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- [S1225] Two Brothers in the Pennsylvania Triangle, Margaret Jane Dunnihoo, (Erie, Pennsylvania: self published, 1974.), p. 24.
- [S2476] Proper, James Ray: WW1 Draft Card, (Online , Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. JAMES RAY PROPER, Erie County Pa., Draft Board 1, Roll 2022697, Ancestry.com image 2022697-5164.).
- [S1579] WW1 Draft Registration Cards, (www.ancestry.com, 2005: NARA micropublication M1509, 4582 rolls), Erie County, Pennsylvania, Draft Board 1, Roll 2022697.
June 5, 1917, at Wattsburg Boro, Erie, PA.
JAMES RAY PROPER, age 26, address Wattsburg, PA, born Nov 10, 1890 in Fauncetown, Crawford County, PA.
Occupation: farmer, employed by Alfred H. Austin in Wattsburg.
Married with wife & 4 children.
Description: tall, stout of build, blue eyes, brown hair.
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- [S2885] Pennsylvania Certificate of Death, James R Proper, Erie county file 80478 (1957).
- [S2475] Proper, James Ray (I196): 1920 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T625, roll 1565, enumeration district (ED) 60, sheet 1A, page 17A, line 32, dwelling 8, family 8; image accessed 1/6/2009.), 1920.PA.Erie.Amity.60.1.
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