Bobby Copeland Ray

16 April 1931–28 June 1996 (Age 65)
Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bobby Copeland

When Bobby Copeland Ray was born on 16 April 1931, in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Frank Ray, was 36 and his mother, Georgia Morris, was 30. He married Betty Jo Dunn on 15 October 1955, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 1, Wayne, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 28 June 1996, in Collinwood, Wayne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Memorial Gardens, Collinwood, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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Bobby Copeland Ray
Betty Jo Dunn
Marriage: 15 October 1955

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15 October 1955
Wayne, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 11

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 18

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bobby Ray in household of Frank F Ray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bobby Copeland Ray, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Bobby Copeland Ray, "Find A Grave Index"

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