The burial record in Cemeteries of Brown County has the following entry:
Mt Sterling City Cemetery, pp 232, 264
Harland D. Ray (1892-1928) Co. D 2nd Div. WWI
On page 423 of the same book, they have a military honor roll. On that page he is listed:
Harland D. Ray WWI Pvt. Army Co. D 2nd Div. d. 18 Apr 1927
This gives you a little better death date and some additional military information.
Van Ray is listed as his father and Elizabeth (Bates) Ray is his mother. They also are buried here. Note also the name spelling of Harland instead of Harlan. This could be an error. Since he died in 1927, you can get his death certificate from the State of Illinois. Last time I checked they were charging about $15. The death certificate will be somewhat better than the death record. You can look up his obituary in the Mt Sterling paper. They have that year on microfilm in the Mt Sterling Public library. Sometimes you can get them on interlibrary loan. I did to a library in Denver, CO.
Hope this helps.
From: john [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 12:24 PM
To: Ken and Laurie Huffman
Subject: Re: my uncle
the informaton that i sent you is all the data i have..........thanks for your reply