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Ernest Lewis "Ernie" Raynor
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1867
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1929
Cook County
Illinois, USA


According to word received by Carbondale friends Ernest L. RAYNOR is critically ill in the General Hospital in Chicago. Mr. RAYNOR formerly lived in this city and has donated very liberally to the Business and Professional Woman's Club for the Woodlawn cemetery fund. Mrs. Ralph ALLISON, formerly of Murphysboro is a sister of Mr. RAYNOR.

[Later] -- Mr. RAYNOR died in the Chicago hospital Monday. The funeral and burial were held there Tuesday. The deceased is survived by one sister and one brother, Mrs. Ralph ALLISON of Columbia, and De Witt RAYNOR of Detroit, Michigan. (from 1929 newspaper clippings found in Family bible)


The funeral of Ernest RAYNOR, formerly of this city, was held in Chicago today. Mr. RAYNOR was one of the large donors to the fund which was used by the Business and Professional Women's Club to beautify the old city cemetery on East Main Street. Mr. RAYNOR leaves a sister, Mrs. Ralph ALLISON, of Columbia, Ill., and a brother, DeWitt, of Detroit, Mich.

Mr. RAYNOR, who was crippled, worked in Carbondale as a printer, more than 25 years ago. Despite his handicaps, however, he became successful in Chicago, and although not wealthy, made a good living. He never accumulated wealth. But he was known for his generous benefactions to needy relatives. For years he rendered financial aid and kept in tolerable circumstances Mrs. Anna LINCOLN, aged widow, who lived in Carbondale for more than half a century. The woman died about 4 years ago. Her husband was a distant relative of the Emancipator. Mrs. LINCOLN was a step-mother of RAYNOR.

[Carbondale (IL) Free Press, Nov. 12, 1929 (front page)]
Family links: 
  Alonzo R. Raynor (1843 - 1919)
  Celestia Tryphosa Lincoln Raynor (1842 - 1911)
  Ernest Lewis Raynor (1867 - 1929)
  Edna Fidelia Raynor (1876 - 1880)*
  Mary Celeste Raynor Allison (1877 - 1955)*
  Dewitt Clinton Raynor (1881 - 1940)*
  Joseph Pierce Raynor (1886 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Karen Allison
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
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Ernest Lewis Ernie Raynor
Added by: Karen Allison
Ernest Lewis Ernie Raynor
Added by: Karen Allison
Ernest Lewis Ernie Raynor
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- Karen Allison
 Added: Jun. 17, 2012

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