Family Group Sheet for

Charles Stephen Ray

Husband: Charles Stephen Ray

Birth: 06 Oct 1866 in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, USA1, 2, 3, 4

Death: 25 Jun 1912 in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA1

Burial: Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA5

Marriage: 04 Jan 1902 in Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, USA6

Occupation: Farmer7

Father: Palmer Smith Ray

Mother: Eliza Ann Ottley

Wife:  Mary Lucetta Hess

Birth: 15 Nov 1876 in Columbia, Jackson, Michigan, USA8, 9, 10, 11

Death: 13 May 1973 in Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, USA12

Burial: 16 May 1973 in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA5

Father: Murray William Hess

Mother: Mary Elizabeth Swain




Seth Ernest Ray

Birth: 03 May 1900 in Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, USA7, 9, 13, 14, 15

Death: 10 Jan 1973 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA13, 14, 16

Burial: 12 Jan 1973 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA13, 16

Marriage: 08 Jul 1929 in Arizona, USA17

Spouse: Annie Elizabeth Buck



David G. Ray

Birth: 22 Sep 1902 in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA7, 18

Marriage: 11 Aug 1928 in Fulton, Ohio, USA19

Spouse: Evelyn R. Miller



Stephen H. Ray

Birth: 19 Dec 1903 in Jackson, Michigan, USA7, 14

Death: 12 Jan 1992 in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, USA14, 20

Burial: 16 Jan 1992 in Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA20

Spouse: Ruth E



Ruth E. Ray

Birth: 15 Mar 1905 in Michigan, USA7

Spouse: Walter Zeeb



Phillip S. Ray

Birth: 21 Apr 1906 in Michigan, USA7, 11, 14

Death: 20 Apr 1987 in Bay, Florida, USA14

Spouse: Genevive A



John Robin Ray

Birth: 16 Oct 1909 in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA7

Death: 28 Jul 1926 in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, USA21

Burial: Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, USA5



Charles Merritt Ray

Birth: 17 Feb 1911 in Michigan, USA14, 22

Death: 08 Mar 1978 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, USA14, 22

Burial: Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, USA22

Marriage: 15 Oct 1932 in Steuben, Indiana, USA23

Spouse: Ninabelle Saunders


1 Ray Family Bible - Purchased by Gideon Ray in 1766, Richard Ray in Glasford, IL.

2 United States Census 1880, Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, National Archives.

3 United States Census 1870, Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, National Archives.

4 United States Census 1900, Easton, Ionia, Michigan,

5 Gravestone in Norvell Cemetery, Norvell, Jackson, Michigan.

6 Certificate of Marriage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Michigan Department of Health - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.

7 United States Census 1910, Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, National Archives.

8 United States Census 1880, Columbia, Jackson, Michigan, National Archives.

9 United States Census 1900, Columbia, Jackson, Michigan,

10 Vital Records of Jackson, Michigan.

11 United States Census 1940, Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan,

12 Memorial Card for Mary L. Hess, In possession of Rebecca Richardson.

13 Memorial Card for Seth E. Ray, In possession of Rebecca Richardson.

14 United States Social Security Death Index.

15 United States Census 1940, Tucson, Pima, Arizona,

16 Certificate of Death in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Arizona State Department of Health, Phoenix, Arizona.

17 Letter written by Viola (Buck) Fischer and Edna (Buck) Stillhammer to Jeannette (Ray) Goodenough., In possession of Rebecca Richardson.

18 Record of Birth in Jackson, Michigan, USA,

19 Record of Marriage in Fulton, Ohio, USA,

20 Gravestone in Rowes Corners Cemetery, Manchester, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA,

21 Certificate of Death in Jackson, Michigan, USA,

22 Gravestone in Oak Grove Cemetery, Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan,

23 Certificate of Marriage in Steuben, Indiana,