William Ray Ramsey

26 May 1929–9 January 2006 (Age 76)
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Ramsey was born on 26 May 1929, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, his father, William Benjamin Ramsey, was 45 and his mother, Lucina Sessions Freestone, was 25. He lived in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 9 January 2006, in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benjamin Ramsey
1883–1958
Lucina Sessions Freestone
1903–1979
Rulon F Tolman Ramsey
1920–1998
Donald William Ramsey
1925–1925
Robert Andrew Ramsey
1927–2009
William Ray Ramsey
1929–2006
Lloyd Richard Ramsey
1939–2018

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 3

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1950

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

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

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Story Highlight

Poem written by Lucina Freestone Ramsey for her four sons.

My Four Sons To press my lips Upon a fair cheek or a brown (brow?) of my four sons. So long I have stooped down, But suddenly today to my surprise I find that I must lift my toes, To meet their eye …

Sources (3)

  • William Ray Ramsey in household of Lucina Freestone Ramsey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Ray Ramsey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Ray Ramsey in household of Lucina Freestone Ramsey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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