Ray Edgell

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

The Life Summary of Ray

When Ray Edgell was born on 12 October 1892, in Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Absolam Edgell, was 39 and his mother, Tabitha Jane Shreve, was 38. He married Lucy Cain on 29 September 1915, in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grant 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 Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Ray Edgell
Lucy Cain
Marriage: 29 September 1915
Lilly Ray Edgell
Jennette Jane Edgell
Doak E Edgell
James Eugene Edgell Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1915New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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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 (Somerset): variant of Edghill .English: rarely from the Middle English personal name Eggell (Old English Ecgel), a diminutive of names beginning with Ecg- (from ecg ‘sword’), though this is rare. Alternatively, this name may also derive from the Middle English personal name Eggolf (Old English Ecgwulf, from ecg ‘sword’ + wulf ‘wolf’), though again this is rare.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Ray Edgell in household of Tabitha J Edgell, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ray in entry for Ralh Hall, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
    • Ray Edgell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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