Biography of Delos Porter Ray
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RAY, DELOS PORTER, farmer and stockraiser, Greenbush, Warren County, is a representative of two old Kentucky families and of nuch that is commendable in character and citizenship. He is a successful man who has made his way in the world by sheer force of character, and whose example is worthy of emulation by young men just entering upon the stern duties of life. Mr. Ray was born in Lenox Township, Warren County, April 12, 1866, and was educated in the public schools of Monmonth, brought up in the Methodist faith and trained in the political principles of the Democratic paity. His parents were Woodford and Mary (Vertrees) Ray; his paternal grandfather was Garland Ray, and his grandfather in the maternal line was Lewis Vertrees. Woodford Ray came early in life to Warren County and died in Lenox Township in 1864, aged forty two years, leaving a wife and six children named as follows: Joshua and Garland, who live in Greenbush Township; Clinton, who lives in Avon, Ill.; Mrs. Ida J. Emert, who lives in Peoria, Ill.; Louis, a groceryman, who lives in Iola, Kansas; Delos Porter Ray, the immediate subject of this sketch. Harriet died in girlhood. Mr. Ray married, July 2, 1887, at Roseville, Ill., Miss Clara Regan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Regan, now of Greenbush, and she has borne him a son named Harold, who died March 26, 1898. Mr. Ray is the owner of an eighty acre farm in Lenox Township, which he operates successfully. For the past fifteen years he has lived in the village of Greenbush, where he takes an active interest in all public affairs.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
and the history of Warren County.
Edited by: Newton Bareman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A. M.
Published by: Munsell Publishing Company
Chicago 1903.