Willie Ann Wray

Brief Life History of Willie Ann

When Willie Ann Wray was born on 9 February 1878, in Missouri, United States, her father, William John Wray, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Jane Hutchings, was 25. She died on 15 August 1879, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

William John Wray
1851–1916
Eliza Jane Hutchings
1852–1933
Willie Ann Wray
1878–1879
Maria Combs Wray Hiser
1880–1969
James Henry Wray
1883–1981
Frances Honora Wray
1886–
Cornelius Oliver Wray
1889–1973

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    Name Meaning

    English (northern):

    from Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook, corner of land’, a topographic name for someone who lived at or by a nook, corner of land, or isolated place, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wray in Tunstall (Lancashire), Wrea in Kirkham (Lancashire), and High and Low Wreah in Hensingham (Cumberland). The name was taken to Ulster by a Yorkshire family in the reign of Elizabeth I, and was used interchangeably in the counties of Derry and Donegal with Raw, Ray, Rea, and occasionally McRae .

    common post-medieval spelling of Ray , Rae , or Ree .

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

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