Eunice Alexia Ray

23 November 1876–18 July 1972 (Age 95)
Sumter, Sumter, Georgia, United States

The Life of Eunice Alexia

When Eunice Alexia Ray was born on 23 November 1876, in Sumter, Sumter, Georgia, United States, her father, Neill Angus Ray, was 25 and her mother, Annie Eliza Carter, was 19. She married Hiram Washington Graves on 26 June 1901, in Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in District 789, Sumter, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 18 July 1972, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Irondale, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Washington Graves
Eunice Alexia Ray
Marriage: 26 June 1901
Mildred Graves
Annie Elizabeth Graves

Spouse and Children

    Hiram Washington Graves



26 June 1901
Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Neill Angus Ray


    Annie Eliza Carter





    Eufa Lillian Ray


    Ruba Diligence Ray


    Ulric Ray



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 17

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 25

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Unia Ray in household of Neil A Ray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eunice Ray Graves, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Emma A Ray, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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