John Alfred Ray (1889 - 1915)

John Alfred Ray
1889 - 1915
updated February 06, 2019
John Alfred Ray was born c. 1889. He died on March 11, 1915 at age 26.
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Wimereux Communal Cemetery I. D. 23a., in France
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Service number: 9520
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Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

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John Alfred Ray passed away on March 11, 1915 at age 26. He was buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery I. D. 23a., France. He was born c. 1889. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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1889 - 1915 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that John Alfred Ray was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1891, when he was only 2 years old, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1892, at the age of merely 3 years old, John was alive when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1909, by the time he was 20 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1915, in the year of John Alfred Ray's passing, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

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Other John Rays

c. 1889 - Mar 26, 1918
c. 1895 - Oct 26, 1915
Unknown - Jul 15, 1916
c. 1889 - May 3, 1917
c. 1910 - Dec 23, 1941
c. 1901 - Feb 25, 1941
c. 1921 - Jul 6, 1943
Unknown - Oct 24, 1942

Other Rays

Unknown - Oct 24, 1942
c. 1921 - Jul 6, 1943
c. 1901 - Feb 25, 1941
c. 1910 - Dec 23, 1941
c. 1889 - May 3, 1917
Unknown - Jul 15, 1916
c. 1895 - Oct 26, 1915
c. 1889 - Mar 26, 1918
c. 1919 - Nov 3, 1942
c. 1890 - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1902 - Jun 9, 1940
c. 1888 - Sep 1, 1918
c. 1921 - Dec 16, 1942
c. 1902 - Nov 7, 1943
c. 1898 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1940
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940
Unknown - Apr 17, 1943

Other Bios

Unknown - Oct 24, 1942
c. 1921 - Jul 6, 1943
c. 1901 - Feb 25, 1941
c. 1910 - Dec 23, 1941
c. 1889 - May 3, 1917
Unknown - Jul 15, 1916
c. 1895 - Oct 26, 1915
c. 1889 - Mar 26, 1918
c. 1919 - Nov 3, 1942
c. 1890 - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1892 - Feb 20, 1917
c. 1902 - Jun 9, 1940
c. 1888 - Sep 1, 1918
c. 1921 - Dec 16, 1942
c. 1902 - Nov 7, 1943
c. 1898 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1940
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940
Unknown - Apr 17, 1943
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