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Ray Leon Wallace

Ray Leon Wallace

Male 1945 - 2003  (58 years)

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  • Name Ray Leon Wallace 
    Born 22 Jan 1945  Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth Certificate for Ray Leon Wallace
    Birth Certificate for Ray Leon Wallace
    Date & Place of Birth: 22 Jan 1945, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas
    Father of Child: William Wallace
    Mother of Child: Flossie Yocham
    No. of children of this mother now living: 6
    Attending physician: L. M. Weast, MD
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 1965 
    tall, slender, blue eyes, blond hair 
    Occupation 1965  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Auctioneer at Mountain Home Sale Barn and livestock dealer. Sold cattle, horses, goats, hogs, and other types of livestock. He also would handle estate and personal sales. 
    Residence 1965  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1966  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 1967  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Occupation 21 Feb 1971  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Auctioneer, employed by West Monroe Livestock Auction while also holding private auctions selling estates, private sales, and horse & mule auctions. 
    • Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, February 19, 1971, p 13.
    Horse Sale
    Horse Sale
    Advertisement for the first Horse & Mule sale at the West Monroe Livestock Auction on Sunday, February 21, 1971. Clay Wilson, Leon's boss did not like holding these types of auctions but allowed Leon to run them. Rita managed the office and did the bookkeeping.
    Newspaper 19 Mar 1971  Hope, Hempstead Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hope Star, Hope, Arkansas, March 19, 1971, p 6.
    Auction for Carrol Messer Food Center
    Auction for Carrol Messer Food Center
    An advertisement in the Hope Star newspaper to sell all fixtures and equipment for the Carrol Messer Food Center at 206 East 2nd Street, Hope, Arkansas, on March 22, 1971. Leon Wallace was the Auctioneer from Monroe, Louisiana.
    Newspaper 15 Dec 1972  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, December 15, 1971, p 21.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Newspaper 15 Jan 1973  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, January 15, 1973, p 12.
    Dewey Craig Bennett to Ray Leon Wallace
    Dewey Craig Bennett to Ray Leon Wallace
    From corner common to Sec 8, 9, 16, and 17 - T16N R4E Dist N of Red River cont. 28A - $18,200.
    Newspaper 9 Apr 1973  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, April 9, 1973, p 21.
    Real Estate Transfers - Cash Deeds
    Real Estate Transfers - Cash Deeds
    Ray Leon Wallace et ux to Tommy Franklin Tharp -- From corner common to Sec. 8, 9, 16 and 17 -- $27,200.
    Residence 1974  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    221 Westside Drive, ZIP 71291 
    Residence at 221 Westside Drive, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
    Residence at 221 Westside Drive, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
    Leon, Ryan, Clarissa and I lived in this three bedroom, two bath home for seven years. Was in the Claiborne School District. Was within one mile of the West Monroe Livestock Auction where Leon worked.
    Newspaper Jan 1976  West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Robbery of $800 from a bank bag in the Wallace's home. Never solved. Proceeds from one of Leon's horse and mule sales. 
    Robbery Is Investigated
    Robbery Is Investigated
    Theft of $800 from bank bag in home of Leon Wallace.
    Newspaper 14 Jun 1976  Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, June 14, 1976, p 12.
    Local Man competing for Title
    Local Man competing for Title
    Leon competed in the 1976 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship at New Holland, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, USA. He won one of the regional contests and brought home a big trophy that resides at the Cattlemen's Livestock Auction, Harrison, Arkansas. On the plane home, the trophy had its own seat on the plane.
    Occupation 1981  Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Auctioneer and cattle dealer, employed by the Springfield Livestock Auction. 
    Residence 1981-1982  Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1982  Fair Grove, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence at Rt. 1 Box 355B, ZIP 65648, Fair Grove, Dallas Co, Missouri
    Residence at Rt. 1 Box 355B, ZIP 65648, Fair Grove, Dallas Co, Missouri
    Lived on an 80-acre farm with two story, three bedroom, three bath home. Had large barn and swimming pool. Creek ran across the lower part of the farm. Ryan and Clarissa went to Fair Grove Jr. High and High School in Greene County.
    Occupation 1985  Harrison, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cattleman's Livestock Auction
    Cattleman's Livestock Auction
    Owner-operator and auctioneer of Cattleman's Livestock Auction. Leon opened Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction in August 1985 in downtown Harrison. He ran it for 10 years before building the state-of-the-art barn in July 1995 north of Harrison. The building was constructed with both the buyer and seller in mind. It has a spacious loading and unloading space and new computer software. The former barn located downtown was in need of multiple repairs. Due to the growth in the cattle industry, Leon felt the new barn just made sense. After Leon's death in 2003, the family kept the barn running for a year and then leased it out for a few years before selling it to Carl Campbell and Landon Logan. Leon and Carl became good friends through the years. One of the many ventures of Leon and Carl was when they were partners in a cattle operation at the Sheeks Ranch in Cabool, Missouri.
    Cause of Death (Facts Pg) 14 Oct 2003  Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Abd carconomatosis, psuedo mgxomatous peretoni 
    Social Security Number Issued in Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    534-44-6320 
    Died 14 Oct 2003  Harrison, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ray Leon Wallace, 58, of Harrison died Tuesday, Oct. 14 (2003) at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Cattlemen's Livestock Auction on Highway 65 North in Harrison with Rev. Carroll "Curly" Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Christenson Funeral Home. The family will have dinner at the Cattlemen's Livestock Restaurant preceding [should have read following] the funeral service. Burial will be in George's Creek Cemetery [Marion County, AR]. Pallbearers will be David Wallace, Jack Wallace, Will Hunt, Donnie Wallace, Ron Wallace, Brad Wallace, Pete Wallace and Michael Johnson. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Roy Lee, Dr. Tom Bell and friends and employees and patrons of the Cattlemen's Livestock Auction. Memorials may be made to the Education for Youth in Agriculture through [the] First National Bank of Green Forest. The son of Bill and Flossie Yocham Wallace was born Jan. 22, 1945 in Peel [Marion Co., AR]. He had been a resident of Boone County for 19 years and a prior resident of Missouri and Louisiana and was a native of Yellville in Marion County. He was owner and auctioneer of Cattlemen's Livestock Auction. He was runner-up champion in 1976 of the World Auctioneer contest. He was a member of and served on the Board of Directors of Arkansas Beef Council and was a supporter of the area vo-ag program. He loved hunting, fishing, horses, and mules and was recognized by The Daily Times as one of the area's most influential people this year. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe Bill and O. G. [Otis Grant] Wallace. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Wallace of the home; a son, Ryan Chase Wallace of Highlandville, MO.; four daughters, Clarissa Elise Chemali of Kansas City, MO; Amanda Jo Wallace, Kayla Lynn Wallace, and Lacey Tanae Gross [she is actually a step-daughter] all of Harrison; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Johnson and Suzie Wallace, both of Yellville; two brothers, Jim Wallace and Max Wallace, both of Yellville; three grandchildren, Devon Rae Wallace, Casey Jordan Wallace and Raylen Chase Wallace; and lots of nieces and nephews. [Source: Harrison Daily Times, Harrison, Arkansas, October 15, 2003; Bolivar Herald-Free Press, Bolivar, Missouri, October 22, 2003]
    Buried 16 Oct 2003  George's Creek Cemetery, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ray Leon Wallace
    Ray Leon Wallace
    Husband of (1) Rita Foster (2) Kathy Trotter (3) Sherrie Long. Son of William Harvey & Flossie Mae (Yocham) Wallace.
    Person ID I8  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2021 

    Father William Harvey Wallace,   b. 5 Jul 1904, Hammond, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1985, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Flossie Mae Yocham,   b. 29 Sep 1905, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1993, Harrison, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1923  Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Marion County. Marriage Book K-566, 25 Feb 1923. W. H. Wallace, 18, and Flossie Yocham, 16, married by H. H. Chappell, JP.
    Marriage Record for William Harvey Wallace and Flossie Mae Yocham
    Marriage Record for William Harvey Wallace and Flossie Mae Yocham
    Bond for Marriage License. W. H. Wallace, Principal, and Floyd Wallace, Security, obtained the license on 22 Feb 1923. Marriage License states that W. H. Wallace of Dugginsville, Ozark Co, Missouri, 18, and Miss Flossie Yocham of Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, 16, authorized to marry. Certificate of Marriage. H. H. Chappell, JP [Flossie's uncle] married the couple on 25 Feb 1923. Chappell recorded the marriage on 15 Mar 1923, in Clerk's office, Yellville, Arkansas.
    Mr. & Mrs. William Harvey Wallace
    Mr. & Mrs. William Harvey Wallace
    The photograph was taken on their wedding day, 25 Feb 1923 in Peel, Marion County, Arkansas, at the home of James Allen Yocham, Flossie's father.
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Clarissa Elise Wallace,   b. 24 Nov 1969, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2015, North Kansas City, Clay Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sherry Long 
    Married ca 2002  Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1982 - Fair Grove, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCause of Death (Facts Pg) - Abd carconomatosis, psuedo mgxomatous peretoni - 14 Oct 2003 - Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Oct 2003 - George's Creek Cemetery, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wallace & Friends Deer Hunt, ca. 1960
    Wallace & Friends Deer Hunt, ca. 1960
    Third from left is Carl Max Wallace, kneeling beside him is Leon Wallace wearing his Yellville-Summit high school letterman jacket. The second person from Leon is his father, William Harvey "Bill" Wallace. Behind Bill is his eldest son James Homer, known as "Jim." The young man in front of Jim is Gary Francis "Pete" Wallace. The other men not named are unknown at this time. The photograph was taken on the square in Yellville, Arkansas.

  • Notes 
    • Surname: Wallace

      Is this the most famous Scottish surname? It is certainly near the top of the tree given the exposure of tradition, myth, and Hollywood, who manage to combine both. It is therefore a surprise to most people to know that for many nameholders, the origin may not have been Scottish at all, but English, Welsh or Breton! Recorded in the spellings of Wallace, Wallice, Walles, Wallis and Wallas, and first recorded in England, the surname derivation is from the Norman French word 'waleis', meaning a 'foreigner'.

      In England this was generally taken to mean a Welshman or a person living in the border counties of England and Wales, or a Celt from Cornwall, or a former Breton who settled in East Anglia after the Norman Conquest of 1066! Quite a range of possibilities. To add to the confusion the old 12th century British kingdom of Strathclyde, which nominally at least owed sovereignty to the king of England, extended north from the west end of what is now the English-Scottish border, upto and beyond the Clyde Valley. The inhabitants of this region were known as 'walensis', and it was here that Sir William Wallace was born.

      The surname is first recorded in England in the mid 12th Century (see below), and early recordings include Robert Walleis in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk, in the year circa 1168. The surname is first recorded in Scotland in 1190 when one Richard Waleis witnessed a charter relating to Kelso Abbey. Sir William Wallace (1272 - 1305), the Scottish patriot, hero of romance, and joint Warden of Scotland, (he was also known as the "Terror Anglorum"), organised the Scottish army in 1296 and for ten years kept the invading armies of Edward I of England at bay. He was ultimately betrayed, taken prisoner, and executed as a traitor in London on August 24th 1305.

      The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert Waleis, which was dated circa 1156, in the "Book of Seals" of Warwickshire. This was during the reign of King Henry 11nd of England, and known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189.

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