David Loyd Bray

8 March 1883–18 January 1964 (Age 80)
Lassater, Marion, Texas, United States

The Life of David Loyd

When David Loyd Bray was born on 8 March 1883, in Lassater, Marion, Texas, United States, his father, Sion Perry Bray, was 42 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Monk, was 30. He married Mary E Bennett on 6 May 1913, in Marion, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 January 1964, in Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Loyd Bray
Mary E Bennett
Marriage: 6 May 1913
Sion David Bray
Bulia Idabelle Bray
Lee Leon Bray
William J. Bray
Mary Jane Bray
Georgie Ruth Bray

Spouse and Children

6 May 1913
Marion, Texas, United States



    Bulia Idabelle Bray



    William J. Bray



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Sion Perry Bray


    Mary Elizabeth Monk




+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 22

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • David Bray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • D L Bray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David L Bray, "United States Census, 1940"

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