel Miller. Dorothy Virginia Greene was the daughter of Erven John Greene and Emily Cleo McCarthy. Dorothy Virginia Greene and Daniel Miller were divorced. Soc Security lists last residence as Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Her Social Security Number was 475-20-7677 issued in MN. Dorothy Virginia Greene died on 24 February 1984 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, at age 60.4

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census19 April 1940Waseca, Waseca Co., Minnesota, Source Citation
Year: 1940; Census Place: Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1966; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 81-16

Child of Dorothy Virginia Greene and Daniel Miller

Citations

  1. [S748] Interview with Albert Dennis McCarthy (unknown informant address), by Steven Harn Redman. Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  2. [S712] Letter from Frank L. Trombley (RR 1, Box 392A, Tinley Park, IL 60477) to Steven Harn Redman, 01 Oct 1996; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  3. [S38] Letter from Alice Marie (McCarthy) Morgan (8013 W. Arapaho Ct., Boise, ID 83703) to Steven Harn Redman, 09 Feb 1995; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  4. [S749] Dorothy Virginia Greene, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index (b- 25Mar1923 d- Feb1984 NV), unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.).

Erven John Greene1,2,3

M, #916, b. 5 February 1897, d. 29 July 1967
Last Edited=29 Dec 2020
     Erven John Greene was born on 5 February 1897 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.4 Erven John Greene was a Postal Clerk, retired. He was the son of Martin Greene and Olivia Peterson. Erven John Greene married Emily Cleo McCarthy, daughter of Florence James McCarthy and Florida Louise LaPierre, on 29 June 1922 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.5 Erven John Greene died on 29 July 1967 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, at age 70.4 The cause of death was arterial thrombosis. He was buried on 2 August 1967 at Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada.4,6 Death Cert. states Erven in World War I. Social Security Death Index (b- 05Feb1897 d- Jul1967). Name is Erven Greene in Social Security Death Index. His Social Security Number was 469-09-1680 issued in MN.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census19 April 1940Waseca, Waseca Co., Minnesota, Source Citation
Year: 1940; Census Place: Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1966; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 81-16

Children of Erven John Greene and Emily Cleo McCarthy

Citations

  1. [S720] Interview with Albert Dennis McCarthy (unknown informant address), by Steven Harn Redman. Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  2. [S709] Letter from Claire Marie (McCarthy) Kassinger (unknown author address) to Steven Harn Redman, Sep 1994; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  3. [S38] Letter from Alice Marie (McCarthy) Morgan (8013 W. Arapaho Ct., Boise, ID 83703) to Steven Harn Redman, 09 Feb 1995; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  4. [S721] Erven John Greene, Death 67-001862, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S706] Rice Co , MN Marriage Certificate, Rice Co., MN Court House, Rice County Courthouse, 320 3rd St NW, Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota. Hereinafter cited as Rice Co , MN Marriage Certificate.
  6. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Erven J Greene, Memorial ID 92054664,
    Birth: 5 February 1897
    Death: 29 July 1967
    Burial: Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 29 December 2020), memorial page for Erven J Greene (5 Feb 1897–29 Jul 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92054664, citing Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024).,.

James Erven Greene1,2

M, #993, b. 22 March 1934, d. 28 March 1990
Last Edited=29 Dec 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-grandson of Jeremiah McCarthy
     James Erven Greene was born on 22 March 1934 at Hutchinson, McLeod Co., Minnesota, Certificate Number:      1934-14545.3 He was the son of Erven John Greene and Emily Cleo McCarthy. James Erven Greene lived in 1967 at 1324 Pacific, Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada. He married Rosalie Day on 13 April 1970 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada. James Erven Greene died circa 1974.3 Frank Trombley has Jimmy Green died 1991 Las Vegas? He died on 28 March 1990 at Clark Co., Nevada, at age 56.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census19 April 1940Waseca, Waseca Co., Minnesota, Source Citation


Year: 1940; Census Place: Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1966; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 81-16

Citations

  1. [S748] Interview with Albert Dennis McCarthy (unknown informant address), by Steven Harn Redman. Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  2. [S712] Letter from Frank L. Trombley (RR 1, Box 392A, Tinley Park, IL 60477) to Steven Harn Redman, 01 Oct 1996; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).
  3. [S38] Letter from Alice Marie (McCarthy) Morgan (8013 W. Arapaho Ct., Boise, ID 83703) to Steven Harn Redman, 09 Feb 1995; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, 931 Garfield Lane, Rock Springs, WY).

Martin Greene

M, #3008
Last Edited=16 Feb 1995
     Martin Greene married Olivia Peterson. SOURCE: Alice Morgan letter 09Feb1995.

Child of Martin Greene and Olivia Peterson

Gail Shira Greener1

F, #6318
Last Edited=18 May 2020
     Gail Shira Greener married John Franklin McCarthy, son of Lowell James McCarthy and Joan Ann Robinson, on 24 February 2001 at Hollywood, Broward Co., Florida.1

Child of Gail Shira Greener and John Franklin McCarthy

Citations

  1. [S1946] John Franklin McCarthy, "EMAIL: John F. McCarthy 24Jun2010," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 24 Jun 2010. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: John F. McCarthy 24Jun2010."