Bio: Prior, Ray Albert
Surnames: Prior, Colby
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 10 June 1930
Ray A. Prior, eldest son of Albert and
Julia Prior, was born in the town of Sherman, Clark County, on
October 8, 1883. His father was a civil war veteran and is now
deceased. When he was a small boy, he came to Loyal with his
parents, receiving his education in the public schools of that
village. For a number of years he was employed as clerk in the B.
W. Colby Store. In the year 19129 he purchased a general
merchandise store at Wauconda, Illinois, which he successfully
operated until 1926, when selling out his business he moved back to
Loyal. Soon after his arrival here he purchased a farm two miles
north of Loyal, which he rents.
He was married June 5, 1907, at Crystal
Lake, Illinois, to Miss Addie L. Colby. They have three sons:
Calvin, Norman and Robert; and two daughters; Ora Lee and Muriel,
all of Loyal.
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and his lodge affiliations are Masonic and Eastern Star. Politically, he is a Republican. His hobby is farming.
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