Elizabeth Wray

16 Feb 1881 - 9 Nov 1965


Elizabeth Wray

16 Feb 1881 - 9 Nov 1965
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Elizabeth Wray


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States

Denise Shelton Innes

August 22, 2013


July 21, 2013

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  • James Wray
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    22 Apr 1877 - 24 May 1960

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Grandma's Birthday Cards #meetmygrandma

Contributor: Denise Shelton Innes Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

From the time I was born until I graduated from college we moved frequently. No matter where I was, I knew on or near my birthday a card would come from Grandma. Grandma lived in Utah. I have cards addressed to towns in California, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, Virginia, Newfoundland Canada and back to Oregon. Some addressed to "Master" Giles, some to Ray, some to Elder, some to Mr Ray, and some to Airman. All the envelopes contain the "famous" return address. J E Wray, 352 N 5th E, Logan Utah. I don't remember all the return addresses I have had but I will never forget the "famous" one It belonged to Grandma. Each card contains a message taylored to my age and what stage of life I was at. The message always reminded me in some way to "remember who you are". We all knew Grandma loved us. Wish you could meet her.

Poem to James E & Elizabeth Wray 1931

Contributor: Denise Shelton Innes Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

TO BISHOP JAMES E. WRAY AND WIFE, (When leaving the Hollister, Idaho Branch, 23 February 1931) We've met tonight our love to show And our appreciation, too To our leaders dear, who go away To a home and friends, all new. They've faithful been in all their work, Have we helped them as we should To roll along a might work, Have we done the best we could? They've come to use, we've gone to them In sorrow, pain and Worry Their comfort and their good advice Have braced us in a hurry We hope that joy and great success Their lives will e'er attend That faith and hope and love be shown To them, by each new friend. Their worth to us we measure not They're valiant in God's work, They sacrifice, they work and trust And no great duty shirk. We give our love and blessings, too Our hope your hearts to cheer May our Father's peace, His perfect peace Be with you through each year. Written by Bertha Malvina Thurber Butler Our Thanks to the Butler Family for sharing this poem with us. The James E Wray family

Myler, Elizabeth (1881) Life sketch written by Eliza

Contributor: Denise Shelton Innes Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Myler, Elizabeth A Sketch of Elizabeth Myler Wray by Herself Elizabeth was born in Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, 16 February 1881. At the age of three, her parents, with others moved to Idaho, called Snake River Country, where they built a homestead on land. In the winter of 1890 her mother was ill a great deal with what we call flu now. In December 13 of that year a baby boy was born to her and she was never really well after this. Elizabeth was nine years old, and being the oldest of the family had to help a lot, putting up lunches for school, combing hair for all the girls, after school there was supper to get and dishes to do with her father overseeing the work if her mother wasn't well enough. One evening as Elizabeth was stirring gravy, a knock came at the door, and they had company. Her mother was so ill she was in bed, but the folks who came brought their own lunch, so the family ate that. After supper Elizabeth had to wash dresses and bonnets. In the morning she would iron them before school. The family lived by a large canal. The children would walk to school three quarters of a mile on the frozen snow. When the snow melted, the canal bank would be muddy, in the spring, but soon the sun would dry it. In the summer Mother would be much better. Father would take us from Lewisville, Idaho to Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, to visit mother's people, taking five days to make the trip with team and wagon. We children thought it quite an outing. John Morton and Elizabeth Wright Morton were the names of mother's parents. In the summer of 1893 Grandmother Morton was very ill and passed away on the 18th of June. Father had not been with us. Mother and us children had been with Grandmother for about a month and Father came and took us home. When I was sixteen I took lessons in cutting and fitting. After that I made my clothes and those of the others of the family. Mother was a fine seamstress and added much to my learning. Patterns could not be bought at that time or ready- made clothes. Two summers I helped ladies with housework. Mother was quite well and had the other girls to help her so time went on until I was 17. Father sold the farm and went contracting on canals and railroads. In the fall of 1899 the family went to Riverside in Idaho to visit a brother of Mother's, Lawrence Morton, who was teaching school there. I had been with O. M. Myler and family, father’s brother, who had a cafe in Idaho Falls waiting tables and helping in the kitchen. I went to Riverside just before Christmas as the folks had rented a house and decided to stay there. This is when I met James Enos Wray for the first time at a dance. In February he went to Logan to the B. Y. U. for a missionary course for six weeks and back to help his father on the farm. We kept company through the summer and were married 17 October 1900. After a short honeymoon, James left Salt Lake in October 1900 for England, returning 5 June 1903 to the Riverside Ward, that he was called from. I with my mother met James in Logan on his return home. While James was away I attended Sunday School and other meetings and was Sunday School teacher, worked some, but made my home with my parents, Charles C. and Isabelle Myler in Riverside. After James returned we rented a house and made our home there. In 1907 when we had two baby girls, I was asked to be Secretary of the Relief Society. I did this work until 1912, when James and I moved from Blackfoot Stake to Pocatello in the Pocatello Stake. In Pocatello Second Ward, I was a visiting teacher and also in Inkom Ward of the Pocatello Stake. I was a Bee Hive Keeper one-year and President of the Young Women's M.I.A. in Inkom and enjoyed this work very much. In the spring of 1924, we moved from Pocatello Stake to Twin Falls Stake, in the Hollister Branch. There I worked as Theology class leader and first counselor in the Relief Society. In 1931 we moved to Jerome, on the north side of the Snake River. There we were among strangers, but soon made friends, attended church and felt at home. In 1935, I was sustained First Counselor in the Relief Society and in 1938 President of Jerome Ward Relief Society, which office I held until 1943, after which I acted as Secretary more than a year. We went to Hanford, California in January 1946 to be by our son, Everett and his family. While there I was President of Relief Society for over three years. Hanford had a branch of about 150 members. The saints were fine people and we enjoyed being in a mission and meeting so many of the missionaries who came there and labored then moved on. We made many dear friends. The fall of 1950, after selling the dairy that Everett and his father had, including a herd of more than 100 cows, plus young stock, we moved to Logan, Utah where we were married 50 years before to make our home. Here we planned to spend the rest of our lives doing temple work. In February 1952, James was stricken with a stroke. The following May the second stroke hit him. Since then he has been quite helpless. At the time he can sit in a wheel chair afternoons, but has to be helped up and back to bed. He doesn't seem to suffer much pain, sleeps good and eats plenty, but doesn't walk or talk. He has been a pretty good patient considering his helpless condition.

Life timeline of Elizabeth Wray

Elizabeth Wray was born on 16 Feb 1881
Elizabeth Wray was 18 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Elizabeth Wray was 23 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Elizabeth Wray was 33 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Elizabeth Wray was 40 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Elizabeth Wray was 50 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Elizabeth Wray was 64 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Elizabeth Wray was 72 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Elizabeth Wray died on 9 Nov 1965 at the age of 84
Grave record for Elizabeth Wray (16 Feb 1881 - 9 Nov 1965), BillionGraves Record 4851157 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States