Biography of Edward W. Raymond
Buchanan County, IA Biographies





Edward W. Raymond is conducting a well equipped job printing establishment at Independence and is accorded a liberal and well deserved patronage He is likewise a well known figure in the musical circles of the city as leader and instructor of Raymond's Concert Band. He has a wide acquaintance and many friends attest their high regard for him. His birth occurred at Manchester, Iowa, June 28, 1867, his parents being Charles A. and Emma (Fleiseh) Raymond, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of New York city. In early life the father learned the trades of a carpenter and mason. He was quite young when he accompanied his parents to Iowa, and at the last call for troops to serve for one hundred days during the Civil war, he joined an Iowa regiment and went to the front. After the cessation of hostilities he followed various vocations, continuing his residence in Manchester, however, until his death. His widow afterward married Stephen S. Potter and is again a widow, now residing in Independence.

Edward W. Raymond was the eldest of five children born of his mother's first marriage. His education was acquired in the public schools of Manchester and when but thirteen years of age he began learning the printer's trade at that place, being connected with the Manchester Press for five years. He afterward entered the office of the Manchester Democrat, with which he was associated for eight years. He then came to Independence and rented the job department of the American Trotter, a few years later purchasing that part of the plant and thus establishing the present E. W. Raymond job printing house. He has since continued in the business and his place is equipped with all of the latest and most improved kinds of presses and other printing machinery for doing the most up to date and attractive work. He has a stitcher, perforator, cylinder press, punching machine and, in fact, everything to be found in a first class job printing office. He does contract work in addition to the usual run of business which comes to the job printing office and he is accorded a liberal patronage. He is likewise interested in other local enterprises and is accounted one of the progressive, enterprising business men of the city.

On the 10th of April, 1887, occurred the marriage of Mr. Raymond and Miss Emma Elizabeth Alcock, who was born near Manchester, Iowa, a daughter of Ralph and Almina (Krapfl) Alcock, the former a native of New York and the latter of Holland. The father was a farmer in early life but eventually took up his abode in Manchester, where he was employed by others. There he passed away in 1912, but his wife is still living in Manchester. To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond have been born three children: Earl Edward, who was born in October, 1889; Minona Mildred, born August 5, 1892; and Clarence Lionel, born December 12, 1906. The elder son wedded Miss Mary Fern Jeannette Farris, a native of Independence, and they have two children: Jeannette Farris, born May 26, 1913; and Earline Elizabeth, born May 5, 1914. Earl E. Raymond is assisting his father in the printing business.

In fraternal circles Mr. Raymond is well known. He has attained the Knight Templar degree in the York Rite, the thirty second degree in the Consistory and is now sword bearer in the Commander. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Owls His political allegiance is given the republican party and he served for one term as alderman. He is the present chief of the volunteer fire department and on the 11th of August, 1913, was given a certificate recognizing his twenty years of service in the company. He is also well known as the leader and instructor of Raymond's Concert Band, numbering twenty six pieces, and his musical talent has been one of the notable attractions of many public and private gatherings in this section of the state. He has an inherent love of music which he has developed through study, and he has made the band of which he is the head one of the leading musical organizations of the state.

From:
History of Bachanan County, Iowa
And its People
By Harry Church and Katharyn J. Chappell
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1914


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Bachanan County, IA
Biographies

Iowa
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Ohio
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012