Robert Gray (1833-1908)

Lighthouse Keeper (1876-1907)


                           Robert Gray--+-- ?     2 m. Mary Jeffrey 9/9/82                    
                           (1833-1908)  |                             
            +---------------------------+---------------------+       
          Jane                        James                 Fred [PG] 
       (1861- ?  )                 (1865-1946)            ( ?  -  ?  )
     m Henry J Peterson          m Jessie Aitken              |                    
          ?/?/?                   ?/?/? Nanaimo              ???
            |                           |
Ann(e) Mary (  c1878 -????)    Robert J  ( 1/ 2/98-????)
Robert J    (25/12/80-????)    William A ( 5/10/99-????)
Henry A     (14/ 6/85-????)    James     (??/??/04-17/4/10)
William S   (23/ 2/87-????)
Flora E     (23/12/88-????)
Christian F (10/12/90-????)
Mary        ( 2/ 5/93-????)
George      (19/ 2/96-????)
Samuel      (11/ 3/98-????)
Maggelene   (23/ 5/00-????)
July 3, 1875. Daughter of Mr. R Grey, aged about 14, narrowly escapes being trampled to death by a cow.

Nov 22, 1876. Robert Gray takes up duties of lighthouse keeper.

Dec 27, 1876. R Gray complains of Wild Land tax, but has to pay it.

Jan 4, 1879. R Gray reports on mild weather.

Oct 23, 1879. R Gray reports on missing canoeist, presumed drowned.

Nov 13, 1880. R Gray reports finding a skiff.

May , 1881. CANADIAN CENSUS District 191A, Family 0309, Case 2249. Robert (44), James (17).

Nov 17, 1881. R Gray reports a sloop wrecked on Entrance Island, and all presumed lost.

Feb 10, 1883. Robert Gray refuses responsibility for any debts contracted by his wife (better known as Mrs. Jeffrey) in his name.

Feb 16, 1883. Robert Gray notifies that his wife has not contracted any debts in his name.

July 11, 1883. Editorial on poor provision of lighthouse and Mr. Gray's hardship.

Dec 19, 1883. Robert Gray notifies people of Nanaimo that he has not been running Dr. O'Brian down, contrary to rumour.

ASSESSMENT ROLL, 1884:
1 NW 1/4 160 283 GRAY, Robt. [10]
1 NE 1/4 W 1/2 67 285 GRAY, Robt. [13]
6 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 40 297 GRAY, Robt. [37]
6 SW 1/4 S 1/2 80 297 GRAY, Robt. [38]

Aug 2, 1884. Report of Nanaimo hospital includes: "Robt. Gray, fistula, entered Oct. 14th, left improved, Dec. 8th, '83".

Oct 18, 1884. Editorial on inadequacy of lifeboats mentions Robert Gray.

Dec 20, 1884. Report that Robert Gray had to leave the lighthouse and row to Nanaimo for coal to keep from freezing and to keep the light free of frost.

June 4, 1887. Robert and James Gray each donate $5.00 to widows and orphans.

1888 VOTERS LIST: GRAY, Mr. ROBERT: LIGHT KEEPER

July 13, 1889. Robert Gray visits friends in Nanaimo.

Aug 17, 1893. Robert Gray interviewed re: fog alarm on Entrance Island--machinery not yet installed.

Occupants of Gabriola Cemetery GRAY Robert 1833 0 0 1908 0 0 75 [22]


Created: Sunday, 09 March, 1997 -- Last Updated: Sunday, 09 March, 1997