Grace Gertrude Gray was born Feb. 14, 1877, at Cow Creek, the twelfth child of Joseph & Jeanette Scott Gray. Herman & Grace were married Sept. 11, 1895, by Clergyman, G. W. Burton, at his Bella Vista Home.
Herman worked in the Balkalala Mine in Coram, Terry Lumber Mill, farmed an sold produce and poultry to the mines and Redding free market in Redding. He also hauled quartz from the Quartz Hill Mines to the railway cars where the tracks were located on the west side of the Sacramento River. Later he ran the Douglas Dairy in Churn Creek.
Herman & Grace first lived on Swede Creek Road where they started
their family of thirteen children. Their first two sons died at birth and
were buried in the Lemm Family Plot at Bella Vista.
|1st son||b. 1896||d. 1896|
|2nd son||b. 1897||d. 1897|
|Annie Erva (Eugene Doll)||b. 1899|
|Lloyd Herman||b. 1901|
|Gerald Leroy||b. 1903|
|John Craig||b. 1905|
|Valentine Frederick||b. 1907|
|Chester Bryant||b. 1909|
|9th son||b. 1911||d. 1911|
|Lily Grace (Lawrence Wade)||b. 1912|
(carried l yr. weighed 16 lbs. 4oz.)
|b. 1914||d. 1914|
|Dorothy Loraine (Thomas Damon)||b. 1915|
|Robert Peery||b. 1917||d. 1917|
Mother Grace moved to Anderson for a year, then back to Redding where she did home maternity nursing. In 1931 Grace moved to Richardson Springs Resort where she met and married Andrew Henry Mullen. Grace died at the home of her son, John Meyer, in Brownsville, CA, in 1951. Andrew Mullen died in 1953 at same ranch. They are both buried in the Sierra View Cemetery, Marysville, CA.
Source: Shasta Historical Society