Ray Dean Courtney

Male26 October 1951–9 April 2006

Brief Life History of Ray Dean

When Ray Dean Courtney was born on 26 October 1951, in Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States, his father, William Calvin Courtney, was 28 and his mother, Roletha Maud Davis, was 27. He lived in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States in 2006. He died on 9 April 2006, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Ḩaysān, Yemen.

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William Calvin Courtney
Roletha Maud Davis
Ray Dean Courtney
Alma Louise Courtney

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  • Ray Dean Courtney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ray Dean Courtney - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ray Dean Courtney

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World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.


Age 11

Imam Ahmad dies, succeeded by his son but army officersseize power, set up the Yemen Arab Republic (YAR), sparking civil war between royalists supported by Saudi Arabia and republicans backed by Egypt.

1966 · The Freedom of Information Act

Age 15

Is a federal law that requires that full or partial disclosure of all previously unreleased government documents or information to be given upon request.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Gallo-Roman landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.

Irish: English surname adopted for Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name based on a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Athon de Courtenay, who lived in Courtenay in Loiret in the early 11th century. Renaud de Courtenay held land in Devon in the 12th century, and the family later held the title of Earls of Devon following the marriage of Hugh de Courtenay to Margaret de Bohun, granddaughter of King Edward I, in 1325.

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

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