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J. Roy Gray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0152
This collection consists of original deeds and other documents relating to the von der Hoya family in Nacogdoches. One item of interest is a conveyance of property in Nacogdoches from Thomas J. Rusk to Bennett Blake which includes the Red House. The Red House was the Old Spanish Barracks until 1832, and in 1845 it became Nacogdoches University.

Dates

  • 1830-1881
  • Event: Donated in 1960

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.50 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

J. Roy Gray, son of Joseph R. and Julia McPaul Gray, was born in Bastrop, Texas, on November 5, 1888. On October 5, 1914, he married Clara Hoya, daughter of Charles and Francis Meisenheimer Hoya. J. Roy Gray served as a prominent businessman and civic leader in the Nacogdoches community. For many years, he was president of the Hoya Abstract Company. He also served as President of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association, as a director of the Stone Fort National Bank, and as a director of the community Hotel Corporation. From the opening of City Memorial Hospital in 1928 until his death, he served on the executive Committee and promoted many Hospital programs. J. Roy Gray died on March 30, 1966, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

("J. Roy Gray Dies Today."Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 30 March 1966: A1)

Arrangement

This collection is described in 9 folders and housed in a clamshell box.

Related Materials

Nacogdoches University. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-0046
Title
Guide to the J. Roy Gray Collection
Author
Natasha McClanahan
Date
1992

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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