|Birth: ||May 23, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1915|
Son of John Ray & Elizabeth Elliot.
Married Maria Theresa Martin on Feb.13, 1872 in Walpole Twp., Haldimand, Ontario.
Children: Ruth Effie, Lindey Murray, Elliot Clarence, Lucy Edith, Mabel Florence, & Jessie Emily.
William was a excellent carpenter but chose to work for the Grand Truck Railroad as a stationmaster in Norwich & other towns. 1880 he was transferred to the Englewood station in Chicago.
Sometime after they moved to Valparaiso, William left the Grand Trunk Railroad & became a carpenter, a trade at which he excelled. During the time around 1900 the Soo Canal was being built between Lakes Superior & Huron & he spent several years there building homes in the booming city of Sault Ste. Marie. He later returned to Indiana & built homes in the fast growing area that was to become Gary. When he died in 1915 he was the Attendance Officer for Gary School System.
John Ray (1806 - 1894)
Elizabeth Elliot Ray (1806 - 1876)
Maria Theresa Martin Ray (1848 - 1939)*
Lindey Murray Ray (1874 - 1956)*
Created by: Diana Brown
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
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