Marion Wesley Ray diary transcriptions
Scope and Content
This collection contains transcriptions of diaries written by Marion Wesley Ray in which he wrote about his family and kept daily accounts in Bethlehem, Georgia. Also included are pieces of poetry written by Ray. Of particular note is the 1905 entry in which Ray describes the death of his mother, Sarah.
- Ray, Marion Wesley, 1871-1944 (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Marion Wesley Ray (1871-1944) was born near Norcross, Georgia, to John Wesley Ray (1836-1911) and Sarah Hamrick (1826-1905). In 1899, he married Lille Mae Matthews (1866-1946), the widow of his brother, Joel Ray (1861-1894). The couple had five children: Everett W. Ray (1901-1918), Lola Eunice Ray (1902-?), Olive Angelina Ray (1903-1903), Clifton Virgil Ray (1905-1989), and Leila Lillian Ray (1907-?). Ray was an ordained deacon at the Baptist Church of Bethlehem, located in Bethlehem, Georgia. Additional biographical information has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Originals
The repository holding the original documents has not been determined. The Kenan Research Center owns the copies only.
This collection was processed in 2019.
- American diaries -- Georgia
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social life and customs
- Baptist Church of Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Ga.)
- Family life -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Georgia -- History -- 19th century -- Social conditions
- Primitive Baptists -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Ray, Marion Wesley, 1871-1944 -- Diaries
- Ray, Marion Wesley, 1871-1944 -- Finance, Personal
- Marion Wesley Ray diary transcriptions
- Allison Maier
- June 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.