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Left to right: Leroy Capen Gray, Leonard Wise Gray, Frank Winfree, William Howard Gray, and William Bailey Gray.
William Bailey Gray published and edited several newspapers in Morgan City, Louisiana and the area surrounding. He is seen in this picture with three of his sons. W.B. Gray's first activity in the printing industry is recorded on October 4, 1879 when he established the newspaper, The Morgan City Free Press. Today, the Gray family continues to be involved in the printing business with those of the sixth generation working at L-H Printing Co, Inc. It is presently owned by Della Lacon Gray (the wife of Leonard William Gray), Carlton Leroy Gray (the son of Della and Leonard Gray), and Nelwyn Gray Robison (the daughter of Della and Leonard Gray).