Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Jack Ward Gray

Physician (pediatrics) in St. Louis, Missouri

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1919

1924 Univ of Vermont (M.D.)

Born  1895  Culpepper VA

Died 1944 St Louis MO

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Dr. Jack Ward Gray died July 24, in St. Louis, Mo., after an illness of four weeks. He was born in Culpepper, Va., March 30, 1895, the son of John and Eliza (Stewart) Gray.

After graduation he studied medicine at the University of Vermont, graduating as M.D. in 1924. He then went to St. Louis City Hospital where he was successively junior interne, senior interne, and resident physician in medicine. In July 1927 he began private practice in St. Louis, with pediatrics as his special interest. He was a pediatrician for the St. Louis Department of Welfare, assistant director of pediatrics at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital, and instructor In pediatrics at the Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing.

He was especially interested in a number of community services, such as the Boy Scouts and the Y.M.C.A., and was widely known among the social welfare agencies for his willingness to give medical service to needy persons.

September 16, 1926, he was married to Gladys McQueen Carrion of Clayton, Mo., who survives him, with their son, Charles Carrion, who was born December 18, 1934.

Dr. Gray was an enthusiastic Dartmouth man, and hoped, as does the boy's mother, that the son may in due time follow him to Dartmouth.

Funeral mass was said at St. Elizabeth's Catholic church on July 27.

In Memoriam. (Nov 1944). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 37(2), 61.

Other source(s)

  1. Smith, Edythe Meaux. (Apr 19, 1947). Our Town-St. Louis. Pittsburgh Courier, p. 10.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1919