Edward Stephen Ray, 18601946 (aged 85 years)

Birth December 26, 1860 34 31
Occupation
Carter

Birth of a sisterEmma Ray
April 6, 1862 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterAnne Ray
September 10, 1864 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Ray
November 25, 1867 (aged 6 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 5618/1867

Birth of a brotherMichael Ray
1869 (aged 8 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 6098/1869

Birth of a sisterMary Ray
October 4, 1872 (aged 11 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 11306/1872

Birth of a sisterEsther Ray
1874 (aged 13 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 12290/1874

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Howe
1876 (aged 15 years)
Death of a brotherMichael Ray
1881 (aged 20 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 4907/1881

Death of a fatherEdward Ray
February 24, 1884 (aged 23 years)
Burial of a fatherEdward Ray
February 25, 1884 (aged 23 years)
MarriageRose Ellen StanmoreView this family
December 6, 1884 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a daughterCaroline Sarah Ray
1885 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterEmily Ray
January 1887 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Stephen Ray
1889 (aged 28 years)
Burial of a daughterEmily Ray
May 7, 1890 (aged 29 years)
Death of a daughterEmily Ray
May 7, 1890 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonAllan John Ray
1891 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a daughterEdith Rose Ray
1893 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a daughterEsther Mary Ray
1896 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a sonAlbert Ray
October 15, 1898 (aged 37 years)
Birth of a daughterAnnie Ray
1900 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a daughterCatherine Ray
1903 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Joseph Ray
July 1905 (aged 44 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Joseph Ray
September 1, 1905 (aged 44 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph CoxCaroline Sarah RayView this family
1906 (aged 45 years)
Birth of a sonSydney J Ray
1906 (aged 45 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Ray
February 26, 1907 (aged 46 years)
Note: Newspaper article

Newspaper article

MRS. H. BLUNDEN.

It is with deep regret we have to chronicle the death of Mrs. Blunden, wife of Mr. H. Blunden, of West Wyalong. The sad event took place at the Hospital on Tuesday night, the cause of death being typhoid fever.

The deceased lady's illness commenced some five weeks ago, and the symptoms becoming very serious, it was found necessary to remove her to the Hospital, of which institution she has been an occupant for the past three weeks.

In the early part of this week her condition showed a decided improvement, and hopes were given for her recovery, but on Tuesday evening she suffered another relapse and passed away at about 9.30 p.m. Deceased was well-known and respected on the field, having been resident here for the past 13 years. She leaves a husband and four little children, besides four daughters (Mrs. Piesley of Sydney, Mrs. Wilsmith, of Temora, Mrs. Jas. Parker, and Mrs. Perry, of West Wyalong), to mourn an irreparable loss.

Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved ones, who received a large number of floral tributes and expressions of sympathy.

The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended the Rev. J. H. S Oldham officiating at the graveside. Mrs. Piesly travelled from Sydney to attend the funeral, and a brother of Mr. Blunden travelled all day and all night from Hillston to attend, but was unfortunate in arriving an hour too late.

We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW : 1900 - 1928), Sat 2 Mar 1907

Burial of a sisterEmma Ray
February 28, 1907 (aged 46 years)
Death of a motherCatherine Herrick
January 9, 1909 (aged 48 years)
Burial of a motherCatherine Herrick
January 10, 1909 (aged 48 years)
Death of a daughterEdith Rose Ray
October 6, 1910 (aged 49 years)
Note: ARTICLE 1

ARTICLE 1

GIRL BURNED TO DEATH. CLOTHES CAUGHT ALIGHT. HAY, Saturday.

A fearful burning accident took place at 4 o'clock this afternoon, the victim being a young girl named Edith Ray, employed as domestic servant by Mr. Parkhill, sheriff's officer.

Parkhill and his family had been away for a holiday, and were returning by today's train. The girl went to the house to prepare tea. While doing so, her clothes became ignited. She ran into the garden of the court-house, a mass of flames, and screaming piteously. The screams were heard by a black tracker in the adjoining police station, and he wont to her aid, closely followed by Sergeant Gibson and Sub-inspector Boar, with blankets.

Unfortunately, before they arrived, the blacktracker had put the girl under a water tap, which Increased her suffering. When the flames were subdued, every bit of clothing had been burnt off the girl, even the leather belt she was wearing being burned through.

She was conveyed to the hospital. Edith Ray succumbed to her injuries at 11.30 on Saturday night. It has transpired that her clothing ignited whilst she was using the skirt of her dross to take a kettle from the stove.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 7 February 1910 p 8 Article

ARTICLE 2

SHOCKING LOCAL FATALITY.

A Young Girl Burned to Death.

A shocking accident occurred on Saturday afternoon, by which a young girl, Edith Rose Ray, aged sixteen years and eight months, was accidentally burned so severely that she succumbed to her injuries before midnight.

The deceased girl was a daughter of Mr and Mrs E. S. Ray, of West Hay, and was employed by Mr Parkhill, who with his family had been absent from Hay on a holiday. The Parkhills were returning to Hay by Saturday afternoon's train, and the girl had gone to their house, adjoining the Courthouse, in Pine-street, to prepare for their home coming.

She was alone at the house, and was preparing tea, about 4 p.m. Mr Shepherd, caretaker at the Courthouse, was working in the Courthouse enclosure, and was startled by hearing fearful shrieks. On looking up he saw the girl running through the right of way separating the Parkhill's house from the court house garden, a mass of flames.

He picked up a bucket, rushed to the copper at Parkhill's, at which he filled it, and then ran after the girl. By this time she had reached the north-east corner of the courthouse, and her cries had attracted the attention of others. Mr Shepherd threw the bucketful of water over the girl, the black tracker also threw water over her, and Senior-ConstableGibson and Sub-Inspector Bear, who arrived almost immediately afterwards, completed the work of suppressing the fire by wrapping the girl in rugs and blankets.

The flames had, however, nearly burned themselves out, as there was hardly a handful of clothing left on the unfortunate girl, even a leather belt she was wearing having been burned through. Surgical assistance was immediately summoned, Dr. Feilchenfeld was promptly on the scene, and the girl was removed straightaway, in Mr Webster's ambulance, to the Hay Hospital.

The wounds were of a fearful character, mostly about the body, and Dr. Feilchenfeld at the outset, gave no hope that the unfortunate girl would recover. At the hospital everything that medical and nursing skill could do was done for the sufferer, but it was of no avail, and about 11.45 p.m., the girl breathed her last.

The girl was conscious at intervals during her sojourn at the hospital, and was able to give her father an account of how the accident happened. It appears that she was removing the kettle from the stove, and finding the handle of it was hot she made use of her skirt, as many girls are in the habit of doing, as a ' holder' to enable her to lift it off without burning her hand. In doing so her dress became ignited.

She tried to put the fire out her self, until it got beyond her control, and she then rushed out into the open air, where the flames were fanned by the wind and she was quickly enveloped. As showing how completely the fire had taken possession of the girl's clothing, we may mention that burning pieces of her clothes were dropping off her as she ran.

Some of these set fire to the dry grass, between the right of way and the cultivated part of the courthouse enclosure, and about twenty five square yards of grass were burnt before the fire died out for want of fuel. The facts of the occurrence were reported to the coroner, who decided to dispense with an inquiry, there being no doubt the fatality was the result of an accident.

Great sympathy is expressed on all sides with the parents and relatives of the girl, at such an ending to a young life.

The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 - 1954) Tuesday 8 February 1910 p 2 Article

Marriage of a childWilliam Patrick KiernanEsther Mary RayView this family
1915 (aged 54 years)
Death of a sonSydney J Ray
1915 (aged 54 years)
Death of a brotherEdmund Ray
1924 (aged 63 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 8960/1924

Death of a brotherGeorge Ray
May 17, 1926 (aged 65 years)
Burial of a brotherGeorge Ray
May 1926 (aged 65 years)
Death of a sisterSarah E Ray
1930 (aged 69 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 18694/1930

Death of a sisterRosina Ray
March 27, 1935 (aged 74 years)
Burial of a sisterRosina Ray
March 1935 (aged 74 years)
Death January 8, 1946 (aged 85 years)
Family with parents
father
18261884
Birth: November 26, 1826 23 17Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 24, 1884Riverview Farm, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18291909
Birth: February 14, 1829Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 9, 1909Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: November 19, 1852St Johns Roman Catholic Church, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
1 month
elder sister
18521935
Birth: 1852 25 22Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 27, 1935Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
elder brother
18531926
Birth: May 15, 1853 26 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1926Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
1855
Birth: 1855 28 25Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18571930
Birth: 1857 30 27Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1930Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
1857
Birth: 1857 30 27Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
himself
18601946
Birth: December 26, 1860 34 31Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 8, 1946Hay Hospital, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
elder brother
18581924
Birth: 1858 31 28Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1924Hay, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18621907
Birth: April 6, 1862 35 33Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 26, 1907Wyalong Hospital, Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18641948
Birth: September 10, 1864 37 35Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1948Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18671958
Birth: November 25, 1867 40 38Wooloondool, near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1958Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18691881
Birth: 1869 42 39Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Hay, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
1872
Birth: October 4, 1872 45 43Wooloondool, near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
Family with Rose Ellen Stanmore
himself
18601946
Birth: December 26, 1860 34 31Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 8, 1946Hay Hospital, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18651960
Birth: 1865Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1960Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: December 6, 1884Hay, New South Wales, Australia
14 years
son
-7 years
son
18911947
Birth: 1891 30 26Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 30, 1947Bushy Bend, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
daughter
1900
Birth: 1900 39 35Hay, New South Wales, Australia
-14 years
daughter
18851957
Birth: 1885 24 20Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 2, 1957Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
19 years
daughter
-9 years
daughter
18931910
Birth: 1893 32 28Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 6, 1910Hay, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
daughter
18871890
Birth: January 1887 26 22Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1890Murrumbidgee Hotel, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
daughter
1896
Birth: 1896 35 31Hay, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
son
19051905
Birth: July 1905 44 40Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1, 1905Hay, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
19061915
Birth: 1906 45 41Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1915Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
-16 years
son
18891975
Birth: 1889 28 24Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1975Hay, New South Wales, Australia