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Sarah Ellen Ray Kirby
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1883
Emery
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1950
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of Edward & Effa Cherry Ray, wife of Chester Arthur Kirby, Married January 1908

Freeport Journal Standard, July 5, 1950 Page 18
Mrs. Chester A. Kirby
Forreston, Ill., July 5, -- Mrs. Chester A. Kirby, 66, of Forreston died at 1 a.m. today in Freeport hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been in ill health for several years after a fall in which her hip was fractured.
The former Sarah Ray was born Nov. 23, 1883, in Emery, Ill. Her marriage to Chester Kirby took place in January, 1908. The couple had spent about 20 years in Forreston. Mrs. Kirby belonged to the Evangelical United Brethren church here.
Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Frantz of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Lola Seaver of Forreston; one son John of Lansing, Ill.; five grandchildren and 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral arrangements are being completed at the DeGraff funeral home, Forreston. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Ray (1845 - 1917)
  Effa Cherry Ray (1850 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Chester Arthur Kirby (1884 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  John W. Kirby (1910 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Ray Peck Butler (1870 - 1966)*
  Elizabeth Ray Merret (1873 - 1958)*
  Eva Ray Collins (1875 - 1955)*
  Willis R Ray (1879 - 1961)*
  Sarah Ellen Ray Kirby (1883 - 1950)
  Frank Ray (1886 - 1967)*
  Roy Ray (1888 - 1918)*
  Ruth Ray Collie (1897 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Grove Cemetery
Forreston
Ogle County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Aug 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7741244
Sarah Ellen <i>Ray</i> Kirby
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Sarah Ellen <i>Ray</i> Kirby
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