Ray Edgell

12 October 1892–1 August 1971 (Age 78)
Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ray

When Ray Edgell was born on 12 October 1892, in Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Edgell, was 40 and his mother, Tabitha Jane Shreve, was 38. He married Lucy Cain in 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grant Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Winfield, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 1 August 1971, in Worthington, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Ray Edgell
Lucy Cain
Marriage: 1915
Lilly Ray Edgell
Jennette Edgell
Doak E Edgell
James "Jim" Eugene Edgell

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: probably from the Old English personal name Ecgwulf, meaning ‘sword wolf’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ray Edgell in household of Tabitha J Edgell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ray Edgel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray Edgell, "United States Census, 1930"

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