James Wilford Ray, Sr.

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James Wilford Ray, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Place of Burial: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alexander Ray and Elizabeth Ray Prisbrey
Husband of Maria Helena Ray; Elsie Margaret Ray and Elsie Margaret Ray
Father of Marion Ray; John Alexander Ray and Marguerite Thomas
Half brother of Myron William Prisby; Myron William Prisbrey and Lydia Prisbrey

Managed by: Claudia Ann Ramlow
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About James Wilford Ray, Sr.

James Wilford Ray and Elsie Margaret Mortensen were married January 28, 1882, in St. George, Washington, Utah. They were the parents of 12 children. James Wilford Ray and Maria Helena Mortensen were married Dec 3, 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah. They were the parents of 11 children. Elsie Margaret Mortensen and Marian Helena Mortensen were sisters.

DIED: Certificate of Death: Arizona State Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics State No. 239, County Registered No. 9884 - filed 18 November 1920, Local Registrar's No. 9549; name: James Wilford Ray born August 19, 1861, Salt Lake City, Utah; Male; White; Married; Farmer; died October 28, 1920, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; St. Josephs Hospital at 2 p.m. from infected gall bladder operation; age 59 yrs. 2 months, 9 days; father: John Alexander Ray born Carroll County, Mississippi; mother: Eliza Tibbitts born England; informant: Marion Ray of Gilbert RFD Arizona; buried October 30, 1920, in the Mesa Cemetery

FUNERAL PROGRAM: James Wilford Ray: He was a member of the Chandler Ward at his death. The funeral was held in the Chandler chapel. Conducted: Bishop Henry L. Peterson; Opening Hymn "O My Father" sung by the Congregation; Prayer: Brother Seymore Allen of the Gilbert Ward; Song "I'll Not Forget You When I am Gone" by Alma Mortensen and son Earl; Funeral Address: Andrus Mortensen; Song "Unanswered Yet" by Congregation: Benediction: Brother Arnold Huber of the Mesa First Ward; Dedication of the Grave by John T. Butler. James Wilford Ray buried October 30, 1920.

Parents:

 

John Alexander Ray (1817 - 1862)

 

Elizabeth Tibbitts Ray Prisbrey (1836 - 1888)


Spouses:

 

Elsie Margaret Mortensen Ray (1864 - 1918)

 

Maria Helena Mortensen Ray (1867 - 1946)


Children:

 

James Wilford Ray (1885 - 1919)

 

Marion Ray (1886 - 1978)

 

Edna Ray Sadler (1887 - 1922)

 

John Alexander Ray (1888 - 1952)

 

Chloe Ray Brent (1888 - 1978)

 

Ada Ray Wall (1891 - 1977)

 

Della Ray Webb (1891 - 1969)

 

Sims Flood Ray (1893 - 1965)

 

Ellen Ray (1894 - 1894)

 

Joseph F Ray (1894 - 1979)

 

Milo Eugene Ray (1895 - 1989)

 

William Martin Ray (1898 - 1978)

 

Dorothy Ray (1898 - 1899)

 

May Eliza Ray (1900 - 1902)

 

Ferneth Evelyn Ray Willis (1900 - 1991)

 

Elsie Ray Willis (1902 - 1986)

 

Rosalia Ray Stucki (1902 - 1972)

 

Clifton Ray (1904 - 1904)

 

Lona Pearl Ray (1905 - 1905)

 

Marguerite Ray Thomas (1907 - 1991)

 

Nellie Ray Toone (1908 - 1984)

 

Waldo M Ray (1909 - 1993)

 

Milton Wardlow Ray (1910 - 2000)


Siblings:

 

Ellen Barton Ray Matheny Vickers (1839 - 1920)

 

Martha Jane Ray Matheny (1842 - 1890)

 

Hester Elizabeth Ray Damron (1844 - 1924)

 

Mary Virginia Ray Holbrook (1846 - 1910)

 

William Alexander Ray (1848 - 1906)

 

Joseph E. Ray (1851 - 1925)

 

Melissa Hayes Ray Smith (1855 - 1914)

 

Milton Sevier Ray (1856 - 1911)

 

Simeon Noble Ray (1858 - 1913)

 

John Alexander Ray (1858 - 1864)

 

Anna Wingo Ray (1860 - 1861)

 

James Wilford Ray (1861 - 1920)

 

Elenor Ray Ray Reese (1862 - 1903)


Inscription: "Father"

Maintained by: MJR Foote

Originally Created by: Frank Elsberry

Record added: Feb 05, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 65210801

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James Wilford Ray, Sr.'s Timeline

1861
August 19, 1861
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1880
1880
Age 18
Moen Coffy, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
1886
May 15, 1886
Age 24
St Joseph, Apache, Arizona, United States
1889
1889
Age 27
Mexico
1907
April 12, 1907
Age 45
Colonia Morelos, Sonora, Mexico
1920
October 28, 1920
Age 59
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
1920
Age 58
Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona