Roy Ramsey

1877–13 November 1947 (Age 70)
Texas, United States

The Life of Roy

When Roy Ramsey was born in 1877, in Texas, United States, his father, James G Ramsey, was 22 and his mother, Mary Jane Howard, was 24. He married Lena Pearl Harrison on 27 October 1935, in Wise, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Panola, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Wise, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1947, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 70.

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Roy Ramsey
Lena Pearl Harrison
Marriage: 27 October 1935

Spouse and Children

27 October 1935
Wise, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Omer Ramsey




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ray Ramsey in household of James G Ramsey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roy Ramsey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Ramsey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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