Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H.C. Bradsby, Editor
Illustrated, Chicago: World Publishing Company 1885
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Historical Society
HERMAS GRAY, Westfield, was born January 17, 1843, in Otselic, Chenango Co., N. Y., son of Nathan Gray. (See preceding sketch.) Our subject is one of a family of six children, viz: Lucy, wife of George Prindle, and the mother of Sibyl (deceased), Sidney and George Prindle; Sidney C. married Roena Ransom, daughter of Lyman Ransom - children four, viz.: Clinton, Myron (deceased), Arthur and Syd Roene, the latter deceased; Clark; Hermas, our subject; Jay N. married Vista Dodge, who is the mother of one child, Vara Gray; and Mabel Gray, at home. Hermas Gray was reared and educated in Bureau County and at Knox College. He was married here, November 17, 1864, to Lydia A. Hughes, born May 6, 1840, in south Trenton, N. Y., daughter of David and Mary (Morris) Hughes, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Gray are members of the United Brethren Church, and the parents of two children, viz.: George N. and Elmer H. Gray. Politically Mr. Gray is a Republican. He has a farm of 293 1/2 acres.