Emory Shannon Gray was born on this day in 1857, in Winston-Salem, to Robert and Mary Millis Gray.
Emory was the 8th of 9 children born to Robert and Mary Gray.
Robert Gray was one of the early residents of the town of Winston. Robert bought a lot at the first sale in 1849. The lot was located on Third Street, between Main and Liberty Streets, across from the Courthouse lot. He paid $465 for the lot which extended southward about three-fifth of the way to Second Street. Robert Gray also served one term as mayor of Winston.
Emory worked as a bookkeeper at Wachovia Bank, and he was later assistant cashier.
He married Theodosia Lipscomb Fitzgerald and he passed away in 1934.
Photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection.