Blanche Ethyl Ray

7 January 1897–15 February 1963 (Age 66)
Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Blanche Ethyl

When Blanche Ethyl Ray was born on 7 January 1897, in Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Franklin Ray, was 40 and her mother, Amanda Beatty Fix, was 70. She married Dorey Franklin Robinette in 1924, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died on 15 February 1963, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Buck Valley, Union Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Dorey Franklin Robinette
Blanche Ethyl Ray
Marriage: 1924
Velda Elizabeth Robinette
Esther Alberta Robinette
Opal Armeda Robinette
Donald Llewellyn Robinette

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
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.
1905 · The Movie Theater
Age 8
The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 19
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (8)

  • Blanche Robinette in household of Frank T Ray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanch Ray in household of Frank Ray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy E Ray in household of Frank Ray, "United States Census, 1900"

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