Biography of Walter H. Raymond

Raymond, Walter H., was born in Elba, N. Y., July 25. 1845, a son of William C. and Sarah (Southworth) Raymond. William C. Raymond came to Bethany in 1828 and soon after removed to Batavia, where lie entered the employ of Alva Smith; in 1830 be formed a partnership with Mr. Smith and established a business in Elba, in which he was engaged up to the time of his death. His children were William H., born December 16, 1839, served in Company H, 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery for three years; Walter H., Mary A., wife of Prof. Samuel P. Moulthrop, now residing in Rochester; and Charles L., born July 30, 1853, and who is now in the city engineer's office in Rochester. The family trace back to the Raymonds in Connecticut, who were among the pioneers of that State. William H. married Waitie, daughter of Christopher and Roxanna Larkin; they have two children: George L. and Winifred. Walter H. married Flora A., daughter of John Wilder; two children have been born to them: Maud, and Grace (deceased). The business house of the Raymonds at Elba is one of the landmarks of Genesee county. William H. served as supervisor for four years, and Walter H. as postmaster for several terms.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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