Benjamin Gray Casey1

#19951, (25 September 1883 - 12 December 1951)
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Morgan J Casey1 (1835 - 1913)
Mother*Julia Gray1 (c 1847 - 1889)


Mary Estella Kelsey b. 1891, d. 1960
Birth*25 September 1883He was born on 25 September 1883 at Washington Co., MissouriG.1 
20 June 1900He appeared on the census of 20 June 1900 in the household of Morgan J Casey at Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.2 
25 April 1910He appeared on the census of 25 April 1910 in the household of William J Casey at Liberty Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG, as B G, nephew, age 26, b. and parents b. MO, farmer; nei. John F and Josie Bays, fam. 75.3 
20 June 1917In William J Casey's will dated 20 June 1917, Benjamin Gray Casey was named as executor and an heir.4 
Marriage*27 October 1945He married Mary Estella Kelsey on 27 October 1945 at St. James Church, Potosi, Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.5 
Death*12 December 1951He died on 12 December 1951 at St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond Heights, St. Louis Co., MissouriG, at age 68.6 
Burial*December 1951He was buried in December 1951 at St. James Church Cemetery, Potosi, Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.7 


  1. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Morgan (63), b. MO Jul 1836, parents b. Ireland, wid., farmer.
  3. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. W J (70), b. MO, parents b. Ireland, retired farmer, single.
  4. [S1815] Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online, Washington Co.> Will Records, Vol E, 1906-1929, pp. 181-185, imgs. 118-120. Will of William J Casey of Washington Co., MO, 20 Jun 1917. Gives $1000 each to nephews Matthew, Martin, John, Clem and William Boyse, sons of sister Johanna Boyse, and to niece Elizabeth, dau. of sister Johanna Boyse. Gives $1000 each to niece Mrs. Fannie Anthony, dau. of brother Dr. Frank Casey, to nephew W J Casey Jr, son of brother Dr. Frank Casey, and to Helen Casey, dau. of Frank T Casey Jr, and to Mrs. Sophie T Casey, widow of brother Dr. Frank Casey. Gives $2500 each to niece Cataherine P Casey, dau. of brother Andrew, and to nieces Clara C and Regina Casey, daus. of brother M J Casey. Charitable gifts of $500 each to the Little Sisters of the Poor, the House of the Good Shepherd and St. James Catholic Church of Potosi. Residual of personal estate in equal parts to nieces Catherine P Casey, Clara C Casey and Regina Casey. Real estate given in equal parts to nephews Gray Casey and Ferd Casey. Appoints executors nephews Gray and Ferd Casey. Witn. Frank Bust, P T Bust and M E Rhodes. Proved 12 Feb 1918 [though witness attestations are dated 13 Feb 1918].
  5. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online, Washington > Record images for Washington > 1936-1954 > img. 428/733, p. 361. B Gray Casey, age 61, and Stella Thurman, age 53, both of Potosi, marr. St. James Church 27 Oct 1945 by Rev. P J Dooley, pastor.
  6. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), File No. 43552, Reg. No. 3959. Benjamin Gray Casey, b. Potosi MO 25 Sep 1883, son of Morgan Casey and Julia Gray; farmer, husb. of Stella, res. Potosi, Washington Co. MO; d. St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond Heights, St. Louis Co. MO, 12 Dec 1951, age 68, brain tumor (astrocytoma); inf. Clara Casey, res. Potosi MO; removal to Potosi MO, 12 Dec 1951, online
  7. [S2205] St. James's Church Cemetery, Washington County, MO, online, Benjamin Gray Casey, son of Morgan J Casey and Julia Gray, husb. of (2nd) Mary Estella Thurman, née Kelsey, b. 25 Sep 1883, d. 12 Dec 1851; marker has 1884 - 1951."