Person:Horace Ray (1)

  1. Horace Edgar Ray1871 - 1950
m. 20 Jun 1894
  1. Margaret Elizabeth Ray1896 -
  2. Thomas Franklin Ray1896 - bef 1900
  3. Katherine Louise Ray1905 - 1982
Facts and Events
Name Horace Edgar Ray
Gender Male
Birth[1][6] 17 May 1871 Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States
Marriage 20 Jun 1894 Douglas, Kansas, United Statesto Harriet Gray Boulware
Census[5] 1 Jun 1900 Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Census[4] 15 Apr 1910 San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
Death[1] 31 May 1950 Los Angeles, California, United States

His granddaughter thinks that he was born in the south, possibly Virginia, and was raised on a plantation. He was an executive for Santa Fe Railroad.

In 1900, he was living in Topeka, Kansas, with wife Hariet (age 29, b May 1871), daughter Margaret (4, b Jan 1896), and mother Hariet (61, b Mar 1839). They are listed as married 6 years, 2 children, 1 living. His mother is shown as married 31 years, mother of 1 child, 1 living. He and his parents were born in West Virginia. His wife and her parents were born in Virginia. His daughter was born in Kansas. His(?) mother was born in Virginia, her father in Pennsylvania, her mother in Virginia. He is a railroad clerk, and he rents his house. (S5)

In 1910, he was living at 635 Sixth St, San Bernardino, CA, with wife Harriet (age 38), and daughters Margaret (14) and Katherine (5). He was a book keeper for a railroad office. They had a 28-year old single male lodger named Chester F. Wood, who was a stock clerk in the railroad office. They are shown 14 years married, mother of 4 children, 2 living. He and his parents were born in West Virginia. His wife and her parents were born in Virginia. His daughters were both born in Kansas. The lodger is from Illinois. (S4)

In 1920, he was living at 510 Topeka Ave, Topeka, KS, age 48, with his wife "Hallie" (age 49), daughter Margaret E. (23), daughter Katherine L. (14), and widowed mother-in-law Harriet B. (82). He is listed as a general store keeper for "Santa F??" (perhaps "Santa Fee"?). He and his parents were born in West Virginia. His wife and her parents were born in Virginia. His daughters were both born in Kansas. (S3)

In 1925, at age 54, he, his wife "Harriet E." (age 48), and his younger daughter Katherine, made a trip to Hawaii, and are documented on their re-entry to the country. Their residence is listed as 621 10th St., Topeka, KS. Horace is shown born May 18, 1871, in Shepherdstown, WV. His wife is shown born May 1st 1877, Caroline Co., VA. His daughter is shown born Feb 10 1905 in Topeka, KS. The ship was the SS Sierra, departing Honolulu on 8 Sept and arriving San Francisco on 15 Sept 1925.

In 1930, living on his own in Topeka, Kansas, working as chief clerk for a railroad. (S2)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGBM-BNJ : 26 November 2014), Horace Edgar Ray, 31 May 1950; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

    extract: "Horace Edgar Ray, b. 5/17/1871 West Virginia, mother maiden: Warner, father last name: Ray, sex: M, d. 5/31/1950 in Los Angeles Co., age 79."

  2.   Shawnee, Kansas, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T626), Kansas, Shawnee Co, City of Topeka, Fourth Ward, ED 89-28. Line 45, p. 157, 5 May 1930.

    "Ray, Horace E., lodger, male, white, age 58, married at age 21, no college, can read/write, born in WV, father born in MO, mother born in WV, mother tongue code: 75, speaks English, chief clerk in railroad, occ code 7X77/W, employed, not a veteran."

  3.   Shawnee, Kansas, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625), Kansas, Shawnee Co, City of Topeka, Fourth Ward, ED 171. Lines 63-67 show Horace E. Ray family living at 510 Topeka Ave., 7 Jan 1920.
  4. San Bernardino, California, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule: Thirteenth Census of the United States, NARA Microfilm Publication T624. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), Roll 94, San Bernardino Ward 5, San Bernardino, California, United States, ED 122, Sheet 12B, Family 328, Lines 67-71, 21 Apr 1910.
  5. Shawnee, Kansas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623), Roll, 500, Precinct 4 Topeka city Ward 4, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, ED 161, Sheet 12A, Family 288, Lines 11-14, 14 Jun 1900.
  6. California, United States. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957. (Washington, D.C.), 15 Sep 1925.

    List of United States Citizens, SS Sierra, departing Honolulu, T.H., 8 Sept 1925, arriving port of San Francisco, 15 Sept 1925, lines 25-27.