John Ray, 18451907 (age 62 years)

Name
John Ray
Given names
John
Surname
Ray
Birth
Old Man Creek near Arajoel, New South Wales, Australia
May 4, 1845 27 20
Birth of a sisterMartha Ray
May 27, 1846 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Ann Ray
May 27, 1846 (Age 12 months)
Source: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number V18461489 32A/1846
Death of a sisterMartha Ray
August 24, 1846 (Age 15 months)

Baptism June 27, 1847 29 22 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Higgins
August 24, 1847 (Age 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah Winfield
September 2, 1847 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterHannah Mary Ray
August 4, 1848 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterHannah Mary Ray
October 4, 1848 (Age 3 years)
Source: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number V18501949 35/1850
Occupation
farmer, then butcher

Baptism of a sisterHannah Mary Ray
February 10, 1850 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Ray
August 15, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterEliza Ray
August 27, 1852 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterCaroline Ray
August 12, 1854 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a brotherDaniel Ray
August 17, 1856 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Ray
September 10, 1859 (Age 14 years)
Cause: Consumption
Note:

Last seen by a medical attendant "a few weeks before death". Death informant was his wife Hannah. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Newspaper Article

On the 10th instant, at Picton, Mr. John Ray, aged 41 years, leaving a wife and eight children to mourn their loss. His end was peace. He is deservedly regretted by all who knew him.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 17 September 1859 p 2 Family Notices

Burial of a fatherJohn Ray
September 12, 1859 (Age 14 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were William D. Brown and James Herring. National Centre of Biography.
MarriageAnne TolandView this family
June 16, 1866 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Hannah Ray
October 3, 1866 (Age 21 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 13816/1866

Birth of a son
#2
John Jonathan Ray
July 5, 1868 (Age 23 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 15260/1868

Birth of a son
#3
Arthur Ray
February 16, 1870 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4
William Henry Ray
July 28, 1871 (Age 26 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 18636/1871

Birth of a son
#5
Frederick Ray
March 17, 1873 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Daniel Murray Ray
October 21, 1874 (Age 29 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 20592/1874

Birth of a son
#7
Edward Ernest Ray
August 25, 1876 (Age 31 years)

Birth of a son
#8
Herbert George Ray
October 15, 1878 (Age 33 years)
Source:

Footnote: 23616/1878

Birth of a son
#9
Walter Thomas Ray
October 8, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Source:

Footnote: 22736/1880

Death of a sisterHannah Mary Ray
June 13, 1881 (Age 36 years)
Source: New South Wales, Australia BD&M 9142/1881
Birth of a son
#10
Alfred Leslie Ray
July 27, 1882 (Age 37 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 13175/1882

Birth of a daughter
#11
Ella Maud Ray
September 27, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#12
Archibald Ray
September 27, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Death of a motherHannah Higgins
February 28, 1886 (Age 40 years) Age: 62
Cause: Hepatitis
Note: Last seen by a medical attendant the day before her death. Death informant was her son George who was living at Wellington Park, Picton. Death was registered on 28 Feb 1886 at Picton. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Burial of a motherHannah Higgins
March 1, 1886 (Age 40 years)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Note: Burial witnesses were W.B. Campbell and J. Reeves. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Wade
July 5, 1887 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Sarah died from old age and debility
Note: At the time of her death, Sarah was living with her grand daughter and her family at Argyle Street, Picton. The death information was John Warters, the husband of her grand daughter. Source: Death Certificate.
Burial of a paternal grandmotherSarah Wade
July 7, 1887 (Age 42 years)
Note: Picton Anglican Cemetery is located on the grounds of St Marks Church of England, Picton.
Birth of a son
#13
Sydney Alexander Ray
August 8, 1887 (Age 42 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 28677/1887

Birth of a daughter
#14
Leila Alma Florence Ray
August 11, 1891 (Age 46 years)

Marriage of a childJoseph CracknellHannah RayView this family
April 30, 1894 (Age 48 years)
Source:

Footnote: Mary Wade P 38

Source:

Footnote: 6977/1894

Marriage of a childJohn Jonathan RayAugusta Sarah BrettellView this family
March 25, 1896 (Age 50 years)
Source:

Footnote: Mary Wade P 39

Source:

Footnote: 1935/1896

Marriage of a childJohn Jonathan RayAugusta Sarah BrettellView this family
April 30, 1896 (Age 50 years)

Death of a brotherRobert John Ray
May 6, 1898 (Age 53 years) Age: 55
Cause: Piles
Note: Last seen by a medical attendant 30 March 1898. Death informant was his wife Maria. Source: copy of death certificate.
Burial of a brotherRobert John Ray
May 7, 1898 (Age 53 years)
Note: Source: copy of death certificate
Marriage of a childFrederick RayMary Alberta JenkinsView this family
April 30, 1900 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childHerbert George RayAlice May PrattView this family
April 18, 1904 (Age 58 years)
Source:

Footnote: Mary Wade P 40

Source:

Footnote: 4438/1904

Death August 4, 1907 (Age 62 years)
Death August 4, 1907 (Age 62 years) Age: 62
Cause of death: Angina Pectoris (a form of heart disease)
Note: An inquest was conducted by Alexander Scobie, Coroner at Junee. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Obituary
Obituary
August 6, 1907 (2 days after death)
Note:

Obituary 1 - 6 August 1907.

Considerable regret was felt in Wagga yesterday when the news spread that Mr. John Ray, senr., of Junee, had died suddenly on Sunday.

Deceased, who was about 60 years of age, was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of these parts. He was a native of Picton, and in the early sixties took up land at Oura, where he resided for some years.

He subsequently went to live on property he acquired at Brucedale, and remained there for many years. He also owned property at Wallaroobie. He retired five or six years ago and had lived quietly in Junee.

He married Miss Tolland, also of Picton, and his wife, eleven sons, and three daughters survive him. With the exception of one daughter, who lives at Picton, the children all reside about the district.

The late Mr. Ray was also a brother-in-law of Mr. A. P. Lysaught, night-officer at the Wagga Post-office.

Original publication: Wagga Wagga Express (NSW), 6 August 1907, p 2

Obituary 2 - 8 August 1907

Relative to the death of Mr. John Ray, senr., reported in Tuesday's 'Express,' later information to hand states that deceased on Sunday morning, in company with his four sons and three friends, went out some ten miles from Junee, in the direction of Eurongilly, being in his usual robust health.

He did much climbing over rocks and running, and there is no doubt he over-excited himself. After a while he complained of a pain in his chest, but after resting a little, said he felt better and that the pain had left him.

His sons saw, however, that he was seriously ill, and determined to at once take him in to town to consult a doctor. He was placed in a sulky, and a start was made for Junee, but when about four miles of the journey had been accomplished he suddenly collapsed and died.

On Monday morning Mr. A. Scobie, district coroner, held an inquest touching the sad occurrence, and having heard the evidence detailing the circumstances already stated, and the testimony of Dr. Button, Government Officer, found as his verdict that death was due to angina pectoris, a form of heart disease.

The remains were taken to Picton by the mail train on Tuesday evening, many assembling on the railway platform to pay a last tribute of respect to a very worthy citizen.

A remarkable feature in the procession from the hearse to the railway hearse was that it comprised deceased's eleven sons.

Original publication: Wagga Wagga Express (NSW), 8 August 1907, p 2

Burial August 6, 1907 (2 days after death)
Religion: Church of England
Note: Burial witnesses were H. McInnes and F. Cracknell. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Family with parents
father
18171859
Birth: October 12, 1817 41 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 10, 1859Picton, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18241886
Birth: August 16, 1824 26 28"Kirkham", Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 28, 1886Upper Minto, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 18, 1842St Johns Roman Catholic Church, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder brother
18431898
Birth: November 20, 1843 26 19Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 6, 1898Cardowan Station, Queensland, Australia
18 months
himself
18451907
Birth: Old Man Creek near Arajoel, New South Wales, AustraliaMay 4, 1845 27 20Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 4, 1907"Wantabadgery Station", Junee, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
younger sister
18461846
Birth: May 27, 1846 28 21Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 24, 1846
0 months
younger sister
18461926
Birth: May 27, 1846 28 21Murrumbidgee, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1926Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18481881
Birth: October 4, 1848 30 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1881Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18501932
Birth: August 15, 1850 32 25"Rock Ponds", Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 21, 1932"Wellington Park", Picton, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18521922
Birth: August 27, 1852 34 28New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 28, 1922Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
18561925
Birth: August 17, 1856 38 32Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1925Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Anne Toland
himself
18451907
Birth: Old Man Creek near Arajoel, New South Wales, AustraliaMay 4, 1845 27 20Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 4, 1907"Wantabadgery Station", Junee, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18451929
Birth: June 12, 1845Tipperary, Ireland
Death: May 26, 1929Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 16, 1866Ivy Cottage, Allman Street, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
16 years
son
18821948
Birth: July 27, 1882 37 37Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 9, 1948Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
-13 years
son
18701948
Birth: February 16, 1870 24 24Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 29, 1948Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
18741942
Birth: October 21, 1874 29 29Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 14, 1942Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
son
8 years
daughter
18841967
Birth: September 27, 1884 39 39Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1967
-18 years
daughter
18661949
Birth: October 3, 1866 21 21Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 21, 1949Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
12 years
son
18781957
Birth: October 15, 1878 33 33Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 28, 1957Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
-10 years
son
18681912
Birth: July 5, 1868 23 23Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1912Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
23 years
daughter
18911964
Birth: August 11, 1891 46 46
Death: April 20, 1964Junee, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
son
18871944
Birth: August 8, 1887 42 42Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 10, 1944Junee, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
son
18801969
Birth: October 8, 1880 35 35Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 10, 1969Picton, New South Wales, Australia
-9 years
son
18711948
Birth: July 28, 1871 26 26Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 19, 1948Picton, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
son
18841955
Birth: September 27, 1884 39 39Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 20, 1955
-12 years
son
18731961
Birth: March 17, 1873 27 27Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 5, 1961Junee, New South Wales, Australia
Death

An inquest was conducted by Alexander Scobie, Coroner at Junee. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Obituary

Obituary 1 - 6 August 1907.

Considerable regret was felt in Wagga yesterday when the news spread that Mr. John Ray, senr., of Junee, had died suddenly on Sunday.

Deceased, who was about 60 years of age, was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of these parts. He was a native of Picton, and in the early sixties took up land at Oura, where he resided for some years.

He subsequently went to live on property he acquired at Brucedale, and remained there for many years. He also owned property at Wallaroobie. He retired five or six years ago and had lived quietly in Junee.

He married Miss Tolland, also of Picton, and his wife, eleven sons, and three daughters survive him. With the exception of one daughter, who lives at Picton, the children all reside about the district.

The late Mr. Ray was also a brother-in-law of Mr. A. P. Lysaught, night-officer at the Wagga Post-office.

Original publication: Wagga Wagga Express (NSW), 6 August 1907, p 2

Obituary 2 - 8 August 1907

Relative to the death of Mr. John Ray, senr., reported in Tuesday's 'Express,' later information to hand states that deceased on Sunday morning, in company with his four sons and three friends, went out some ten miles from Junee, in the direction of Eurongilly, being in his usual robust health.

He did much climbing over rocks and running, and there is no doubt he over-excited himself. After a while he complained of a pain in his chest, but after resting a little, said he felt better and that the pain had left him.

His sons saw, however, that he was seriously ill, and determined to at once take him in to town to consult a doctor. He was placed in a sulky, and a start was made for Junee, but when about four miles of the journey had been accomplished he suddenly collapsed and died.

On Monday morning Mr. A. Scobie, district coroner, held an inquest touching the sad occurrence, and having heard the evidence detailing the circumstances already stated, and the testimony of Dr. Button, Government Officer, found as his verdict that death was due to angina pectoris, a form of heart disease.

The remains were taken to Picton by the mail train on Tuesday evening, many assembling on the railway platform to pay a last tribute of respect to a very worthy citizen.

A remarkable feature in the procession from the hearse to the railway hearse was that it comprised deceased's eleven sons.

Original publication: Wagga Wagga Express (NSW), 8 August 1907, p 2

Burial

Burial witnesses were H. McInnes and F. Cracknell. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.