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Susan Australia "Susan" Keefer Ray
Birth: Jul. 15, 1877
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1954
Three Oaks
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

My maternal great-grandmother--my mother's father's mother. Married to Charles Orlando Ray in 1896 in Clyde, OH. Mother of Alexander and Victor Ray (Victor died at 18 months). The family story is that she left him because he wouldn't let her keep her "hen money" and was abusive to her. She evidently went to Three Oaks, MI to live with a female friend. No record of divorce. Kiefer in our family records, also spelled Keefer. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Keefer (1840 - 1934)
  Susan Australia Kidwell Keefer (1853 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Orlando Ray (1872 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Victor Ray*
  Alexander Ray (1901 - 1959)*
  Baby Ray (1909 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Keefer Goodenough (1872 - 1962)*
  Susan Australia Keefer Ray (1877 - 1954)
  Charlotte J Keefer Roundy (1879 - 1968)*
  Orie A. Keefer (1882 - 1973)*
  Ernest Lester Keefer (1888 - 1912)*
  Oliver A. Keefer (1891 - 1919)*
  Ray Keefer (1897 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Galien Township Cemetery
Galien
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Row 42, Lot 497
 
Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89149920
Susan Australia Susan <i>Keefer</i> Ray
Added by: William Brackett
 
Susan Australia Susan <i>Keefer</i> Ray
Cemetery Photo
Added by: William Scholtes
 
 
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In memory of my great-grandmother Susan Australia Keifer, and in honor of her courage and strength
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Apr. 26, 2012
 
This page is sponsored by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey

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