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Rev. William Louis Bray

Male 1832 - 1920  (88 years)


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  • Name William Louis Bray 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 5 February 1832  Tremaine St. Martins Parish, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 April 1920  Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William and Emily resided in Sheldon, Iowa. They had Ella Temple 1862, Alice Peck 1865, Mary Elily 1867, Carrie Lauvia 1870, and WIlliam Sherril 1879.

      Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921)), Amherst College Class of 1858
      http://www.amherst.edu/~rjyanco/genealogy/acbiorecord/1858.html :
      Bray, William Louis. Son of William and Jennie (Rundel), b. St. Martin's Parish, Cornwall Co., England, Feb. 5, 1832. Delta Upsilon. Prepared Platteville (Wis.) Acad. Chicago Theological Seminary, 1858-59, 1860-61; Andover Theological Seminary, 1859-60; ordained Aurora, Ill., Aug. 8, 1861; pastor 1st Ch. there, 1861-67; stated supply St. Joseph, Mo., 1867-68; pastor Hatfield, 1868-69; Marshalltown, Ia., 1870-74; stated supply Kalamazoo, Mich., 1874-75; pastor Clinton, Ia., 1875-84; Kenosha, Wis., 1884-91; Rheinlander, Wis., 1892-93; Sheldon, Ia., 1899-1908; resided Koshkonong, Mo.; Kenosha, Wis. Died Darlington, Wis., Apr. 22, 1920.

      1870 Federal Census. Newton Twp., Jasper County, Iowa
      Roll 398, page 384A
      Post Office Newton
      W. L. Bray, 38, minister, $600 real estate, $1500 personal estate, b. England
      Emily A. Bray, 33, keeping house, b. IL
      Ella Bray, 8, at home, b. IL
      Alice Bray, 5, at home, b. IL
      Mary Bray, 2, at home, b. IL

      1880 Federal Census. Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa
      Roll 334, page 189C
      Ninth Avenue
      William Bray, 48, clergyman, b. England, parents b. England
      Emily Bray, 42, wife, keeping house, b. IL, parents b. IL
      Ella Bray, 17, daughter, school teacher, b. IL, father b. England, mother b. IL
      Alice Bray, 14, daughter, at school, b. ditto
      Mary Bray, 12, daughter, at school, b. ditto
      Carrie Bray, 9, daughter, at home, b. IA, father b. England, mother b. IL
      William Bray, 9 months, b. Aug, son, b. ditto
      Annie Shannon, 19, servant, domestic servant, b. IL, parents b. Ireland

      1900 Federal Census. Sheldon, O’Brien County, Iowa
      Roll 451, page 5A
      William L. Bray, head, b. Feb 1832, 68, m. 38 years, b. England, parents b. England, immigrated 1845, minister
      Emily A. Bray, wife, b. Aug 1837, 62, m. 38 years, 5 children, 4 living, b IL, father b. MA, mother b. RI
      Mary E. Bray, daughter, b. Sep 1867, 32, single, b. IL, father b. England, mother b. IL, teacher
      William S. Bray, son, b. Aug 1879, 20, single, b IA, father b. England, mother b. IL, book keeper [1]
    Person ID I14944  Schirado
    Last Modified 27 May 2014 

    Father William Bray,   b. 21 May 1803, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 August 1888, Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Jane Rundle,   b. 19 September 1802, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1867, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 27 April 1827  St. Martin on Looe Bay, England Looe, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F70403  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Emily Ann Temple,   b. 16 August 1837, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 July 1916  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 16 July 1861  Sheldon, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Ella Temple Bray,   b. 9 July 1862, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alice Peck Bray,   b. 27 June 1865, Aurora, DuPage County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 90 years)
     3. Mary Emily Bray,   b. 4 September 1867, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Carrie Louise Bray,   b. 23 November 1870, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 26 years)
     5. William Sherrill Bray,   b. 15 August 1879, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 56 years)
    Family ID F10783  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Levi Daniel Temple, (Boston, 1900).


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