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John W. Ray  was born May 11, 1858 in New Boston, Baker Township Linn Co. Mo.and died February 14, 1901 in New Boston,Baker Township Linn Co. Mo.. He married Melvina Frances Davis  December 20, 1899 in New Boston, Baker Twp. Linn County Mo., daughter of Hanover Tinsley Davis and Ada Josephine Swink. She was born July 01, 1876 in Liberty Twp Macon Co. Missouri , and died September 13, 1934 in Olympia, Washington..



Bucklin Herald

Bucklin, Missouri


Feb. 14, 1901

Page 4 col 3

Hybrid Items

Uncle Will Ray, of near New Boston, was in Hybrid Sunday to visit his son John.

Walter Ray was in Hybrid Thursday to see his brother, John who is in rather critical condition at present.


Feb 22, 1901

Page 4 col 2

Hybrid Items

J. W. Ray, who had been sick for a long time, died last Thursday morning at 2 o'clock, age 42 years. He was a good citizen and neighbor. A wife and bright little babe 5 months old survive him, who have the sympathy of the entire community. The remains were interred at Pleasant Grove Friday.


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Notes for Melvina Frances Davis:


Linn Co. Marriage records on microfilm FHL

Marriage license State of Missouri County of Linn

Thomas Maxwell of Linneus Linn Co. Mo.

Mrs. Fannie Ray of Hybrid Mo.

Feb. 9 1903




MAXWELL, Fanny M. 13 Sep 1934 age 58




Death Reg. for Fanny Maxwel

Washington Bureau of Vital Statistics State file # 132

Name -Fanny M. Maxwell- female ,white ,divorced

Place of Death- St Peters Hospital

Residence Route 2 ,Olympia ,

Husband -T. E. Maxwell

Date of birth July 1 1876

Age at death 58 yrs 2mon 12 days

Occupation -At home ,Housekeeper

Place of birth -Missouri

Name of Father -H.T. Davis b. Missouri

Name of mother -Josephine Swink-b. Missouri

Informant Mrs. Arta Reynolds Route 2 Olympia Wa.

Date of Death Sept 13 1934

Cause of death-Cerebal Apoplexy (Stroke)

Contributing Cause- Arterio Scerosis for several years



Child of John W. Ray and Melvina Frances Davis is:


1. Otis Leonard Ray, born September 14, 1900 in Missouri; died February 06, 1965 in Stevenson, Skamania, WA.




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