Velma Naomi Ray

1 October 1936–4 April 2009 (Age 72)
La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States

The Life of Velma Naomi

When Velma Naomi Ray was born on 1 October 1936, in La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States, her father, Louis L Ray, was 35 and her mother, Allie Mae Dobbins, was 29. She died on 4 April 2009, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Louis L Ray
1901–1997
Allie Mae Dobbins
1907–1977
James Edward Ray
1929–1986
Clyde Ray
Gaynor Ray
1930–1974
Velma Naomi Ray
1936–2009
Helen Ray
1945–1996

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 13

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 20

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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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  • Ms Velma Naomi Ray, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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