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Rayfield Cavenaugh
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1888
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul., 1981
Beaver County
Pennsylvania, USA

Ray was the son of James and Pearl Mayo Cavenaugh. His mother married several times, and he had several half-siblings.

He grew up in Pennsylvania, and spent most of his adult life in Pittsburgh. He worked as a laborer, brakeman on the railroad, salesman and cabbie. Ray was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was married to a woman named Mary, and they had a child, Doris in 1915. By 1930 they had broken up, and Ray is seen on the Federal Census for that year living with his mother, stepfather and half brother.

Rayfield was a personable, quiet, considerate man. He married Dorothy Elizabeth Smith Wright~~the exact year is unknown. They both lived together in a home they built and named "Rayhaven" in the hills of Clinton, Pennsylvania. By the end of the 1960s they even installed running water!

Dot and Ray were devoted to each other, and found happiness together. The many loving birthday and Valentine's Day cards Ray gave Dot {which she saved} attest to his affections. They lived a true love story.

Ray died 11 years before Dot, and she moved to Wisconsin to be close to her daughter, Marilyn. After Dot died, she and Rayfield were finally reunited and repose together near the Wisconsin bluffs and the Mississippi River. 
Family links: 
  Pearl R. Mayo Oliver (1865 - 1942)
  Dorothy Elizabeth Smith Wright-Cavenaugh (1904 - 1992)
City of Buffalo Cemetery
Buffalo City
Buffalo County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Git 'Er Dug
Originally Created by: Tom Mauer
Record added: Jul 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93479082
Rayfield Cavenaugh
Added by: Tom Mauer
Rayfield Cavenaugh
Added by: Git 'Er Dug
Rayfield Cavenaugh
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 Added: Oct. 3, 2013
Rest well, Ray.
- Git 'Er Dug
 Added: Sep. 11, 2012

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