Obit: Raymond, George Walter, (1870 - 1881)



Surnames: Stevens, Raymond, Priest


----Source: Spencer Advance, 26 May 1881, pg. 1, Federal Census Records


Spencer Advance, Spencer, Wisconsin (20 Jan. 1881 - 14 Jul 1881), Elias W. Stevens, publisher; Elbert E. Stevens, Local Editor.


Mr. A. W. RAYMOND'S family are indeed passing through the furnace of affliction.  About four weeks ago their youngest child (Ralph) passed to the thither shore, and a week ago, Saturday "Nettie" Priest, a sister of Mrs. Raymond, was stricken down, in the dawn of young womanhood; and now bleeding hearts are lacerated a fresh by the loss of another member of the family.  Last Saturday night, about ten o'clock another son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond, GEORGE WALTER, age 11 years, crossed the mystic river, to join the loved once gone before.  Words are of little worth, and human sympathy avails but little in such bereavement, but all hearts in the community beat in sympathy with the afflicted ones.


They came inn bless up for awhile,

With sunshine, love and mirth,

With hearts so pure and free from guile,

Too pure and good for earth;

They're roaming now with angels bright,

Who tread the other shore,

They took them from our home and sight,

With us to dwell no more.


----Source: Spencer Advance, 26 May 1881, pg. 1




Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Raymond wish to thank the many kind friends in Spencer and Loyal who comforted and sustained them in their deep affliction by their ready aid and sympathy.  "Sorrow divided, loses half its sting," and the heartfelt sympathy of our friends has been a great aid to bear our burden bravely.


1880 Federal Census, Spencer, Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: Walter Raymond
Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Alonzo Raymond
Father's Birthplace: New York, United States
Mother's Name: Jane A. Raymond
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 10 years
Occupation: At School 
Household Gender Age
Head: Alonzo Raymond M 35
Spouse: Jane A. Raymond F 30
Frank Raymond M 12
Walter Raymond M 10
Willie Raymond M 8
Maude Raymond F 6
Ralph Raymond M 1
Kate Barringer F 19
Mary David F 18
Jasper Powers M 21
Lonzo K. Priest M 65
Charles R. Grove M 24
John Mc Vean M 41
John Coyhois M 18
Hugh Mc Kinistrie M 21
James Polifka M 22
Anderson Lewis M 43
Frank Rumford M 21
Lyman Lane M 22
Samuel H. Burbank M 39





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