John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's installment of his series.
Thanks! As always, this is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is Charles T. Gray of New Jersey. -Editor
Charles T. Gray (1807-1875), was born in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.
He is of some interest to scrip collectors since is a signor on Post Office Department Drafts, and Silver Mining Stock Certificates, and other local Newark scrip with his
serving various capacities as City Treasurer, Secretary of the Road Board, Treasurer of the Newark Library Association. He was affiliated with the family of William Raymond Weeks
of the ANS.
He married Hannah Ann (1810-). They had three children : Charles Gray, Jr. (1845-1849), Charlianna Fanny Gray (1848-), Jeremiah H. Gray (1851-).
IN 1847, he served on the School Board for the City of Newark, New Jersey. He was appointed Postmaster, Newark, New Jersey, on April 6, 1853. He worked there at the Post
Office, Custom House Building, Academy and Broad Streets, Newark, New Jersey.
In 1859, he was the Treasurer of the Newark Library Association.
From 1862-1868, he was the City Treasurer of Newark, New Jersey.
Mettacom Silver Mining Company Reese River. Signatories : Charles T. Gray, Secretary, and H Mackin, President.
In 1870, he was the Secretary of the Road Board, and lived with John R. Weeks a successful attorney, and Mary F. A. Weeks in their Newark mansion. They were the parents
of William Raymond Weeks of ANS fame.
He died on the March 2, 1875. He is buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
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