Person record: WRAY, Cecil  (1866-1944)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameCecil WRAY
Relevance of this personengineer and inventor of cinematograph equipment 
Main period of activity1890s
Relationships to other peoplebusiness partner of BAXTER, C.W.  (c.1875-6 1911)
23 October 1866born atBroughton, Lincolnshire, England
1881resident2 Southbrook Terrace, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1891resident52 Grantham Road, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1891-1892~24memberNational Society of Lanternists
5 April 189124census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3640.71.13
1897-1898~30partnerBaxter & Wray
1899~32partnerCecil Wray & Co.
1901resident18 Hallfield Road, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
31 March 190134census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/4156.97.35
1911resident27 The Bank, Eccleshill, Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
2 April 191144census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/26651
30 September 194477died atQueensland, Australia
Hardware linked to this personinventor: Kineoptoscope (cinematograph, Riley Brothers, 1896)
(* = main subject)

* Stephen Herbert and Luke McKernan (editors), Who's who of Victorian cinema: a worldwide survey (London: British Film Institute, 1996), p. 155

Help: a journal of social service (1891-1892) Vol. 1 No. 8 (1 September 1891), p. 155
  –  member of National Society of Lanternists

Notes in OMLJ 9.106 (March 1898)
  –  cinematograph show in Bradford

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