Ray Phillips (1902 - 1970)

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Ray Phillips
1902 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Ray Phillips was born on October 26, 1902. He died in February 1970 at 67 years old. We know that Ray Phillips had been residing in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi 38863.


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Ray Phillips died in February 1970 at 67 years of age. He was born on October 26, 1902. We are unaware of information about Ray's immediate family. We know that Ray Phillips had been residing in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi 38863.
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In 1902, in the year that Ray Phillips was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1915, he was only 13 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1925, at the age of 23 years old, Ray was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1941, Ray was 39 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1970, in the year of Ray Phillips's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Other Ray Phillipses

Ray G Phillips
Born: around 1926
South Carolina, United States
Ray A Phillips
Born: around 1921
Utah, United States
Ray Phillips
Born: around 1899
Idaho, United States
Ray A Phillips
Born: around 1914
California, United States
Ray G Phillips
Born: around 1923
California, United States
Ray H Phillips
Born: around 1924
California, United States
Ray J Jr Phillips
Born: around 1918
California, United States
Ray Phillips
Born: around 1915
California, United States
Ray E Phillips
Born: around 1904
Oregon, United States
Ray C Phillips
Born: around 1916
Oklahoma, United States
Ray O Phillips
Born: around 1912
Arkansas, United States
Ray S Phillips
Born: around 1920
Oklahoma, United States
Ray M Phillips
Born: around 1926
Nebraska, United States
Ray A Phillips
Born: around 1924
Kansas, United States
Ray H Phillips
Born: around 1912
Ohio, United States
Ray H Phillips
Born: around 1926
Tennessee, United States
Ray E Phillips
Born: around 1924
Georgia, United States
Ray C Phillips
Born: around 1919
Alabama, United States
Ray T Phillips
Born: around 1924
South Carolina, United States
Ray Phillips
Born: around 1921
North Carolina, United States

Other Phillipses

James L Phillips
Dec 13, 1945 - Oct 1, 2009
Richton, MS
Ado Phillips
Jun 20, 1944 - Jul 1, 2007
Jackson, MS
Eva T Phillips
Feb 13, 1899 - December 1988
Edwards, MS
J W Phillips
May 11, 1944 - Dec 29, 2004
Raleigh, MS
C M Phillips
Sep 26, 1947 - December 1999
J C Phillips
Dec 31, 1947 - Feb 15, 1989
Clifton Phillips
Jul 4, 1945 - Nov 12, 2005
Union, MS
Sharon S Phillips
Feb 25, 1945 - Jun 14, 2006
Brandon, MS
Ethel W Phillips
Mar 19, 1921 - Mar 5, 2003
Calhoun City, MS
Helen Phillips
Aug 23, 1912 - July 1979
Laurel, Mississippi
James O Phillips
Jun 13, 1910 - Jan 20, 1996
Shalimar, FL
Geraldine G Phillips
Mar 8, 1920 - Nov 17, 2005
Steven C Phillips
Apr 2, 1947 - Jul 7, 2005
Petal, MS
Emelda G Phillips
Nov 15, 1922 - Dec 22, 2008
Hattiesburg, MS
A B Phillips
Dec 8, 1946 - Nov 29, 2005
Cleve Phillips
Nov 18, 1945 - Jan 23, 2005
Allie Phillips
Dec 5, 1886 - September 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Almeda Phillips
Jul 10, 1900 - Mar 1, 1995
Chicago, IL
J P Phillips
Aug 24, 1946 - August 1989
Eliza C Phillips
Dec 29, 1911 - Jul 12, 2007
Brookhaven, MS

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Judge Russell
Oct 20, 1906 - June 1987
Ridgeland, Mississippi
James R Shadoin
Mar 22, 1914 - December 1995
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Patric R Daly
Mar 17, 1906 - Aug 6, 1997
John Crigler
Apr 4, 1908 - June 1985
Fayette, Mississippi
Alfred Mccaleb
Dec 4, 1898 - November 1971
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Olive B Stewart
Sep 7, 1891 - Jul 15, 1988
Jackson, MS
Hiram Jones
Mar 30, 1905 - November 1985
Iuka, Mississippi
Margaret Clay
Jun 16, 1896 - May 1967
Jackson, Mississippi
Vida Holcomb
Nov 29, 1897 - September 1979
Robert C Flanagan
Apr 26, 1912 - Nov 20, 1992
Jackson, MS
William H Brown
Oct 2, 1911 - Jan 26, 1994
New Albany, MS
Burkitt G Read
Apr 2, 1915 - Mar 20, 2008
Lucedale, MS
Robert Ross
Jun 17, 1906 - January 1973
Indianola, Mississippi
Joseph v Zary
Feb 18, 1910 - Aug 13, 1990
Jewel T Windham
Jan 26, 1913 - Apr 28, 1988
Pontotoc, MS
Malcolm C Tyer
Feb 22, 1909 - Feb 3, 1997
Oxford, MS
John K Thomas
Aug 27, 1916 - Oct 9, 2002
New Albany, MS
James T Mcminn
Sep 4, 1908 - Jan 11, 1988
Ackerman, MS
Herbert Lester
Dec 3, 1891 - June 1982
Jackson, Mississippi
Thomas L Stanford
Sep 8, 1916 - Nov 12, 2003
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