John Ray (1907 - 1945)

John Ray
1907 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
John Ray was born c. 1907. He died on February 23, 1945 at 38 years of age.
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Tonsberg Old Cemetery 10. 4., in Norway
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Service number: 162911
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 97 Sqdn.

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John Ray passed away on February 23, 1945 at 38 years old. He was buried in Tonsberg Old Cemetery 10. 4., Norway. He was born c. 1907. We are unaware of information about John's family.
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1907 - 1945 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that John Ray was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1914, John was only 7 years old when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1929, John was 22 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1934, John was 27 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1945, in the year of John Ray's passing, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

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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

Other Rays

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
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940

Other Bios

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
c. 1877 - Sep 13, 1940
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