Joseph Henry Clay GRAY
Jacob Uriah LEWIS
Sarah K. Catherine PARRISH
George Zeblun GRAY
Lula Kaziah LEWIS

Lois Ida GRAY


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Lois Ida GRAY 19

  • Born: 25 Mar 1906, Clifton, Clay County, Kansas, USA 115
  • Marriage (2): William John KREIDER on 24 Feb 1930 117
  • Died: 11 Oct 1985, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA at age 79 115
  • Buried: Oct 1985, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, NE 68112 32

bullet   Another name for Lois was Dutch KREIDER.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence, 1910, Crystal Plains Township, Smith County, Kansas, USA. 222 living with her parents.

Residence, 1920, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas, USA. 223 at the Girls Industrial School. On Feb. 1, 1888, the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Beloit opened a school of a reformatory character for girls. This school was kept up by private contributions until the meeting of the legislature in 1889, when a law was passed appropriating $25,000 for the establishment of a reform school for girls at Beloit, provided that city would "secure a suitable tract of land, without cost to the state, not less than 40 acres, within 3 miles of said city, as a site for said school," the site to be approved by the state board of charitable institutions. The people of Beloit donated a tract of 80 acres within half a mile of the city, and on March 18, 1889, the state took over the school that had been started the year previous by the Women's Christian Temperance Union. A building capable of accommodating 100 inmates was erected, and the first commitment was from Butler county on May 10, 1889.

The act creating the school gave courts of record and probate courts the power to commit: 1. Any girl under the age of sixteen years who might be liable to punishment by imprisonment under any existing law of the state. 2. Any girl under sixteen, with the consent of her parent or guardian, against whom any charge of violation of law might have been made, the penalty for which would be imprisonment. 3. Any girl under sixteen who is incorrigible and habitually disregards the commands of her father, mother or guardian, and who leads a vagrant life, or resorts to immoral places or practices, and neglects or refuses to perform labor suitable to her years, and to attend school. Every girl so committed to the institution was required to remain until she reached the age of twenty-one, unless sooner discharged upon the superintendent's recommendation, though girls might be apprenticed or dismissed upon probation, to be returned to the school if they proved untrustworthy. Biennial reports have been made by the superintendents as follows: Mary Marshall, 1890; Martha P. Spencer, 1892; Tamsel F. Hahn, 1894; Mrs. S. V. Leeper, 1896; Phoebe J. Bare, 1898; Hester A. Hanback, 1900; and since that time to 1910 by Mrs. Julia B. Perry.

The aims and objects of the industrial schools are to surround wayward boys and girls with an atmosphere of refinement and morality which will aid in their reformation, and to teach them the rudiments of some useful employment that will place in their hands the means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the institution. The boys are taught tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, printing, etc., and the girls are taught sewing, weaving, cooking, gardening and horticulture, wood carving, clay modeling, and the general duties of the household. Music is taught in both schools, which are provided with libraries. A printing press has been installed in the boys' school, and a monthly paper called the "Boys' Chronicle" is issued and circulated throughout the state and mailed to similar schools elsewhere.
Pages 933-936 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar.

Residence, Jul 1923, Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA. 224

Residence, 1936, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. 118 at 4622 S 22nd St. This home no longer exists.

Religion: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints

Residence: 3024 Cottage Grove Ave, 1955, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. 53 Legal Description: PARK PLACE LOT 3 BLOCK 6 W 50 E 100 N 120 S 150 FT 50 X 120
Parcel Size: Acres: 0.13 Sq. Ft.: 6000

Residence, 1960, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. 225 at 4022 Saratoga Street
Legal Description: CENTRAL PARK LOT 12 BLOCK 14 E 10 FT LT 11 & W 40 FT 50 X 125
Parcel Size: Acres: 0.14 Sq. Ft.: 6250

Residence, 1972, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. 226 2865 Ida Street.
Legal Description: MINNE LUSA LOT 5 BLOCK 30 42 X 120
Parcel Size: Acres: 0.11 Sq. Ft.: 5040

Cemetery, 1985, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, NE 68112 Garden of the Apostles


Lois married Private

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Fact, 14 Jul 1923, Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA. 224 Hand written on the marriage license since Lois was under 18 years of age: "Arthur Stevens the Foster Father has sworn that he has a right to give his concent to this marriage by signing her mother's name."


Lois next married William John KREIDER, son of Ernest John KREIDER and Laura Anna GORDON, on 24 Feb 1930.117 (William John KREIDER was born on 26 Aug 1909 in Marshall, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA,115 died in 1972 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA 20 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, NE 68112 20.)

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