Clark Ray

1 August 1886–6 February 1966 (Age 79)
Newport, Fannin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Clark

When Clark Ray was born on 1 August 1886, in Newport, Fannin, Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Cicero Ray, was 27 and his mother, Mary A. Hopper, was 25. He married Ophelia Vesta Chastain on 5 December 1915, in Juno, Dawson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 1511, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Fulton, Kalamazoo, Michigan Territory, United States in 1966. He died on 6 February 1966, in Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clark Ray
Ophelia Vesta Chastain
Marriage: 5 December 1915
Scott Askew Ray

Spouse and Children

5 December 1915
Juno, Dawson, Georgia, United States


    Scott Askew Ray


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 7

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clark Ray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clark Ray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clark Ray in household of Daniel C Ray, "United States Census, 1910"

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