William Ray Van Noy

17 March 1892–28 November 1962 (Age 70)
Riverdale, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Van Noy was born on 17 March 1892, in Riverdale, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, William Thomas Van Noy, was 65 and his mother, Katherine Josephine Bagley, was 21. He married Caroline Christensen on 29 March 1916, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910 and Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 28 November 1962, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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William Ray Van Noy
Caroline Christensen
Marriage: 29 March 1916
Fawn Van Noy
Spencer Ray Van Noy
Lynn Christensen Van Noy
Carol Colleen Van Noy

Spouse and Children

29 March 1916
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1895 · Bountiful Shrinks in Size

Age 3

During November, both the cities of Woods Cross and West Bountiful voted to separate from the main city of Bountiful. This caused the cities' land area to decrease by nearly ten and a half square miles.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Ray Van Noy, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • W Ray Van Noy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Van Noy, "United States Census, 1940"

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