Mary Rebecca Ray

November 1898–28 October 1971 (Age 72)
Pebble City, Mitchell, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Rebecca

When Mary Rebecca Ray was born in November 1898, in Pebble City, Mitchell, Georgia, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Ray, was 42 and her mother, Ida Rebecca Cooper, was 24. She married Walter Ernest Gurley in 1919. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 1548, Mitchell, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died on 28 October 1971, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Walter Ernest Gurley
1893–1972
Mary Rebecca Ray
1898–1971
Marriage: 1919
Everett Gurley
1920–
Louie Edward Gurley
Elene Gurley
1924–
Fred Gurley
1929–
Billy Gurley
1932–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1919
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot
    Age 8
    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 20
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Ray or Rey, perhaps a pet form of names beginning in Ray or Rey, especially Raymond .English: nickname from Old French rei ‘king’, denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion, one with the bearing of a king, or referring to the mock king or lord in festive games and pageants, e.g. at Christmas, May Day, or harvest. Compare Roy and King .English: nickname from Middle English ræghe (Old English rǣge) ‘female roe deer’ or in northern England more likely northern Middle English , raa, rae, ray (Old English ) ‘roe deer’, perhaps for a timid person or swift runner. Compare Roe .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Raymond
    Reigh
    Roe
    Raye
    Leray

    Sources (2)

    • Mary Ray in household of Benjamin Ray, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Rebecca Ray in household of Benjamin F Ray, "United States Census, 1910"

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