Melissie Raley (1893 - 1968)



Melissie Raley’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Melissie so that their life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Melissie’s biography.

Melissie Raley Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Melissie Raley and their immediate Raley family. Add to Melissie Raley's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with their family and other genealogy hobbyists.



Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Melissie.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Melissie Raley? Add burial and funeral information.


Last Known Residence

McComb, Pike County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy


Add family members


Did Melissie finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Melissie attend? Add education.


Share what Melissie did for a living or if they had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Melissie Raley is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name



Unknown. Add Melissie's ethnicity.


Unknown. Add Melissie's nationality.


Unknown. Was Melissie a religious person? Add Melissie’s religion

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Melissie during various points of their life.


1893 - In the year that Melissie Raley was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

1912 - At the age of 19 years old, Melissie was alive when in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

1925 - By the time this person was 32 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1929 - This person was 36 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".

1968 - In the year of Melissie Raley's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

Melissie Raley Family Tree

Who was Melissie’s parents? Did they get married and did they have children? Share Melissie’s family tree to share their legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Melissie's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Melissie Raley
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Melissie's family tree by clicking here.


This obit of Melissie Raley is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to their obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Melissie Raley died in May 1968 at 74 years old. There is no listed cause of death. Melissie was born on September 13, 1893. There is no information about Melissie's family or relationships. We know that Melissie Raley had been residing in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi.


What do you remember about Melissie Raley? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Melissie is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Melissie Raley


Other Biographies