Ada Jordan Pray was a music teacher, composer, pianist and soprano. Born in California she studied the arts from an early age and attended the University of California. Upon graduation she studied in Europe at the University of Leipzig and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She composed for vocal and piano as well as a one act opera. Mrs. Pray lived in Livermore, Berkeley, Chico, and Durham, California. She taught music, German and French in Cloverdale, Chico, Oroville, Gridley, Berkeley, Fresno State Teachers College and Marysville Junior College. Ada Gertrude Jordan married Lee Walker Pray in 1915. In 1920 she established the Ada Jordan Pray School of Music in Oroville. She performed throughout Butte County.