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James Martin Gray

GRAY, James Martin. b. New York City, 11 May 1851; d. Chicago, Illinois, 21 September 1935.  Gray was a Bible scholar, editor, hymn writer, and dean and president of the Moody Bible Institute (MBI), 1907-34. He was the last child born to Hugh Barr Gray (1805?-1851?) and Mary Ann Martin Gray (1825?-1875?).  Both Hugh and Mary were born in Ireland, and immigrated to the USA about 1842.   James Gray married Amanda Pauline Thorne (? -1875) in Manhattan, NYC, 30 March 1871, (New York Marriages, 1686-1980, although many accounts give 1870 as the year of marriage).  One of their sons, Hugh Barr Gray (1872-1962), graduated from Harvard University and became a physician.  Amanda died in childbirth...

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