Walter W Ray

Brief Life History of Walter W

When Walter W Ray was born in August 1868, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Robert Martin Ray, was 49 and his mother, Catherine Ann Sleppy, was 40. He married Annie L Ruiter on 9 April 1893, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 12 January 1927, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Haney Ridge Cemetery, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States.

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Walter W Ray
Annie L Ruiter
Marriage: 9 April 1893
Henry Ray
Clarence Ray
Florence Ray
Vernon Ray
Elsie Ray
Roy Ray

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  • Walter Ray in household of William Simons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter Ray, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"
  • Walter Ray in entry for Vernon Ray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


Historical Boundaries: 1876: Dallam, Texas, United States


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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Ray or Rey, perhaps a pet form of names beginning in Ray or Rey, especially Raymond .

English: nickname from Old French rei ‘king’, denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion, one with the bearing of a king, or referring to the mock king or lord in festive games and pageants, e.g. at Christmas, May Day, or harvest. Compare Roy and King .

English: nickname from Middle English ræghe (Old English rǣge) ‘female roe deer’ or in northern England more likely northern Middle English , raa, rae, ray (Old English ) ‘roe deer’, perhaps for a timid person or swift runner. Compare Roe .

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

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