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Lawrence Franklin McCray
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1865
Sonoma County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1946
Alameda County
California, USA

The 1850 U.S. Census for Mercer Co., MO finds Lawrence's parents and siblings living next door to his father, William's brother, George C. McCray, who is married to Macedonia's sister, Elizabeth Williams.

1870 U.S. Census for Cloverdale, Sonoma Co., CA (21 June):
William H. Mccray M 45y Tenn.;farmer
Macadona Mccray F 49y Virginia
Lafayette Mccray M 21y Missouri
Virginia Mccray F 19y Missouri
Louisa Mccray F 16y Missouri
Cestries Mccray M 15y Missouri
Minerva Mccray F 14y Missouri
Amanda Mccray F 12y Missouri
Orman Mccray M 10y Missouri
Delila Mccray F 8y Missouri
Munroe Mccray M 6y Missouri
Lawrence Mccray M 4y California
George Mccray M 2y California
Katie Mccray F 8m California

Right next to Katie is a listing for Delilah Williams, 69 yrs, b. Virginia. She is Macedonia McCray's mother. Nearby is living Macedonia's sister, Amanda (Williams) Thompson.

William McCray's real property was valued at $4500 and personal property at $1000.

Note: Other records show Lafayette's first name to be William; Virginia's middle name was "Ann"; Louisa m. G.V. Davis of Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA; Amanda m. C.P. Buffett of Los Angeles, CA; Katie is Catherine who m. John Winter.

There were 2 others born in Cloverdale after the 1870 census, Logan and Bertha. In 1900, Bertha is a school teacher, living with her father and other siblings in Cloverdale. She m. Oliver Williams.

See the parents memorials for the links to many of the children. Children not linked are still being researched. It appears that William & Macedonia had 15 children; one, Lawrence Winn McCray, b. 1860 MO died in 1865 before the family departed Missouri.

Lawrence F. McCray m. Estella N. McFarland 12 June 1890 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. They both were 24 yrs. Her parents were James D. C. McFarland and Elmira Hull. (Iowa, Co. Marriages, 1838-1934)

On 14 May 1891 in Osceola, Clarke Co., Iowa, they had a Baby Girl. (Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935)

1900 U.S. Census for Chilicothe Township, Chilicothe city, Livingston Co., Missouri:
L F Mccray M 34 yrs, b. Oct. 1866 California
Wife Stella M Mccray F 34 yrs, b. Oct. 1866 Missouri
Dau Lila B Mccray F 9 yrs, b. 1891 Iowa

They were living on 448 Walnut St. Lawrence was a minister.

1910 U.S. Census for Valley, Polk Co., Iowa:
Lawerence Mccray M 44y California
WIFE Stella Mccray F 44y Missouri
Chester A Powers M 30y Illinois
Whittaker M y United States
Robert Cummings M 48y New York
Marjorie Rigler F 15y Iowa

1920 U.S. Census for San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA:
Loyd F Mccray M 54y California
WIFE Estella Mccray F 54y Missouri

Note Lawrence's name "Loyd" is incorrect....or perhaps he used "Loyd" as a nickname. Census was not viewable.

1930 U.S. Census for Oakland, Alameda Co., CA:
Lawrence F Mccray M 64 California
Wife Estella M Mccray F 63 Missouri

1940 U.S. Census for Oakland, Alameda Co., CA:
Lawrence Mccray M 74 California
Wife Stella Mccray F 73 Missouri

They lived in the same place in 1935. Stella was a manager of a lodging home. They lived on 21st St.
Family links: 
  William Henry McCray (1825 - 1900)
  Macedonia Arcada Williams McCray (1830 - 1897)
  William Lafayette McCray (1848 - 1938)*
  Cestius Florus McCray (1855 - 1931)*
  Minerva Narcissa McCray Shaw (1856 - 1943)*
  Armond Winn McCray (1858 - 1899)*
  Amanda C. McCray Buffett (1858 - 1905)*
  Delilah McCray (1862 - 1902)*
  David Munroe McCray (1863 - 1877)*
  Lawrence Franklin McCray (1865 - 1946)
  Logan McCray (1871 - 1919)*
  Bertha A McCray Williams (1874 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: May 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110540858


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