Francis William Wray

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  • Name: Francis William Wray
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 8, 1923
  • Date of Death: November 8, 1973 (50 years old)
  • Parents: Francis William Wray and Esther (McCorkell) Caviness
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: September 13, 1945
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Information from registration card:
    Name: Francis William Wray
    Place of Residence: Bigfork, Itasca County, Minnesota
    Age in years: 19
    Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Birth Date: March 8, 1923
    Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Frank Wray, Bigfork, Minnesota.
    Employer: Not employed

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Francis married Virginia Dynes of Cashmere, Washington in 1953.

    He was subdivision inspector for the Harris County (Texas) Engineering department and a member of the Moses Lake Masonic Lodge No. 174 AF & AM, and the Arabia Temple Shrine, of Houston, Texas.

    Francis was a former Bigfork, Minnesota resident. He died at Pasadena Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena, Texas. His death certificate indicates that he died from an acute myocardial infarction.

    Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. (Janet) Saikley and Donna; his mother, Mrs. Earnest Caviness and his sister, Mrs. R. G. (Barbara Joan) Lesemann.

    Francis is buried in Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena, Texas.

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