Edwin Ray Conaway was born April 12, 1888 and was the fourth child of Edwin Price Conaway and Sarah Lucinda (George) Conaway.
He was a Potter by trade. He and his brother, Wayne, were often referred to as Ceramic Engineers even though neither had a college degree in this field. They learned their skills for their famous glaze recipes from experiments they conducted on the job.
Ray was actually born into the Pottery business. His grandfather, James, owned and operated a small pottery on his property and it was here that Ray and Wayne learned to putter around with clay.
Ray's love for pottery and working with clay made him seek a career in the business. For many years, Ray owned the title of "the fastest jigger" in the trade in the category of hand-turned ware.
Ray had a talent for inventing gadgets. He devised and built a small machine from which he could hand-turn small trinkets. He used this machine at the Crooksville Pottery Festival just a year before he passed away.
On Nov. 5, 1908, Ray married Flossie Pearl Woodward, daughter of Oscar and Flora Beatrice (Humphrey) Woodward of Rose Farm, OH.
He and Flossie had four daughters: Eva, Bea, Martha and Amy.
He died on May 22, 1969 and is buried next to his wife in the Iliff Cemetery near Crooksville, OH.
Edwin Price Conaway (1848 - 1931)
Sarah Lucinda (Larinda) George Conaway (1856 - 1917)
Flossie P. (Woodward) Conaway (1891 - 1978)*
Eva Ethelina (Conaway) Bateson (1909 - 1990)*
Beatrice Hope (Conaway) Coy (1911 - 1993)*
Amy Genevieve Conaway Babcock (1915 - 2005)*
Martha Frances (Conaway) Lewis (1917 - 2006)*
Created by: Martin Coy
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30734713
You were a wonderful man, Grandpa. Rest in Peace. Marty|
Added: Oct. 21, 2008