Dailey Cooper Ray

Dailey Cooper Ray
b. 18 February 1877, Shawswick, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Thomas Todd and Susan (Kern) Ray
d. 19 March 1966, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

m. 20 March 1912, Oneida County, Idaho
Martha “Mattie” Lewis
b. 13 May 1890, Oneida County, Idaho
d. 8 November 1965, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

Children with Martha Lewis:

  • Daniel (b. 1908)
  • Jesse (b. 1913)
  • George (b. 1914)
  • Kathryn (b. 1918) married [–?–] Hyde
  • Robert (b. 1919)
  • Margaret (b. 1923) married [–?–] Pendola

D. C. was the eighth child in his family and the second to emigrate to the West from Indiana. After graduating from Louisville Medical College, he opened a practice in 1902 in Malad City, Idaho. In 1920, he moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where he practiced for many years. He served three terms in the Idaho State Legislature and was president of the Idaho Medical Society.

Dr. Ray was proud to be an old-fashioned country doctor. In the severe Idaho winters, he had to reach his patients by bob-sled. He delivered many babies in country homes and performed emergency operations on the kitchen tables. Three of the children followed their father into the health care field: Jesse and George were physicians, and Robert was a pharmacist.

Submitted by:
Ruth Ray Edwards
Cincinnati OH

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