J. E. Ray Family Collection, 1920-1930 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: J. E. Ray Family Collection, 1920-1930Add to your cart.

ID: A/270

Primary Creator: Walker, Aldrich Nelson

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources, Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The main item in this collection is a 15-page scrapbook given to Mrs. James Oscar Ray and H. T. Muckleroy by Aldrich Nelson Walker. The scrapbook contains photographs from the 1920s of family members, friends, and old Nacogdoches, including but not limited to: Stone's Mill, Christ Church, local schools, Arnold Street, Main Street Pharmacy, a Tyler Fire Truck, Main Street, Scouting, and Y.M.C.A. Small Gymnasium. Also in this collection are a photograph of James Oscar Ray and an old check.

Collection Historical Note

James Oscar Ray lived in the Nacogdoches area his entire life. Born in San Augustine September 10, 1855, he married Anna V. Clayton February 21, 1877. Together, they raised 8 children. According to the federal censuses, Ray worked a number of professions: grocer (1880), bartender (1900), and collection agent (1910). He died in Nacogdoches January 3, 1929.

One of Ray's grandchildren was Aldrich Nelson Walker (1/5/1910-1/5/1981). Walker was born to Deedie Ray and William Robert Walker January 5, 1910. Born and raised in Nacogdoches, Walker never married nor had any children. The 1930 federal census listed him as an electrician. He died on his 71st birthday in Fort Worth.

Subject/Index Terms

Nacogdoches (Tex.) -- History -- Sources
Scrapbooks -- Texas -- Nacogdoches

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph of James Oscar RayAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Stone Fort National Bank of Nacogdoches check, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 3: Photograph scrapbookAdd to your cart.


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