Earle Vance Victor Peter Raubeson

Earle Vance Victor Peter Raubeson

Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 10 Feb 1961 (aged 70)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 125446121 · View Source
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His parents were Louis J Cahn & Matilda Schlesinger Cahn. His original name was Lazar Cahn.

Earle Vance Victor Raubeson first came into this world as Lazar M Cahn, on the 8th of February 1891. He was born in Auxier,Floyd,Kentucky,USA. He was the second generation American Jew for his family. His parents were Louis J Cahn & Matilda Schlesinger Cahn. He was the third child out of 5 children born to his parents. His older brother Edgar M Cahn died at the age of three in 1893. Family story's state he died from cholera. Note: On Edgar's grave stone it states youngest son.

His oldest sister Miss.Reine Gail Cahn/Brunner/Srunner passed away in 1962. He also had two younger sisters. Miss.Edna J Cahn/Payant/Donnelley who passed in 1981. And his baby sister Miss.Virginia "Regina/Jean" H Cahn/Clyne/Kress who passed away in 1988.

According to family documents and US census records for his family They lived in many locations. Theses locations include but not limited to the following places: Auxier,Floyd,Kentucky,USA, Wilkinson, Mississippi,USA, East Baton Rouge,Louisiana,USA, St Louis Ward 28,St Louis (Independent City),Missouri,USA, St Joseph,Missouri,USA, Chicago Ward 2,Cook,Illinois,USA.

It was originally believe that he changed his name to Earl Raubeson in 1917. He did this to hide his Jewish blood line from his wife's Catholic family. But resent documents that have been discovered showing name change happened during or Pryor to 1914.*

He was a enlisted member of the Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Strong in Massachusetts Pryor to WW1. During WW1 he served in the US Army.

On 15th of January in 1917 he married his love Marie Frances Gertrude Cameron, whom was from a Catholic Scottish family. The marriage took place at Saint Mary of the Annunciation Parish located on Norfolk Street, in Cambridge,Massachusetts,USA. The Priest who married them was named Dennis W Brown. By November of that same year their first child my grand father Colin Louis Raubeson was born. They would have 6 more boys and 1 daughter.
He worked many jobs and trades during his life time. One of his know nicknames was "Peter The Plumber".
His wife Marie passed away in the 1940's.* At which point he spent the remaining part of his years living in the New Haven,Connecticut area near two of his sons.

So his name as listed at time of his death was Earl P Raubeson according to Connecticut Department of Health. Connecticut Death Index.

*Pending documentation via US Gov.

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Lazar, born Feb 8 1889, was the second of five children born to Louis Cahn and Mathilda Schlesinger. He and his older sister Reine, and their younger brother Edgar, who died at the age of 3, were all born in Woodville, Mississippi. His two younger sisters, Edna and Regina, were born in Louisiana.

By 1900, the family had moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he attended school and by 1910 to Chicago, Illinois.

By 1917, Lazar had assumed a new identity as Earle Raubeson and had married Marie Cameron. They made their home in Massachusetts, where they resided until Marie's death in 1940. He then moved to New Haven, Connecticut where some of his adult children resided, and he lived there until his death.

There are several stories as to why Lazar took on his new identity. He not only changed his name, but also his year and place of birth, claiming Feb 8 1891 as his birthdate and Auxier, Kentucky as his birthplace on future records. On his death certificate, his son provides his correct birthdate of Feb 8, 1889 but states his birthplace as Lexington , KY.

Lazar remains a bit of a mystery. Under his new identity he used a number of variations of his new name, including:
Earle Peter Raubeson in 1917 when he married (listing his father's last name as Raubeson rather than Cahn);
Earle Vance Victor Peter Raubeson on his WWI Draft Registration;
EV Peter Raubeson for the 1920 Census;
Earle P Raubeson for the 1930 Census;
Earle Vincent Raubeson on his WWII Draft Registration;
On his death certificate, he's Earle Peter Raubeson, that information provided by his son Charles.

He served in the Army before WWI, and was called up as a reservist and assigned to the arsenal at Waterton. He was discharged from the Army in Boston. He and Marie raised eight children, seven sons and one daughter.
Marie died in 1940, believed to be in the Boston , MA area, but her death records and burial info remain elusive. Lazar died in 1961, and his remains were cremated at Evergreen Crematory in New Haven, CT and his ashes returned to Keenan Funeral Home for the family.
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Gravesite Details He has two diffirent birth dates listed on record for two diffirent States. This was probly due to the name change and to hide his Jewish Roots. See photos of Documents which back his date of birth and place of birth. Including his signature.

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