Robert Edward Rey

7 June 1931–24 December 2003 (Age 72)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Robert Edward

When Robert Edward Rey was born on 7 June 1931, in Georgia, United States, his father, Charles Joseph Rey, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Caroline Forrest, was 27. He had at least 1 daughter with Frances Cornelia Waller. He died on 24 December 2003, in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Robert Edward Rey
Frances Cornelia Waller
Carol Anne Rey

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    Frances Cornelia Waller




    Carol Anne Rey


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 11

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 19

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and southern French (Occitan): from Spanish and Old French rey ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), which could have been applied any of in numerous ways: it may have denoted someone in the service of a king; it may have been from the title of someone in a brotherhood; or a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.2 English: variant spelling of Ray 1, cognate with 1.3 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with ragin ‘counsel’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Edward Rey in household of Charles Joseph Rey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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