S. T. Gray Lincoln County, New Mexico

S. T. Gray, conducting a livery business at Capitan, has been the promoter of business interests that have been of far-reaching and beneficial effect in advancing the material progress and welfare of the community. He was born in Coosa County, Alabama, and was reared in Louisiana. On coming first to New Mexico he located on the Angus V. V. ranch, twelve miles south of Capitan, where in partnership with Pat Garrett, he engaged in the cattle business from 1884 until 1887. In the latter year he located on a ranch comprising the town site of Capitan and continued as a dealer in cattle. In 1897 he opened the first store on the ranch and was instrumental in securing the establishment of a post office, which was called Gray.

Later he was instrumental in securing the building of the railroad into the coal fields, a source of profit and income to the town and in many other ways he has contributed in substantial measure to the up-building and progress of the community. In 1890 Mr. Gray embarked in the livery business, in which he has continued and he is also interested in mining, being engaged in the development of an iron field.

Active as a supporter of the Democratic Party he does all in his power to advance its interests and served for a time as cattle inspector and is a member of the Southeastern Stock Growers' Association.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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