Bible submitted in 1985 by Dorothy M. Doty Pearson 2901 – 26th Street W. Apt 308, Bradenton, FL 33505
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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,
INSTITUTED IN THE YEAR MDCCCXVI
Mary Ray was married
Lizzie Ray was married Mrch 24, 1892 at p.m.
Artie M. Ray was
L. D. Ray and Susan
Jane Parker was married
Solmon L. Ray father
of L. D. Ray was born
Elizabeth Clark Ray his mother name
L. D. Ray was bornd
Susan Jane Ray was born March the 22nd, 1836 near Charleston, Illinois
Anta Ray was bornd
Mary Elen Ray was bornd August the 1, 1860
Melisa Ray was bornd April the 27th, 1863
Elizabeth Ray was born April the 4th, 1865
Sarah Ray was bornd June the 16th, 1867
Anta Ray was bornd April 10 (no year listed)
(Lanette) Ray was born June the 4th 1869
Albert Ray was born
Tot Ray was born
Audrey Ray was born July 27th, 1877
Melissa Ray died August 14 on Thursday morning, ten minutes after 1879.
Tot Ray died November 2d eleven o’clock a.m. 1888
Sara Ray died May 7th 1:45 p.m. 1895
Susan Jane ray died at 4:10 a.m. August 14th, 1896
Mary Ellen Ray (nee)
Artie Todd died at 8
L. D. Ray died at
Albert Ray died
Easter Sunday 5:10 a.m.
Elizabeth Ray (nee) Travis
passed away at 5:15 a.m.
Florence Ray, borned
Johnie Ray, born
Clara E. (Jones)
Leonard Jones –
Clementine Jones –
Sarah (Jones) Stoner
John P. Jones –
Date (Octo)ber 30, 1940
Mrs. Elizabeth Ray Faris, widely known Coles county resident making her home her in Charleston since the death of her husband, Charles H. Faris in 1931, died at her home at 402 Madison street 5:15 o’clock this (Monday) morning following an illness from complications since August of 1939.
The remains were removed to the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home from where funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with the Reverend Walter F. Day officiating. Burial will be in Mound cemetery.
Faris was born on a farm 3 ˝ miles west of Charleston on
Surviving Mrs. Faris in addition to her sister, Miss Ray are several nieces including Mrs. Carter Stoner and Miss Leah Todd.
an old pioneer passes away at lerna saturday
Asahel J. Todd of Lerna, died Saturday morning. He was a native
years and then moved to Lerna.
He married Miss Artie Ray, a daughter of Mr. L. D. Ray.
The funeral was held Sunday.
A. J. Todd was about sixty years old at the time of his death.
They had two children – A. J. and a girl, Leah. The boy died some
years ago. Leah is six years old.
The estate is worth perhaps $49,000.
unspecified – article dated
SUNDAY FUNERAL FOR VETERAN OF THE MEXICAN WAR
The funeral services for L. D. Ray, the Mexican war veteran, will be held at the family home, 402 Madison street, at Sunday morning with Rev. G. W. Flagge, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. The burial will be made in Mound Cemetery.
L. D. Ray, born
in Burnsville, N.C.
In the dark days of 1846 when the United States was engaged in war with Mexico, Mr. Ray enlisted in the service of the Stars and Stripes and was in actual service in the republic south of the international border. He passed around Cape Horne and entered that country by the Isthmus of Panama. After the Mexicans had been given a series of defeats and acknowledge that the United States was the greater power, Mr. Ray returned to this country and made Coles County his home, purchasing a farm three and a half miles west of Charleston where he followed farming for many years. He retired 25 years ago when he moved to Charleston, and built the residence at Fourth and Madison streets.
Mr. Ray was an active man for many years. He made five trips to California, the first trip in 1850 when he drove an ox team through the Golden state. The return trip was made on mule back. He sailed around Cape Horn, a dangerous trip in the early days, and came home by way of the Atlantic to New York and then to Illinois. For the past six years he had been blind and he often remarked in the last year that if he had not been afflicted with the loss of his sight he would again take the trip to see the present Panama Canal.
When the Civil War broke out Mr. Ray was asked to take issue with the soldiers of the north. While his sympathies and well wishes were with the cause of Lincoln, yet he would not enlist because he had brothers who were in the service of the Confederate Army and he stated he did not want to fight his brothers. One brother was killed on the southern battlefields, and another lost his life under the Mexican sun in a battle while he was fighting under Uncle Sam’s colors.
In politics Mr. Ray was affiliated with the Democratic Party and was always greatly pleased when the principles of his party were endorsed by the voters of his community or the country. He was a man always to be found on the side of right, and was highly respected as a neighbor and citizens. His home life was ideal and he always wanted his family to enjoy life to the utmost.
Death called this good man and veteran very silently at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, following an attack of heart trouble.