John Ray (1883 - 1941)

John Ray
1883 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
John Ray was born c. 1883. He died on March 18, 1941 at age 58.
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John Ray died on March 18, 1941 at age 58. He was buried in Portsmouth County Borough, Civilian War Dead. He was born c. 1883. There is no information about John's family.
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In 1883, in the year that John Ray was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1901, John was 18 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1919, he was 36 years old when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1927, at the age of 44 years old, John was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1941, in the year of John Ray's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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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
c. 1889 - Mar 11, 1915
c. 1907 - Feb 23, 1945

Other Rays

c. 1907 - Feb 23, 1945
c. 1889 - Mar 11, 1915
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

Other Bios

c. 1907 - Feb 23, 1945
c. 1889 - Mar 11, 1915
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
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