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Dr Louis Watson Raison
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Birth: May 9, 1853
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1917
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA



"Dr. Louis W. Raison, one of the city's physicians, died at his home, 612 East Crawford avenue, yesterday morning at 1:50 o'clock from croupous pneumonia after an illness of but a few days. He had not been in good health for the past year or more. Fourteen months ago he was stricken with paralysis which affected his speech. Some time later he sustained another stroke and while he was deprived of speech he was still able to be about and attend to some of his practice. Friday night he was taken ill and on Monday was forced to take his bed. Pneumonia developed a day or two ago and his condition gradually became more serious, death ensuring at an early hour as stated above."

"Dr. Raison was a native of Kentucky, and was born at Ashland May 9, 1853. His parents were a prominent southern family, his father for some years being a judge of the county courts. A brother, a prominent attorney of Ashland for years, died three years ago. Dr. Raison was schooled in Kentucky and Ohio. For many years the physician was a railroad physician for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company at Foxburg. He has been a resident of Altoona for the past fifteen or sixteen years. The physician was twice married, his first wife being Miss Josephine Carr, who died 5 years ago. Four sons and a daughter born to this union survive. They are Charles, of Denver; Roy, of Alma, Mich.; Carr, of Altoona, and Albert, of Pittsburg. A sister, Mrs. Eva Hartzell, lives in Ohio. The second wife was Miss Clarice H. Thompson, of Altoona. She with two small children, Clarice A. and Aeola S., also survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. Miller Herr, of the Christian Alliance Church. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery."
Source: "Deaths of the Day"; Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pa.); January 6, 1917; page 16

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The daughter referred to from Dr. Raison's first marriage, but not listed was Lillian Raison McCoubrey Holton Elder.
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Raison, L. W. (2013). Light the Soul. London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1913)
Foreward by L. W. Raison - "I have no apologies to offer for the varied thoughts called into action while producing this volume of poems - they came as an inspiration when life's duties and responsibilities pressed upon me during the day, yet these offsprings travailed and were often times given birth in the small hours of the night. They could no more be suppressed than mortal could fathom the power of the Divine Master. These children of my mind are varied - some of them were forged from the home of thought with such generosity that it were impossible to retain all when my pen was taken in hand to transcribe them. They all sprang involuntarily and unbidden from the heart in its manifold moods. I lovingly dedicate them to my beloved parents, the noble father of whom I was deprived many years ago, and my dear aged mother who passed into the realms of bliss only a few short years agone."




Interred, 1/7. Stevens Mortuary, Altoona. Mrs. Clarence (Clarice) Raison, lot owner. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Amanda Koram Raison (1828 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Clarice Thompson Raison (1884 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian Josephine Raison Elder (1886 - 1963)*
 
 Sibling:
  Evelyn R Raison Hartzell (1850 - 1934)*
  Louis Watson Raison (1853 - 1917)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. B, Lot 204
 
Maintained by: cbb
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24596579
Dr Louis Watson Raison
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