Iva P Ray

11 July 1895–29 July 1985 (Age 90)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Iva P

Iva P Ray was born on 11 July 1895, in Kentucky, United States. She married William Bucie Harding on 10 October 1911, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Calloway, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Weakley, Tennessee, United States in 1930. She died on 29 July 1985, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lynnville, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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William Bucie Harding
Iva P Ray
Marriage: 10 October 1911
Owen Cortez Harding

Spouse and Children

10 October 1911
Henry, Tennessee, United States


    Owen Cortez Harding


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 5

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Iva P Harding in household of William B Harding, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Iva P Harding in household of William B Harding, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Iva P. Ray, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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