Della Orleva Ray

25 February 1874–10 April 1964 (Age 90)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Della Orleva

When Della Orleva Ray was born on 25 February 1874, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Edwin Ray, was 26 and her mother, Miranda Jane Gardner, was 21. She lived in Liberty Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 10 April 1964, in La Fontaine, Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in La Fontaine, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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John Edwin Ray
Miranda Jane Gardner
Gertrude Ray
Della Orleva Ray
Burl Ray

Parents and Siblings

    John Edwin Ray


    Miranda Jane Gardner




    Gertrude Ray




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Della Ray in household of John E Ray, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Della Ray in household of John E Ray, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Della Ray, "Find A Grave Index"

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