Title:Reuel Ford Pray family papers, approximately 1895-1978 (bulk 1895-1925)
Creator/Contributor:Pray (Family, Westwood, Calif.), creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Pray, Reuel Ford, 1874-1944, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Pray, Ruth Wright, 1876-1963, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Pray, Reuel Ford, Jr, 1906-1987, creator.
Contains mostly newspaper clippings and a small amount of personal ephemera of the Reuel Ford Pray family, including a handwritten,
leather-bound "Resolutions" booklet signed by the faculties of the Westwood Public School system in recognition of Reuel Pray
Sr.'s eight-year service as Clerk of the School Board (dated January 12, 1923). Signatures are divided by high school and
grammar school and include their subject areas and grades taught. Also includes a printed 1895 Minnesota high school graduation
announcement for his wife, Ruth Wright "Birdy" Pray.
Pray family -- Archives
Pray, Reuel Ford -- 1874-1944 -- Family -- Archives
Pray, Ruth Wright -- 1876-1963 -- Family -- Archives
Red River Lumber Company.
Westwood High School (Westwood, Calif.) -- Faculty -- Autographs
Fletcher Walker Elementary School (Westwood, Calif.) -- Faculty -- Autographs
Lumber trade -- California -- Westwood
Forest products industry -- California -- Westwood
Reuel Ford Pray family papers, BANC MSS 2018/197, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photographs and objects transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2018.091).
Print materials have been transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Reuel Ford Pray, Sr. (April 10, 1874-April 16, 1944) was the general manager of the Red River Lumber Company located in Westwood,
California for almost 30 years before accepting a similar position with the Hutchinson Lumber Company of Oroville, California.
His wife, Ruth Wright "Birdy" Pray (February 29, 1876-July 23, 1963), owned and operated an apartment building on Clay Street,
San Francisco. Their son, Reuel Ford Pray, Jr. (July 16, 1906-April 11, 1987) attended Hitchcock Military Academy in San Rafael,
California and the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating as a mechanical engineer who helped design the tail controls for
the DC-3, invent a solid waste pump, and design a Navy submarine guidance missile inspection system.
Purchase; Argonaut Book Shop; 2018.
BANC MSS 2018/197 box 1
BANC MSS 2018/197