Bio: Prior, Ray Albert 

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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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