Flavia Effie Wray

April 1885–
Bonbrook, Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Flavia Effie

When Flavia Effie Wray was born in April 1885, in Bonbrook, Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, James Alford Wray, was 44 and her mother, Miranda L. Teel, was 39. She married George Thomas Forbes on 16 August 1905, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

George Thomas Forbes
Flavia Effie Wray
Marriage: 16 August 1905
James Stuart Forbes
Harvey Ray Forbes
Oswald Larry Forbes

Spouse and Children

16 August 1905
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 9

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

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

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)

  • Flavia Forbes in household of George Forbes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Flovia Wray in household of James A Wray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flavey Wray in entry for Oswald Larry Forbes and Mary Lucy Wallace, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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