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Ralph George WRAY

Male 1910 - 1993


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  • Born  6 Jan 1910  Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  4695AF70C1265F4CB559142EA704F5A01C14 
    Died  3 Jan 1993  Richmond,Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I471  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified  9 Apr 2012 

    Father  Robert Marion Monroe WRAY,   b. 4 Aug 1869, Blacksburg, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1925, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Stillette BYARS,   d. 18 Aug 1959, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  CA546CA885FB4E4AA18D44A2611B4496B43F 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Louise DENT 
    Children 
    >1. Gene Raymond WRAY
    >2. Gayle Carolyn WRAY
    Family ID  F1552  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Wray Family
    Wray Family
    Nancy Byars (Wray) and her children. In the back from left to right: Clyde, Earl, Russell, Ralph, Howard, and Victor.

    The three women in the front from left to right are Myrtle, Nancy Byars (Wray), and Hazel.

    This picture was made in the mid 1950's.

    Her sons, Luther and Robert, are missing from the picture. Luther had passed away shortly before the picture was taken.
    Wray Brothers
    Wray Brothers
    This is the Wray brothers in Mt. Airy, North Carolina in 1969 at a reunion.

    Left to Right - Clyde, Ralph, Victor, Howard and Russell
    Wray - Ralph and family
    Wray - Ralph and family
    This picture is of the Ralph Wray family in Mt. Airy, North carolina at a reunion in 1969.

    First Row L to R - Katherine Orange, John "Cary" Orange (has lived in Raleigh since the early 1990's), Karen Wray, Michael Wray (me)
    Second Row - L to R - Gayle Wray Orange, Ralph George Wray, Kenneth Orange, Margaret Dent Wray, Gay Vaden Wray, Gene R. Wray

  • Notes 
    • From: Wray, Michael V. (VDOT) [mailto:Michael.Wray@VDOT.Virginia.gov]
      Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 7:16 AM
      To: David@marshallgenealogy.org
      Subject: Robert Marion Monroe Wray

      David,
      I spoke with my Aunt Gayle Wray Orange last week. She confirmed that the picture was in mid fifties, probably after Luther's funeral. She confirmed the order was Clyde, Earl, Russell, Ralph, Howard and Victor. She said Uncle Luther had a stroke in the 40's and passed in 1955.
      I am attaching a scanned copy of a enlarged photo that was hanging over my grandfathers (Ralph) mantle of his father, Robert Marion Monroe Wray, during the Spanish American War. My Aunt Gayle has a copy of his discharge papers. I think Myrtle had the original. I have the large version of the photo attached now hanging in my living room. I didn?t see it on your page so I thought you might like to have it. I will also get with Gayle as soon as I can to get scanned copy of Victor in the military uniform photo. I'll send more photos as I can get them scanned. I'll keep in touch.


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      From: Wray, Michael V. (VDOT) [mailto:Michael.Wray@VDOT.Virginia.gov]
      Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 7:16 AM
      To: David@marshallgenealogy.org
      Subject: Robert Marion Monroe Wray

      David
      I spoke with my Aunt Gayle Wray Orange last week. She confirmed that the picture was in mid fifties, probably after Luther?s funeral. She confirmed the order was Clyde, Earl, Russell, Ralph, Howard and Victor. She said Uncle Luther had a stroke in the 40'[s and passed in 1955.
      I am attaching a scanned copy of a enlarged photo that was hanging over my grandfathers (Ralph) mantle of his father, Robert Marion Monroe Wray, during the Spanish American War. My Aunt Gayle has a copy of his discharge papers. I think Myrtle had the original. I have the large version of the photo attached now hanging in my living room. I didn't see it on your page so I thought you might like to have it. I will also get with Gayle as soon as I can to get scanned copy of Victor in the military uniform photo. I'll send more photos as I can get them scanned. I'll keep in touch.


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      From: Wray, Michael V. (VDOT) [mailto:Michael.Wray@VDOT.Virginia.gov]
      Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 7:55 AM
      To: David@marshallgenealogy.org
      Subject: Wray - Children

      David,

      I looked at some genealogy information my father was working on back in 2002 before he passed. Here is what he had:

      Wray, Clyde Mack(b. September 29, 1892, d. August 1974)
      Wray, Earl Dean(b. November 27, 1895, d. February 1966)
      Wray, Russell C.(b. July 10, 1899, d. May 5, 1978)
      Wray, Luther L.(b. November 23, 1901, d. May 19, 1955)
      Wray, Robert B.(b. May 30, 1903, d. October 17, 1904) Howard's son and grandson were named Robert
      Wray, Myrtle I.(b. August 18, 1905, d. ?) she was alive and the only survivor when my grandfather passed in 1993 and at the funeral
      Wray, Hazel Aileen(b. March 21, 1908, d. November 29, 1986)
      Wray, Ralph George(b. January 6, 1910, d. January 3, 1993)
      Wray, Howard Monroe(b. December 2, 1913, d. August 12, 1979)
      Wray, Victor Carlin(b. April 16, 1916, d. March 23, 1985)
      The picture I have at the reunion was 1968, it has the five surviving brothers. Clyde (your grandfather), Russell, Ralph, Howard and Victor. Evidently your grandfather Clyde and Earl stayed when their parents went to Richmond around 1912 being they were grown. Russell, Luther and Ralph, being they were children, and the girls went to Richmond. As mentioned before, Howard and Victor were born in Richmond. I haven?t had a chance to scan reunion photo yet but will send when I get a chance.
      Hope this helps,

      Mike


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      Subj: Re: Wray Genealogy
      Date: 7/14/2001 6:27:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time
      From: Gene wray
      To: DMarsh1041


      David, I am the son of Ralph G. Wray whose father was Robert Marion Monroe Wray. I have been struggling with Dad's side of the family myself. I believe you sent my daughter, Karen (Wray) Grady a 3.5" floppy diskette several years ago with information on Robert including the text from some of Nancy's letters to his army superiors before he was sent to Cuba in the Spanish-American War. If you go to "Gene's Home Page" and my family tree maker homepage URL's below, you will find everything I have learned to date about the Wray side of my family. Also, there is a photo of Robert Marion Monroe Wray on a horse when he was in the service.

      My Dad, Ralph George Wray, died on January 3, 1993, three days before his 83rd birthday. All of his siblings have passed away except Myrtle Wray Mckeithan his sister who is approximately 94 or 95 years old. Aunt Myrtle lives with her daughter Katherine Mckeithan Fenton in Alexandria, Virginia.

      I visited your home page and I am very impressed.

      Gene Wray
      Chesterfield, Virginia

      Gene's Home Page <http://members.aol.com/Genewray/index.html>

      Gene Wray's Family Tree Maker Home Page <http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/r/a/Gene-R-Wray/index.html>