Harris, Ray.

Biography

Harris, Ray (Howard, Ray); October 1, 1910, Winnipeg (Wiwonipey), Manitoba, Canada, (Russia); Russian American; AMB; Jewish; Father Abraham Harris, Mother Sally Harris; 4 years college for nursing and was working on a BS degree; No prior military service; Single; Registered Nurse at Bellevue Hospital; CP January 1936, Hospital Workers Union; Received Passport# 366518 on January 8, 1937 which listed her address as 354 West 18th Street, NYC, and Care of Sally Harry Universal Press, 724 5th Avenue, NYC; Sailed January 16, 1937; Arrived in Spain on January 28, 1937; Served with the Republican Medical Services, Served with the 35th Division, front hospital, and Hospital at Vich; Returned to the US on December 31, 1938 aboard the President Harding; WWII served as a nurse in the the shipyards; Married name Marantz; d. April 5, 1998; Was in the first group of the American Medical Bureau to sail for Europe.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 551, ll. 61-65; Opis 6, Delo 565, ll. 24 (fiche); Canadian; Momryk; Petrou; ARP Survey response.
Photograph: Ray Harris in Spain, Opis 6, Fond 545, Delo 551.