Interesting that William Ray states he was born in Lincolnton, NC on his draft registration card and Davidson County is listed in his death record. There is a William Ray Cashion who was born in Davidson County, NC, with a birth date of March 18, 1906.
From JS: William Ray Cashion b Sep 5, 1905 d. Aug 17, 1997 m. Aug 31, 1935 Edna Earle Bolick b. Oct 25, 1906 d. Mar 31, 1979
William Ray Cashion son of Chas Cleveland Cashion and Lula Howard Cashion. Auto Mechanic, worked and lived in Asheville . 1927/1928.
↑ Find A Grave Memorial# 66551185, William Ray Cashion, Crawford-Ray Memorial Gardens, Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLS4-QLH : 29 October 2015), William R Cashion in household of Charles C Cashion, Catawba Springs, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 65, sheet 15A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,130.
↑ The National Archives at Atlanta, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Record Group: RG 147, Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Box: 64,.Source Information, Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
↑ Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. North Caroline Deaths, 1997-2004. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina.
↑ The National Archives at Atlanta, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Record Group: RG 147, Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Box: 64
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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