Daniel  W. Ray

          Daniel W. Ray,  of Marco, Ind., is a native of Shelby County, Ind., where he was born August 5, 1846.  His parents,  Jesse  and  M. (Allison) Ray, were among the pioneers of that county, and bore a family of eight children.  Daniel W. Ray received a common school education and afterward studied medicine with  Dr. Piatt, of Shelbyville, but this he abandoned for other business until 1869, when he began the study of telegraphy in the same town.  On September 9, 1870, he took charge of the railroad business at Marco, and since that time has filled that position.  Miss Anna B. Ferguson, of Greene County, became his wife January 26, 1874, and by her he is the father of three children -- Minnie B.,  Jesse O. and  Pearl, and all living but the first.  For about one year Mr. Ray was in the general merchandise business at Marco, Ind., in company with  Mr. Isaac Weaver.  For thirteen years, he has not missed a day from his office as agent of the Indianpolis & Vincennes Railroad, a record unsurpassed by any.  He is a member of both the Subordinate Lodge and Encampment in the fraternity of Odd Fellows, in which order he has been Noble Grand.  As a Democrat, he takes a lively interest in the politics of his community.
History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana,  Chicago: Goodspeed Bros. & Co., publishers.  1884.  Stafford Twp., Page 416.
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