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Elisha Gray
Birth: Aug. 2, 1835
Barnesville
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1901
Newton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Inventor. He founded of the Western Electric Company, which became the manufacturing side of the old Bell System, and became a pioneer in telecommunications for his inventions (almost 70 patents). He was in direct competition with Alexander Graham Bell for the invention of the telephone, with Bell beat Gray to the patent office by only a few short hours. He conceived the idea of a primitive closed-circuit television system which he called the "telephote", where pictures were focused on an array of selenium cells and signals from the selenium cells were transmitted to a distant station on separate wires, and at the receiving end, each wire would open or close a shutter to recreate the image. In 1899, Gray moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he continued with his inventions. One project that he developed was an underwater signaling device to transmit messages to ships. One such signaling device was tested on December 31, 1900. Elisha Gray died from a heart attack in Newtonville, Massachusetts. (bio by: Bradley Gray) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Delia M Shepard Gray (1839 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Minnie Gray Stubbs (1868 - 1949)*
  Edward Elisha Gray (1873 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section R, Plat 261
 
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Originally Created by: Bradley Gray
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41763805
Elisha Gray
Added by: Bradley Gray
 
Elisha Gray
Added by: Bradley Gray
 
Elisha Gray
Added by: Bradley Gray
 
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Parent of Edward Elisha Gray (FAG# 47605576). Remembered with love and affection.
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