Varina Lee Ray

17 January 1864–27 June 1940 (Age 76)
Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States

The Life of Varina Lee

When Varina Lee Ray was born on 17 January 1864, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, her father, Thomas A Ray, was 34 and her mother, Sophia Byers, was 29. She lived in Montana, United States in 1870 and School District 1 Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 27 June 1940, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Forest Vale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A Ray
1829–1905
Sophia Byers
1835–1895
Doland Ray
1855–1855
Rodway Ray
1856–1856
Annie I. Ray
1857–1931
Thomas Isabella Ray
1857–
Aurora Alice Ray
1858–1937
Emma Laura Ray
1861–1944
Sally "Sophia" Ray
1862–1863
Varina Lee Ray
1864–1940
Sallie Ray
1866–1936
Thomas B Ray
1868–1934
Robert Ray
1869–1937
Frank F. Ray
1872–1907
Daisey "Babe" Ray
1876–1961

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Doland Ray

    Male1855–1855Male

    Male1856–1856Male

    Female1857–1931Female

    Thomas Isabella Ray

    Female1857–Female

    Aurora Alice Ray

    Female1858–1937Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1866 · Camp Cooke

Age 2

General D.B Sackett was sent to the Montana territory to select a place for a military outpost near the Missouri River. He chose a spot near the Judith River. Camp Cooke also known as Fort Claggett, was organized on July 10 1866, by the 13th Infantry Regiment.
1886

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Varina L Ray in household of Daisy Ray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vararina Ray in household of Thos A Ray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Varinia L Ray in household of Thomas A Ray, "United States Census, 1870"

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