Obit of Willie Gray (d.1884), Grant Co., MN USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material, AND permission is obtained from the contributor of the file. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for non-commercial purposes, MUST obtain the written consent of the contributor, OR the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. Made available to The USGenWeb Archives by: Faith M Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> Obituary in Ashby Tribune, (Grant Co.) MN -- Fri., May 2, 1884: Willie Gray, aged thirteen, son of J. D. Gray, a shoe merchant of Anoka was accidentally killed on Tuesday, the 24th, during a charivari party, tendered Fred Champlain and wife, who were married on Sunday, the 20th. Willie was killed by pistol shot, the bullet severing the jugular vein. The weapon was evidently held close to the boy's neck when fired, as the wound was powder-burned. It is supposed the shot was fired by a companion, as the pistol was picked up near the scene of the accident.