GRAY, ALLEN CHARLES
GRAY, ALLEN CHARLES (1830–1913). Allen Charles Gray, publisher, son of Milly Richards (Stone) and William Fairfax Gray, was born at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 4, 1830. In December 1838 his family moved to Galveston, Texas, after financial setbacks in Virginia. During the Civil War Gray served as a printer for the Confederate government, and after Reconstruction Governor Richard Coke appointed him to reorganize the state's printing facilities. In 1873 Gray became owner and editor of the Houston Telegraph (see TELEGRAPH AND TEXAS REGISTER) and senior member of the printing firm of Gray-Dillaye and Company, Houston, from which he retired in January 1913. Gray wrote the "History of the Texas Press" for Dudley G. Wooten's Comprehensive History of Texas (1898) and in 1909edited and published his father's diary under the title From Virginia to Texas, 1835: Diary of Col. Wm. F. Gray. Gray was a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a leader of Holland Masonic Lodge in Houston. He died on June 11, 1913, and was survived by his wife and three children.
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