Charles Gray
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15th Mayor of Chicago
In office
March 7, 1853[1] – March 15, 1854[2]
Preceded byWalter S. Gurnee
Succeeded byIsaac Milliken
Personal details
Born(1807-06-13)June 13, 1807
Sherburne, New York
DiedOctober 17, 1885(1885-10-17) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois
Resting placeGraceland Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)Chicago, Illinois
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Charles McNeill Gray (June 13, 1807 – October 17, 1885) served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1853–1854) for the Democratic Party.

Biography

Charles McNeill Gray was born in Sherburne, New York on June 13, 1807.[3][4] He arrived in Chicago on July 17, 1834, and took a job as a clerk for Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, later working for Peter Cohen, a retail merchant. By 1844 he was a candle maker with his own shop. He subsequently worked as a manufacturer, contractor and railroad man.[5] He was elected mayor in 1853.

He died at his home in Chicago on October 17, 1885, and was buried at Graceland Cemetery.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Mayor Charles McNeill Gray Inaugural Address, 1853". www.chipublib.org. Chicago Public Library. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Mayor Isaac Lawrence Milliken Inaugural Address, 1854". www.chipublib.org. Chicago Public Library. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Raymond, Marcius Denison (1887). Gray Genealogy. Dalcassian Publishing Company. p. 42. Retrieved November 15, 2021 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Charles M. Gray". Chicago Tribune. October 20, 1885. p. 2. Retrieved November 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. pp. 386.