George Daniel Corray1

#36811, b. 8 February 1893, d. 8 September 1967
     George Daniel Corray was born on 8 February 1893 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.2,3,1,4 He was the son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.5,6,1 He married Clara M. Shroyer on 19 September 1917 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1 He died on 8 September 1967 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA, at age 74.1,4
     Obituary: George Daniel Corray, 74, a lifetme resident of Urbana and co-owner of Levitt Bleacher Co. before his retirement in 1956, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday in Carle Hospital where he had been a patient 30 days. His home was at 105 W. Wahington St., Urbana. Funeral servics will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Renner-Wikoff Chapel. The Rev. Herbert Tiedemann will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.n. Sunday at the funeral home. The son of Harmon M. and Elizabeth Bowers Corray, he was born Feb. 8, 1893, on a farm two miles northeast of Urbana. He was married to Clara M. Shroyer Sept. 19, 1917, in Urbana. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Mr. Corray farmed for 20 years in Stanton Township, later becoming associated with his brothers in the Corray Brotehrs coal, grain and feed business. They acquired the Levitt Bleacher Co. in 1944 and he retired in 1956. Mr. Corray had a keen interest in harness racing and was assoociated with the Champaign County Fair. He was to have been a timer at the races this summer but because of illness was unable to take part. Mr. Corray was a member of Urbana Lodge 157, AF and AM. He leaves his widow, two sons, Harold M. Corray, 302 S. Johnson St., and Larence W. Corray, Peoria; three brothers, William B., Route 2, Urbana; Fred H., 1510 S. Race St., and Frank M., Route 3, Urbana; a sister. Mrs. J. R. (Mary) Phillips, 1505 S. Broadway and five grandchildren. A brother Austin, died in infancy.1

Children of George Daniel Corray and Clara M. Shroyer

Citations

  1. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  2. Ancestry.com, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.
  3. Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration Cards.
  4. SSDI.
  5. 1900 US Census, Illinois.
  6. 1910 US Census, Illinois.
  7. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  8. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  9. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.

William Bowers Corray1

#36812, b. 22 February 1896, d. 7 July 1983
     William Bowers Corray was born on 22 February 1896 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3 He was the son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.2,4,5,6,7 He married Flo Viola Sears on 10 September 1936 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.8 He died on 7 July 1983 in Champaign, Illinois, USA, at age 87.3,8

Children of William Bowers Corray and Flo Viola Sears

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration Cards.
  2. 1900 US Census, Illinois.
  3. SSDI.
  4. 1910 US Census, Illinois.
  5. 1920 US Census, Illinois.
  6. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  7. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  8. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Frederick Harmon Corray1

#36813, b. 25 April 1898, d. 8 June 1993
     Frederick Harmon Corray was born on 25 April 1898 in Illinois, USA.2,1,3 He was the son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.2,4,5 He married Elizabeth (?) circa 1923.6 He died on 8 June 1993 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA, at age 95.3

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.
  2. 1900 US Census, Illinois.
  3. SSDI.
  4. 1910 US Census, Illinois.
  5. 1920 US Census, Illinois.
  6. 1930 US Census, Illinois.

Frank Mason Corray1

#36814, b. 4 October 1904, d. 1 December 2000
     Frank Mason Corray was born on 4 October 1904 in Illinois, USA.2,3 He was the son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.2,4,5 He married Gladys Jane Dallas on 22 November 1927 in Jackson County, Missouri, USA.1,6 He married Reba (?)7 He died on 1 December 2000 in Illinois, USA, at age 96.3

Child of Frank Mason Corray and Gladys Jane Dallas

Child of Frank Mason Corray and Reba (?)

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. 1910 US Census, Illinois.
  3. SSDI.
  4. 1920 US Census, Illinois.
  5. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  6. FamilySearch, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
  7. 1940 US Census, Illinois.

Mary Elizabeth Corray1

#36815, b. 22 December 1886, d. July 1980
     Mary Elizabeth Corray was born on 22 December 1886 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.2,3 She was the daughter of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.1,2 She married James Richard Phillips in 1908 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1 She died in July 1980 in Illinois, USA, at age 93.4,3 She was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.4

Children of Mary Elizabeth Corray and James Richard Phillips

Citations

  1. FamilySearch, Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940.
  2. 1900 US Census, Illinois.
  3. SSDI.
  4. Find A Grave.
  5. 1920 US Census, Illinois.
  6. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  7. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.
  8. 1940 US Census, Illinois.

Gladys Jane Dallas1

#36816, b. 11 August 1906, d. 13 February 1934
     Gladys Jane Dallas was born on 11 August 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.2 She married Frank Mason Corray, son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers, on 22 November 1927 in Jackson County, Missouri, USA.1,2 She died on 13 February 1934 in Champaign, Illinois, USA, at age 27.2

Child of Gladys Jane Dallas and Frank Mason Corray

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. FamilySearch, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
  3. 1940 US Census, Illinois.

Flo Viola Sears

#36817, b. 10 September 1909, d. 17 October 1988
     Flo Viola Sears was born on 10 September 1909 in Hindsboro, Illinois, USA.1 She married William Bowers Corray, son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers, on 10 September 1936 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.1 She died on 17 October 1988 in Savoy, Champaign County, Illinois, USA, at age 79.1
     Obituary: Flo Sears Corray, 79, of 2408 Airport Road, Urbana, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 17, 1988) at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana, the Rev. Ralph Deal officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Corray wa born Sept. 10, 1909, at Hindsboro, a daughter of Elmer N. and Bessie Beasley Sears. She married William B. Corray on Sept. 10, 1936, at Bloomington. He died July 7, 1983. Survivors include two sons, Jim Corray of Monticello and Bill Corray of Highland; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Mrs. Corray graduated from Urbana High School in 1927. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, both of Urbana. She was a member of the Twin Cities Garden Club and exhibited flowers and crafts for many years at local fairs.1

Citations

  1. Obituary (newspaper not known).
  2. 1940 US Census, Illinois.

James Mason Corray1

#36818
     James Mason Corray is the son of William Bowers Corray and Flo Viola Sears.1,2

Citations

  1. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  2. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Austin I. Corray1

#36820, b. 1891, d. 19 February 1892
     Austin I. Corray was born in 1891 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1 He was the son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.1 He died on 19 February 1892 in Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1 He was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.1

Citations

  1. Find A Grave.