John William Ray (1889 - 1918)

John William Ray
1889 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
John William Ray was born c. 1889. He died on March 26, 1918 at 29 years of age.
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Assevillers New British Cemetery Misery Chateau German Cem. Mem. 5., in France
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Service number: 302249
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/8th Bn.

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John William Ray died on March 26, 1918 at 29 years old. He was buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery Misery Chateau German Cem. Mem. 5., France. He was born c. 1889. We have no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1889, in the year that John William Ray was born, on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

In 1896, when he was just 7 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1899, when he was just 10 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1903, by the time he was only 14 years old, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1918, in the year of John William Ray's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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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
c. 1920 - Jun 14, 1942
c. 1913 - Jan 18, 1943
Unknown - Aug 4, 1916
c. 1921 - May 11, 1944
c. 1919 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1921 - Sep 13, 1940
c. 1896 - Oct 5, 1918
c. 1894 - Oct 3, 1946

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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
c. 1920 - Jun 14, 1942
c. 1913 - Jan 18, 1943
Unknown - Aug 4, 1916
c. 1921 - May 11, 1944
c. 1919 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1921 - Sep 13, 1940
c. 1896 - Oct 5, 1918
c. 1894 - Oct 3, 1946
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