Wiley Jackson Ray

10 September 1880–13 May 1933 (Age 52)
Choctaw, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Wiley Jackson

When Wiley Jackson Ray was born on 10 September 1880, in Choctaw, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Smith Ray, was 48 and his mother, Sussan Ann Crowder, was 41. He married Laney Victoria Snelling on 3 January 1907. He lived in Beat 1, Choctaw, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died on 13 May 1933, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salem Independent Methodist Church Cemetery, Chester, Choctaw, Mississippi, United States.

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Wiley Jackson Ray
Laney Victoria Snelling
Marriage: 3 January 1907

Spouse and Children


    Laney Victoria Snelling


3 January 1907
Choctaw, Miss

Parents and Siblings

    William Smith Ray





    John Levi Ray



    Sarah A Ray


    Nancy Isabell Ray


    James Braxton McCord Ray


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • W J Ray in household of Susan A Ray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wiley Jackson Ray, "Find A Grave Index"

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