Waterloo Region Generations
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David Young Ray

David Young Ray

Male 1873 - 1946  (72 years)

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  • Name David Young Ray 
    Born 20 Nov 1873  Whitevale, Durham, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Business Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Allen & Ray - Furnishings and Undertaking 
    Galt-Allen&Ray-Furniture&Undertaking-CambridgeArchives.tif
    Galt-Allen&Ray-Furniture&Undertaking-CambridgeArchives.tif
    From City of Cambridge Archives
    Elected Office Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    alderman - Galt 
    Residence 1881  Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wool Spinner 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Grocery Clerk 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant, Groceries 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1914  [6
    undertaker - funeral director 
    Residence 1946  225 Water St. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-62371 
    Died 10 Feb 1946  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Arteriosclerosis (1 year) - Coronary Thrombosis (1 month) 
    Buried 13 Feb 1946  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I62371  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father James Gill Ray,   b. 17 May 1845, Invenurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1929, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Isabella Anderson,   b. 7 Sep 1845, Leslie, , Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1931, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F16752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Lily "Lily" Morrish,   b. 16 Jul 1873, Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1909, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1896  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Claudia Isabella Ray,   b. 17 Jul 1898, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 41 years)
     2. Edwin Harold "Harold" Ray,   b. 1 Jun 1902, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 70 years)
     3. Mary Helen "Helen" Ray,   b. 7 Aug 1904, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F16290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Abra,   b. 20 Jan 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1944, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1912  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F50340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • D. Y. Ray, prominent businessman of Galt for many years, died at his home, 225 Water street north, last night following seven months' illness. Mr. Ray had lived in Galt since he was four years of age, coming here 68 years go with his parents, James G. and Isabella Ray, from Whitevale, Ont., where he was born. As a young man, Mr. Ray learned the grocery business and operated his own store for a number of years. He then formed a partnership with William Allan [sic] and, under the name of Allan and Ray, they carried on a furniture and undertaking business here for 16 years. After selling this business, Mr. Ray was proprietor of a grocery business on Water street north until ill health forced him to retire a few months ago. The deceased was an active member of South Water Street Baptist church, and was on the board of managers and trustees, and church treasurer for many years. He had also served as an alderman of this city and was past president of the Galt Businessmen's association. Twice married, Mr. Ray was predeceased by his first wife, Lily Morrish, in 1909, and by his second wife, the former Mary Abra, in 1944. Surviving are one daughter, Helen, of London; one son, Harold, of Galt; three brothers, V. A. Ray, Salford, J. A. and L. M. Ray, both of Galt; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Parker, Galt, and Mrs. E. W. Johnson, Beaverton, and five grandchildren. One daughter Claudia, Mrs. A. E. Hunt, predeceased him in 1940. The late Mr. Ray is resting at the residence, 225 Water Street north, until Wednesday morning. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock in the T. Little and Son Ltd., funeral home. Interment will be in Mount View cemetery.

      Galt Evening Reporter, February 11, 1946

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 page 8.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 15.

    3. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 13.

    4. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:David Ray
      Date of Birth:20 Nov 1873
      Gender:Male
      Birth Place:Ontario, Ontario, Canada
      Father's name:James Ray
      Mother's name:Isabella Anderson

    5. [S566] Census - ON, Wentworth, Beverly - 1881.

    6. [S2334] Board of Examiners Embalmers and Undertakers Licenses from 1914.
      Ray, D. Y., Galt
      1914 Certificate
      1915-1921
      1922 at 20 Ainslie St.
      1923-1924 at 7 Water St.
      submitted by Marion Roes 2015

    7. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 006468 (1946).
      Name:David Young Ray Gender:Male Age:72 Birth Date:20 Nov 1873 Birth Place:Ontario Death Date:10 Feb 1946 Death Place:Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:James Ray Mother:Isabella Ray Spouse:Mary Abra Certificate Number:006468

    8. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      [F] Mary A Abra/ 1874-1944/ wife of/ David Y. RAY/ 1873-1946 [footstones except [B] all buried, July 2014]

    9. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 012678 (1896).
      Name:David R Ray Age:22 Birth Year:abt 1874 Birth Place:Wihtevale, Ontario Marriage Date:11 Mar 1896 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:James G Ray Mother:Isabella Ray Spouse:S Lillie Morrish

    10. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:David Young Ray Age:38 Birth Year:abt 1874 Birth Place:Whitewate, Ontario Marriage Date:12 Jun 1912 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:James Gill Ray Mother:Isabella Anderson Spouse:Mary Ann Abra

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Allen & Ray - Furnishings and Undertaking - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - alderman - Galt - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wool Spinner - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Mar 1896 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocery Clerk - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant, Groceries - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jun 1912 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1946 - 225 Water St. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Arteriosclerosis (1 year) - Coronary Thrombosis (1 month) - 10 Feb 1946 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Feb 1946 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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