Ethel May Ray

1880–1957 (Age 77)
Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Ethel May

When Ethel May Ray was born in 1880, in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Thomas Ray, was 160 and her mother, Mary A Sherwood, was 156. She married George Ewen John McDonald in 1923, in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1957, in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Ewen John McDonald
1878–1960
Ethel May Ray
1880–1957
Marriage: 1923
Jack Angus McDonald
1925–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1923
Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ray

    Male1720–Male

    Mary A Sherwood

    Female1724–1862Female

siblings

(7)

    Rebecca Ray

    Female1744–Female

    George W Ray

    Male1863–Male

    Male1869–1951Male

    Eda Ray

    Female1872–Female

    Angilena Ray

    Female1874–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 12

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 21

First Federal election.
1901

Age 21

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

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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