Nellie Gray (Grashof)

c. 1843-1928

Singer, mezzo-soprano. Active in the choirs at Trinity Cathedral (quartet during Civil War) and B’Nai Jeshurun as well as the Newark Harmonic Society and Opera Society and the Rubenstein Club of New York. Brought many musicians to Newark for concerts. Active in music for 75 years. “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes” was her favorite song which she sang just before death to a visitor.


Kuhn, George. “Newark Woman Singer is Active at Eighty Three” Newark Sunday Call. May 1, 1927.

“Mrs. Nellie Gray Grashof” New York Times Oct 4, 1928

G-25, Grashof Mortiz and wife, Newark News Morgue, Newark Library

Caswell, Mina. “Ministry of Music”

“Nellie Gray Grashof Singer Dead at 85” Jersey Journal Oct 4, 1928