Last rites will be conducted a 1:30 o'clock today (Thursday) for Fred A. Raymond, 91, oldest resident of Henry, and one of the oldest in Marshall and Putnam counties, who died at his home Tuesday morning. Had Mr. Raymond lived until the 23rd of this month (August) he would have reached his 92nd birthday. The Rev. J. A. Johnson will officiate at the services, which will be held at the M.E. church under direction of A. B. Smith. Casket bearers will be John Broadus, William Brokaw, Thomas Hubbell, George Pace, Richard M. Tremain and T. Floyd Monier. Interment will be made in Henry City cemetery.
Frederick A. Raymond was born at Burlington, Hartford county, Connecticut, on August 23, 1842, and is descended from an old New England family. At the age of seven years he came with his parents to Illinois, locating in Putnam county. He was educated in the rural public schools in Putnam county, and in the schools at Henry. At the conclusion of his school days, he took up farming, and successfully followed this occupation for many years. On September 15, 1870, he was united in marriage to Mary F. Tabor of Henry. One child was born to this union, Evaline. The wife died in 1881. Five years later in 1886, Mr. Raymond was again married to Amanda Camery, who survives.
(Henry News Republican Aug 10, 1933)
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