Lillian (Lil) A. Hedley was born July 6, 1879 (1901 Census for
Greenock Twp.) She was the sixth child of John Henry
Hedley and Margaret Florence Johnston.
The 1901 Kincardine Town Census also showed Lilly Hedley, age
21; born July 16, 1872 in Ontario; Employment: girl servant; Location: Royal
Hotel; Race: English; Nationality: Canadian; Religion: Church of
England. Two years later Lillian, age 24, married 22-year-old John Gray, a stone mason, who was born in Nichol
Township, Wellington Co., Ont. Sept. 26, 1881.
Marriage October 7, 1903, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Kingarf, Greenock Twp.
|Lillie A. Hedley , age 24
Res. 6th Conc., Greenock
Church of England
Parents: John Henry Hedley and Maggie Johnston
Witnesses: James E. Gray and Isabella McLeod.
|John A.W. Gray, age 23
7th Conc., Kincardine
James Gray and Elizabeth Kitching
Lil and John Gray farmed on Concession 7 of Kincardine Twp. Lil died at
age 48 on June 4, 1927. John died 14 years later in 1941 at
age 61. John Gray's funeral service was held in Kincardine. The graves
of Lil and John Gray are in Kincardine Cemetery. They had four children.
(1) Margaret Bernice Gray, born in 1907, died in infancy.
(2) Mary Elizabeth Gray, born in Kincardine Twp., trained as a nurse. She married William "Russel"
Emerson, and the couple lived in Burlington. Mary and Russel Emerson both died tragically in a car
accident north of Simcoe in Norfolk county in the summer of 1968. See below. No children.
(3) Melvin Edwin Gray was born in
m1 Verna Blackwell, daughter of Sarah Sheane and Benjamin Blackwell
of Kincardine Twp.
m2 Winnie Flatt No children.
(Jim) Gray was born in
m1 Britta Leabens
m2 Valerie Joan Bland. No children
see (2) above