Donald Lee Ravey - 22 July 1929 - 22 August 2014
Ravey Streets Around The World
I was surprised recently to discover that there are several streets in cities around the world named Ravey Street.   The one in Austin, Texas may actually be named for my family (my father was born in Austin and several relatives have lived there, over the years).   The one in London, U.K. was no doubt named for the Irish Ravey family (whose family name came from O'Rabeigh, or something like that).   I can't account for the two towns in Louisiana, although I know that there is a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post named Ravey near New Orleans, and I know, too, that there were Raveys in France from the 15th century, so some may have emigrated to Louisiana when it was a French territory.   And I have no clue as to who the one in Ontario, Canada was named after.   In any case, with the help of Google Maps and its Street View, here is what Ravey Streets look like, all over the world!
Austin, Texas, my father's birthplace (but he grew up in Fort Worth, so I'm not sure what the connection may be — perhaps the street was named after my grandfather):
Austin, Texas
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
London, U.K., not far from the old City of London.   In both photos, Ravey Street is the one that goes off to the upper right (they are diagonally accross the intersection from each other. It appears more of an alley, but the sign says Ravey Street:
London, UK
London, U.K.
London, U.K.
Belle Chasse, Louisiana, just across the river from New Orleans; the Mississippi River is just behind these homes on the left. — I lived in New Orleans in 1962-63, just a few miles from here, but didn't know the street existed, although I had once accidentally observed a VFW post named Ravey not so far from here:
Belle Chasse, LA
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Lake Arthur, Louisiana.   Looks like a quiet, rural area:
Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Arthur, Louisiana
Clarington, Ontario, Canada.   Nice neighborhood:
Ontario, Canada
Ontario, Canada