Ray Edmund Perry

7 August 1896–2 September 1977 (Age 81)
Lorimor, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ray Edmund

When Ray Edmund Perry was born on 7 August 1896, in Lorimor, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, Edmund Morris Perry, was 24 and his mother, Iva Nelson, was 13. He married Leone Browning on 19 November 1920, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and San Jacinto Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 2 September 1977, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Ray Edmund Perry
Cecilia Susan Ozbun
Marriage: 1 July 1922

Spouse and Children

1 July 1922
Orange, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edmund Morris Perry


    Iva Nelson





    Hattie Pearl Perry


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Edmund Perry, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ray Edmund Perry, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ray E Perry in household of E M Perry, "United States Census, 1920"

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