Ray Edgell

Brief Life History 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 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Winfield, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Lincoln District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1950. 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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Family Time Line

Ray Edgell
1892–1971
Lucy Cain
1895–1975
Marriage: 29 September 1915
Lillieray May Edgell
1917–2014
Jennette Jane Edgell
1920–2016
Okla Elmer Edgell
1925–2023
Doak Edward Edgell
1927–2012
James Eugene Edgell Sr.
1936–2010

Sources (20)

  • Ray Edgell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ray Edgell, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Ray Edgell, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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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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