Robert King Chuck Ray

July 1848–1 March 1936 (Age 87)
Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert King Chuck

When Robert King Chuck Ray was born in July 1848, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, his father, A. Septimus Ray, was 48 and his mother, Millicent Emily Alexander, was 43. He married Elizabeth Hart on 25 December 1867, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 7, Henry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 2, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 1 March 1936, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert King Chuck Ray
Elizabeth Hart
Marriage: 25 December 1867
George Washington Ray
Joseph William Ray
Millie Lou Ray
Oscar Halloce Ray
Thetus Ray
James Silas Ray
Fonnie Franklin Ray

Spouse and Children

25 December 1867
Henry, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 24

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • R K Ray in household of Fannie F Ray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • R K Ray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R K Ray, "United States Census, 1870"

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