Raye Adelle Perry

22 December 1931–28 February 1996 (Age 64)
El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States

The Life of Raye Adelle

When Raye Adelle Perry was born on 22 December 1931, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, her father, Ernest Ray Perry, was 29 and her mother, Afton Adelle Dean, was 16. She had at least 1 daughter with Arthur William Crites. She died on 28 February 1996, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Arthur William Crites
Raye Adelle Perry
Brenda Raye Crites

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    Afton Adelle Dean




World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 9

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Raye A Perry, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Ray Adelle Perry, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Raye Adelle Perry Crites, "Find A Grave Index"

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