Varina Lee Ray

Female17 January 1864–27 June 1940

Brief Life History 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
Sophia Byers
Doland Ray
Thomas B Ray
Rodway Ray
Annie I. Ray
Thomas Isabella Ray
Aurora Alice Ray
Emma Laura Ray
Sally "Sophia" Ray
Varina Lee Ray
Sallie Ray
Thomas B Ray
Robert Ray
Frank F. Ray
Daisey "Babe" Ray

Sources (9)

  • Varina L Ray, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • Varina L Ray in household of Daisy Ray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vararina Ray in household of Thos A Ray, "United States Census, 1900"

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Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)


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.


Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ray or Rey, perhaps a pet form of names beginning in Ray or Rey, especially Raymond .

English: nickname from Old French rei ‘king’, denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion, one with the bearing of a king, or referring to the mock king or lord in festive games and pageants, e.g. at Christmas, May Day, or harvest. Compare Roy and King .

English: nickname from Middle English ræghe (Old English rǣge) ‘female roe deer’ or in northern England more likely northern Middle English , raa, rae, ray (Old English ) ‘roe deer’, perhaps for a timid person or swift runner. Compare Roe .

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

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