Friday, December 18, 2015

Cortez Gray

Cortez Zell Gray

March 7, 1916
Hanceville, AL 

July 28, 1996
Phoenix, AZ

Akron South High School - Ohio (High School)
1939-40 University of Toledo (College)
1940-41 University of Toledo (College)
1941-42 University of Toledo (College) 
1941-42 Midland AC (Independent)
1942-43 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)

Cortez was born to Virgil (1886-1961) and Lola (1891-1977) Gray
He worked for as a foreman for 40 years at Garity-Schultz.
He was married to Mary Ellen McGuane (1919-1949). Mary Ellen tragically died of a heart attack while visiting her in-laws during the Christmas season. She was on 30 years old. She and Cortez had a son Patrick (b.1942), and a daughter, Kathleen David (b.1947). He later remarried to Shirley (1926-1993). His obituary mentions sons named Robert and Daniel, who are not mentioned in Mary Ellen's obituary. They might be the product of the marriage of Shirley.

His brother Wyndol also played in the NBL.

Mary Ellen's Obituary, Toledo Blade, December 27, 1949
Obituary, Toledo Blade, July 31, 1996


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