Note: I have tagged the Ellis Family as a category for this post, as Mollie’s maiden name was Ellis. I have not yet found if she is related to the Ellis family that married into the Frazer family. If not I will add a special category for her family name.
In my last post, I started writing about Omer Ellis Haynes “Buster” Ray. I mentioned that he had been born on January 8, 1911 and that his mother Mollie had died nine days after his birth. I have actually found some discrepancies by way of a photograph. Now, I can only go by the actual records I find, and I don’t really know who wrote this information down that came with the picture (I’m guessing it’s possibly Buster’s second wife Edna).
Anyway, according to the Kentucky Birth Index, Buster was born on January 8, 1911 (certificate 4861). All I have to go by for Mollie’s death is her headstone, which says she died on January 17, 1911.
I had written to my father’s second wife, Linda, asking if she happened to have any photos of Buster and Edna, the couple who adopted Roger (my father). She said she would look, and then she mailed me a box of photographs! And in the box was a photograph of John and Mollie, Buster’s parents, on what I can only assume was their wedding day, April 3, 1910 in McLean County, Kentucky.
parents of Ellis Haynes Ray.
Mr. Ray died age 72
Mrs. Ray 1/20/11
Ellis Haynes Ray
So, you can see the difference in dates. I will stick to the headstone and the birth record.
Here are some cropped areas of the photo for a better look!