James Franklin Wray

18 October 1857–1924 (Age 66)
Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Wray was born on 18 October 1857, in Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, his father, Riley Abshire Wray, was 33 and his mother, Martha Belvaline Lambert, was 27. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Jane Ingalls. He lived in Solomon, Dickinson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Solomon-District 3 Township, Norton, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died in 1924, in Edmond, Norton, Kansas, United States, at the age of 67.

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James Franklin Wray
Mary Jane Ingalls
John B Wray
Guy M Wray
Nola Emma Wray
Mabel E Wray

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    John B Wray


    Guy M Wray



    Mabel E Wray


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England named Wray, Wrea, or Wreay, from Old Norse vrá ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘recess’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James F Wray in household of Riley Wray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James F Wray, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • James F Wray, "United States Census, 1910"

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