Roy Gay Ware

10 February 1897–14 June 1974 (Age 77)
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Roy Gay

When Roy Gay Ware was born on 10 February 1897, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, his father, Weeden Ranfew Ware Wire, was 32 and his mother, Victoria June Belle Marsh, was 25. He married Mattie Gay Linger in 1921, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Meade Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 14 June 1974, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hinkleville, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Roy Gay Ware
Mattie Gay Linger
Marriage: 1921
French Donald Ware
Helen Ware
Roy ware jr
Howard ware

Spouse and Children

Lewis, West Virginia, United States


    French Donald Ware


    Roy ware jr


    Howard ware


    Helen Ware


Parents and Siblings

    Weeden Ranfew Ware Wire


    Victoria June Belle Marsh




    Weeden R Ware Jr




    Jesse James Ware


    Freeman R. Ware


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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 7

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 21

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

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river (Old English wær, wer), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Ware in Hertfordshire. 2. nickname for a cautious person, from Middle English war(e) ‘wary’, ‘prudent’ (Old English (ge)wær).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy G Ware, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy G Ware, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy G Ware in household of Wead Ware, "United States Census, 1910"

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