Fray, Mary Ellen

Class of 1922
Classical Course
Graduation Essay: “Cancellation of War Debts As a Means of Rehabilitating Europe”

Birth: Feb. 5, 1903
Death: Jan. 27, 1992

John Dutton Fray (1853 – 1924)
Florence Hilton Jackson Fray (1860 – 1944)

Anne Hester Fray (1893 – 1949)
Joseph Benton Fray (1894 – 1987)
Florence Jackson Fray (1899 – 1990)

Hebron Lutheran Church Cemetery
Madison, Madison County, Virginia, USA

Source:, # 31108532.

Orange County Review (Orange, VA), January 30, 1992, p. 2.

Mary E. Fray
Mary Ellen Fray, 88, of Madison, died Monday, January 27, 1992, at Culpeper Baptist Retirement Communiy. Born February 5, 1903, at “Warwick”, Madison County, she was the daughter of the late John Dutton and Florence H. Jackson Fray.

Education included elementary at private school at home, attended Madison High School and graduated from Mont Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina in 1922. She received a B. S. degree from State Teachers College (JMU), Harrisonburg, in 1928 and was president of Student Government Association. Miss Fray taught in public schools at Upperville, Franktown, and Madison until 1941. She was clerk of the Local Selective Service Board for 28 years and a member of Hebron Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a niece, Florence Ann Hall of Falls Church; four nephews, Robert D. Fray of Greenville, South Carolina, John Michael Fray of Fredericksburg and Joseph J. And John T. Fray, both of Madison and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Hebron Lutheran Church on Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Baseler officiating. Internment in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of John Fray, Madison, on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Lutheran Church, Madison County Volunteer Fire Department or Madison County Rescue Squad.

Clore Funeral Home, Inc., Culpeper, is in charge of arrangements.