Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Ray Baugh, manager of the Monterey Furniture Company is a progressive business man and the best thing about his make-up is that his foresight and wideawake-ness are directed to affording the highest and most dependable service to others. He was born in Oklahoma, June 8, 1901, and his parents were A. R. and Delia (McCarty) Baugh, who have many friends in this locality who hold them in high esteem. The Baugh family came to Monterey in 1914, when his father had already had experience in the garage and furniture business.

Ray Baugh attended the public schools of Oklahoma and Los Angeles, where the family lived for a while, and he continued in the high school of Monterey, after which he went to the Stanford University in Palo Alto. Then he worked in Stockton for a time, afterward dropped down into the Imperial valley and on his return joined his father in their fine store on Alvarado Street. Mr. Baugh, Sr., being an expert machinist and mechanic, prefers to follow his trade, while the son looks after the store. Between the two, the one selling, and the other making and repairing the furniture, the firm enjoys an excellent trade.

The Monterey Chamber of Commerce finds an interested and helpful member in Mr. Baugh. In national political affairs he is a republican and fraternally is connected with the Modern Woodmen. Both son and father are public-spirited to a high degree, and they find pleasure in helping to promote good propositions for the benefit of the community.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.