Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     CHARLES E. GRAY, of the lumbering firm of Gray & Son, Entiat, Chelan county, was born at Kingston, Kings county, New Brunswick.  He is the son of George H. and Cassella (Baker) Gray, sketches of whom will be found in another portion of this book.
     Charles E., our subject, has remained in the family of his parents since birth.  At present he is an active partner with his father in the sawmill business, which is successfully conducted.  He owns forty acres of land adjoining the mill property, and this land he is laying out in attractive terraces, intending to erect a handsome frame house the coming fall for his future home.
     At All Saints Cathedral, Spokane, February 25, 1903, the ceremony was performed which united him in marriage to Miss Viola Cluster, born in Eugene, Oregon, July 28, 1870.  She is the daughter of William F. and Mary (Courtney) Cluster, the father a native of Indiana; the mother of Marysville, Ohio.  In 1862 her father crossed the plains and settled in Grande Ronde valley.  Later he returned east, and in 1868 came to the Willamette valley.  His father came from Germany when quite young, and for the past twenty years has resided at Pomeroy.  Her mother is of Scotch-Irish descent, her parents having been born in the United States.  Mrs. Gray has one brother and one sister, Eugene, of Pomeroy, a wheat buyer at that point; and Florence, wife of Edward M. Pomeroy, an employe of the Walla Walla Penitentiary, formerly county auditor of Garfield county, and prominent in political circles in Pomeroy.  His wife is a graduate of the Pomeroy high school, in which she has taught, and, also, one term at Chelan and one at Entiat.
     Our subject is a broad-minded, progressive young man, active and influential in politics, and endowed with excellent business abilities and social qualities.