Biography of Lyman Raymond
Winona County, MN Biographies

LYMAN RAYMOND, flour barrel manufacturer, south side King street, near Huff. Business is the manufacture of hand made barrels, and has been now in operation a little over six years. His lots front 120 feet on King, are 150 feet deep, and upon them are erected the main manufactory, 120 x 30 feet, a starage room 60 x 24 feet, and a building 120 x 24, used partly for manufacturing and partly for storage. The number of hands employed averages fifty, and two teams are constantly employed. Product is from 500 to 800 barrels a day, all disposed of in the home market. Mr. Raymond was born in Camden, Oneida county, New York, September 4, 1820; was educated in the common schools of his native place, and followed the farm until he was eighteen years of age, and for the next five years was salesman in a lumber firm. In 1843 he started business for himself in Camden, and was so engaged until 1854, when he came to Winona county, took up a farm in Utica township near Lewiston, which he sold out the following year, 1855, and returning to Camden resumed his old business, which he conducted until 1863. He then returned to Winona county, and was engaged in farming in Utica township for five years, then removed to Lewiston, still interesting himself in farm operations. His first barrel manufactory was started at Lewiston in 1872. and two years later removed to this city. For the past ten years Mr. Raymond has been extensively engaged in grain-threshing operations, and during the season of 1882 had four steam thresh ers at work, employing a force of sixteen hands.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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