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  1. James Aurelius Pray: Birth: 10 JUL 1897 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. Death: 26 FEB 1986 in Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL

  2. Mary Eaton Pray: Birth: 18 AUG 1898 in PA. Death: 11 MAY 1989

  3. Robert Craft Pray: Birth: 26 JUN 1901 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. Death: JAN 1984 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA

  4. Martha C. Pray: Birth: 24 AUG 1902 in PA. Death: 24 JUL 1994

1. Title:   Col Thomas W. Lloyd, History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania Two Vols. Historical Publishing Co., Topeka - Indianapolis, 1929
Page:   p829
2. Title:   Find A Grave
3. Title:   Bastian - Maneval Funeral Home Records Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA
4. Title:   Temporarily unavailable
5. Title:   Col Thomas W. Lloyd, History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania Two Vols. Historical Publishing Co., Topeka - Indianapolis, 1929
Page:   p830

a. Note:   #page=15 History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania, by Col Thomas W. Lloyd, 1929, p829-830 Lyman A. Pray, who is successfully engaged in the insurance business in Williamsport, represents one of the prominent families of Lycoming County. He was born in this city, July 29, 1868, the son of Marcello A. and Mary T. (Repasz) Pray. Marcello A. Pray, deceased, was a highly esteemed citizen and successful pioneer business man of Williamsport. He was born at Charlestown,
  830 HISTORY OF LYCOMING COUNTY Mass, the son of Lyman and Elma Pray. They came to Williamsport from Massachusetts during the early days and Mr. Pray engaged in the lumber business in partnership with a Mr. Tinsman. For some time he was also interested in the sugar business in Cuba and later lived at Oil City, Pa. Both he and his wife are deceased and are buried at Charlestown, Mass. Their son, Marcello A. Pray, was identified with the Tinsman and Pray Sawmill Company in Williamsport for several years. He later established a general express and baggage transfer business in this city, being the pioneer in that field in Williamsport. This well established business is now known as the Jackson Transfer Company. Mr. Pray married Miss Mary T. Repasz, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Repasz, both deceased. Mr. Repasz was the founder of the famous Repasz Band of Williamsport and also conducted a tailoring establishment in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Pray, deceased, are buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. They had four children: Ida Florence, married John B. Otto, lives at Williamsport; Lyman A., the subject of this sketch; Elma Bailey, married John H. Colwell, lives at Moore, Delaware County, Pa.; and Carrie, deceased. Lyman A. Pray grew up in Williamsport and received his education in the public schools. His first employment was with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad as a clerk in the freight office. He was later connected with the general offices of the Williamsport Passenger Railway and Lycoming Edison Company. He was manager of Vallamont Park in connection with his other work. In 1906 he became interested in the insurance business as district agent in Williamsport for the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company and is still serving in that capacity. He also represents the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Patriotic Insurance Company, American Casualty Company, and Union Indemnity Company. Mr. Pray was married in 1896 to Miss Emily Eaton, the daughter of James and Ida (Campbell) Eaton, residents of Nelson, Tioga County, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Pray have four children: James A., born July 10, 1897, World War veteran, having served in France with the 103rd Engineers, 28th Division, engaged in the wholesale lumber business at Rochester, N. Y., married Miss Elizabeth Palmer; Mary Eaton, born Aug. 18, 1898, married Albert L. Baker, lives in Chicago, Ill.; Robert C., born June 26, 1901, graduate of Williamsport High School and the University of Cincinnati, served during the World War with the Student Army Training Corps, now engaged in business with his father in Williamsport; and Martha C., born Aug. 24, 1902, a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Designing, married Stuart B. Smith, lives at Hinsdale, Ill. Mr. Pray is a Republican, a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church, Williamsport Country Club, and Chamber of Commerce. * * * "Bastian-Maneval Funeral Home Records Name PRAY, Lyman A. Birthplace Williamsport PA Residence 915 First Ave Place of Death Home Spouse Emily EATON Cause of Death Cerebral apoplexy Occupation Insurance agent Contributory Cause Nephritis and hypertension Employer and Address Certifying Physician Dr. Chas L Youngman Date of Death December 18, 1933 Name of Father Marcella [sic] Pray Date of Birth July 29, 1868 His Birthplace Boston Date of Funeral December 20, 1933 Name of Mother Thressa REPASZ Services at Trinity Episcopal church Her Birthplace Williamsport PA Clergyman Rev Chas E McCoy Cemetery Wildwood Religion of Deceased Episcopalian Funeral cost $ 500
  Newspaper Article: Lyman A. Pray, 65 year old died Monday at his home. For the last 25 years Mr. Pray had been engaged in the insurance business and for many years had been district representative for his companies with offices here. Before becoming active in the insurance business, Mr. Pray had been associated with the Edison Electric Company which later was supplanted by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. Mr. Pray was born in this city and had lived here all his life. He was identified with various community projects during his lifetime and had been active in Community Chest work. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and have been a vestryman for 18 years. He also was a member of the Williamsport Country Club. He leaves his wife, Emily Eaton Pray; two daughters, Mrs. Stuart M. Smith and Mrs. Albert Baker, of Chicago; two sons, James A. of Rochester and Robert C. of this city and two sister, Mrs. John B. Otto of this city. And Mrs. John H Caldwell of Moore, PA. Services were held Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church with burial in Wildwood.
  2nd article: THIRD STROKE IN PAST WEEK FATAL TO LYMAN A. PRAY: Lymon A. Pray died this morning at 11:45 o'clock at his home following a week's illness. Mr. Pray had suffered three strokes within the past week. He is survived by his wife, Emily Eaton Pray; by two daughters, Mrs. Stuart M. Smith and Mrs. Albert Baker of Chicago; and by two sons, James A. Pray of Rochester, NY and Robert C. Pray of 1190 Park Avenue this city. James A. Pray had been called here because of his father's illness and had returned to his home yesterday when there was a slight improvement in Mr. Pray's condition. H was called back to this city today. Two sisters, Mrs. John B. Otto of this city and Mrs. John H. Caldwell of Moore, PA and five grandchildren also survive." * * * See
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