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William Pelham Ray
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Birth: May 23, 1846
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jan. 15, 1915
Valparaiso
Porter County
Indiana, USA

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ray (1806 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Elliot Ray (1806 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Theresa Martin Ray (1848 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Lindey Murray Ray (1874 - 1956)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hannah Ray Firth (1831 - 1922)*
  William Pelham Ray (1846 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Valparaiso
Porter County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Diana Brown
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24157847
William Pelham Ray
Added by: Diana Brown
 
William Pelham Ray
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- Diana Brown
 Added: Jan. 25, 2008
 
 
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