7254 -- Francis Marion Ray & Rose A. Harter
HUSBAND: RAY, Francis Marion 
BIRTH DATE: 25-Jan-1856  PLACE: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana
MARR. DATE: 05-Nov-1896  PLACE: Whitley County, Indiana 
DEATH DATE: 17-Jan-1940  PLACE: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana
                  BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana 
FATHER:  RAY, John W.              MOTHER: JONES, Martha 
WIFE: HARTER, Rose A. BIRTH DATE: 07-Sep-1865 PLACE: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana DEATH DATE: 11-Aug-1935 PLACE: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana BURIAL PLACE: Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, Indiana FATHER: HARTER, Benjamin F. MOTHER: JOHNSON, Elizabeth C. [725]
1)RAY, Harry L. 72541 md. HARROLD, Olive 2)RAY, Heber F. 72542 md. REYNOLDS, Bernice & MILLER, Mildred 3)RAY, Alvin A. 72543 md. BOSCHET, Francis Lucile 4)RAY, Elmer M. 72544 never married
Rose A. Harter Ray

He previously married WOOLARD, Lucie on 09-May-1886 in Whitley County by Zachariah Garrison - Whitley County Marriage Book 4, page 158.
They had the following children:
1) RAY, Florence Alta (1887-12-Nov-1965) - md. PHILLIPS, Simon
They resided at Collins. She was of Columbia City at her death and had 3 sons, 3 daughters and 28 grandchildren. She is buried at Eel River Cemetery.
2) RAY, Inez B. (b. Jun-1891) - md. STROH, Ernest
She was of Columbia City in 1935 and of Tucson, Arizona in 1955,1970-71.
3) RAY, Homer (b. Mar-1894) He was of Kansas City in 1935, of Fishers in 1955 and of Indianapolis in 1970.

Francis Marion Ray and Rose A. Harter were married by Rev. J. M. Haines - Whitley County Marriage Book 5, page 457.

1900 census: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana (#414-420) - he was a farmer.
1910 census: Smith Twp., Whitley County, Indiana (part 2 #13-13); she had 4 children - 4 living in 1910; his mother, Martha, was living with them.
1920 census:
1930 census:

Obituary: Churubusco (IN) Truth of 11-Aug-1935
Mrs. Rose Ray Dies Sunday
Mrs. Rose A. Ray, 69, wife of F. M. Ray who resides a mile southwest of Collins, died Sunday morning, August 11, at her home from complications.
Surviving Mrs. Ray are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Alta Phillips and Mrs. Inez Stroh of Whitley county; five sons, Home of Kansas City, Mo., Harry, Heber, Alvin and Elmer of Whitley County; three sisters, Mrs. Will Crabill of Collins, Mrs. Fannie Parker of Minnesota and Mrs. Charles Ray of Collins; two brothers, A. W. Harter of Whitley County and A. B. Harter of Kosciusko County.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock in the Collins U. B. church, of which Mrs. Ray was a member, and Rev. LeRoy Garner officiated. The Sonday funeral home was in charge. Burial was made in Eel River Cemetery.
Mrs. Ray was born in Whitley county on September 7, 1865 and in 1896 married F. M. Ray. She lived her whole life in this community.

Obituary: Churubusco (IN) Truth of Thu. 18-Jan-1940 p.1
Francis Ray Dies Wednesday
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Collins U. B. Church for Francis M. Ray, 83, Smith Township farmer who died Wednesday morning, Jan. 17th at 8:45 o'clock at the home of his son, Heber, 2 miles north of town.
In 1896 he was married to Rose Harter, who died 5 years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alta Phillips of Collins and Mrs. Ernest Stroh of Columbia City; five sons, Heber, Alvin, and Elmer of Churubusco, Homer of Kansas City, Mo., and Harry of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Charles of Collins and Loman of Columbia City.
He was born Jan. 25, 1856, to John and Martha Jones Ray. He lived on his farm west of town until Sept. 12, 1939, when he moved to his son's home.
The body was returned to the residence Thursday afternoon from the Sonday Funeral home. Rev. Marion Shroyer will have charge of the funeral services, assisted by Rev. Cunningham. Burial wil be made in Eel River cemetery.

Francis and Rose Ray marker at Eel River Cemetery.

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