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Lewis Johnston Raby

Male 1881 - 1964  (82 years)


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  • Name Lewis Johnston Raby 
    Born 17 Mar 1881  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 01 Dec 1915  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Height: 5 foot 9 inches
    Chest: 39 inches fully expanded, 3 inch range of expansion
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Brown
    Church of England: Yes 
    Military Service 01 Dec 1915  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    121st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force

    Ancestry.com. Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Regiment number 760117.
     
    Occupation 01 Dec 1915  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation shown on military attestation paper: "Broker" 
    Residence 01 Dec 1915  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1126 Howe Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada 
    Immigration 03 Aug 1916  Tacoma, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Declaration of intention to become a United States citizen filed with the United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma. Certificate shows born in Duncan, Ontario, Canada on 17 Mar 1883, which differs from military attestation by one month. 
    Address:
    1508 South Tacoma Avenue
    Tacoma, Washington
    United States 
    Residence 26 May 1918  Tacoma, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index shows:

    Displaying Record #5826
    Address Built: 1651 SO. 35th ST., Tacoma
    Year Built: 1918
    Permit: Lewis J. Roby
    TNL 5/26/1918 p. B6 permits

    From the Tacoma Public Library - See: http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/buildings/bldgv2.asp 
    Address:
    1651 South 35th Street
    Tacoma, Washington 98418
    United States 
    Died 26 Feb 1964  Neenah, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 29 Feb 1964  St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I513984040  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 

    Father John Raby,   b. 07 Aug 1844, Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Cruickshank,   b. 10 Feb 1842, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1932, Ladner, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F513881908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Bushby,   b. 26 Aug 1878, Cumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1918, Tacoma, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 03 Oct 1911  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2009 12:38:38 
    Family ID F513881899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1651 South 35th Street - Tacoma, Washington
    1651 South 35th Street - Tacoma, Washington
    This house, built by Lewis Raby in 1918, is described as a "new maternity home" in Alice [Bushby] Raby's obituary.

    These photographs were kindly taken by Sue Kellar.

    Documents
    Lewis J. Raby Attestation Papers - 1 Dec 1915 - Front
    Lewis J. Raby Attestation Papers - 1 Dec 1915 - Front
    121st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force
    Lewis J. Raby Attestation Papers - 1 Dec 1915 - Reverse
    Lewis J. Raby Attestation Papers - 1 Dec 1915 - Reverse
    121st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force
    Lewis Johnston Raby - Declaration of Intention Number 1158
    Lewis Johnston Raby - Declaration of Intention Number 1158
    Lewis Johnson [sp?] Raby - World War 1 Draft Card
    Lewis Johnson [sp?] Raby - World War 1 Draft Card
    Occupation shown as Shipwright at the Seaborn Shipyard Company, Tideflats, Tacoma, Washington. Date of birth shown as 17 Mar 1882, which is a year older than shown on naturalisation papers (in 1916), perhaps to avoid military service.

    Name: Lewis Johnson Raby
    City: Tacoma
    County: Pierce
    State: Washington
    Birth Date: 17 Mar 1882
    Race: White
    Roll: 1992175
    DraftBoard: 4

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Pierce County, Washington; Roll: 1992175; Draft Board: 4.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
    Alien Passengers Applying for Admission to the United States - Vancouver, B.C. - 24 Jun 1916
    Alien Passengers Applying for Admission to the United States - Vancouver, B.C. - 24 Jun 1916
    The manifest shows the Raby family arriving on the Princess Victoria on 24 Jun 1916:

    Lewis Johnston Raby, age 33, broker, resident at 1120 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C., $75 on hand, born in Duncan, Canada, first visit to United States, 5 feet 9.5 inches, black hair, hazel eyes.

    Alice Raby, age 36, no occupation, $250 on hand, born Sydney, Australia, last visited United States "summer of 1908," 5 feet 7.5 inches, brown hair, brown eyes.

    Martha Bushby, age 77, no occupation, no cash on hand, born Killearn, Scotland, 5 foot 6 inches, grey hair, blue eyes.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.
    1920 United States Census - Lewis Johnston Raby, wife Agnes, and former mother-in-law Martha Bushby
    1920 United States Census - Lewis Johnston Raby, wife Agnes, and former mother-in-law Martha Bushby
    The 1920 U.S. census shows Johnston R. Lewis [believed to be Lewis Johnston Raby], born in Canada, age 36 [year of birth c.1884], a shipwright at a ship yard, naturalised 1917, living with his second wife Agnes, age 32, born in Wisconsin. Also with them, described as a "boarder," is Martha Aitken, age 80 [born c.1840], born in Scotland.

    They live at 1651 South 35th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98418.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Tacoma Ward 5, Pierce, Washington; Roll: T625_1937; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 327; Image: 263.
    The Raby Family - 1901 Census of Canada
    The Raby Family - 1901 Census of Canada
    The 1901 Census of Canada shows Lewis J. Raby, born 17 Mar 1881 in Ontario, living with his father John Raby, a farmer, and his mother Mary.

    Province: Ontario
    District: Grey (East/est)
    District Number: 64
    Sub-District: Euphrasia
    Sub-District Number: C-1
    Family Number: 12
    Page: 2

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. RG31, T-6428 to T-6556.
    Lewis Johnston Raby Birthdates
    Lewis Johnston Raby Birthdates
    Kathy McDonnell's spreadsheet showing the various dates of birth used by Lewis Johnston Raby.
    Death Certificate - Alice [Bushby] Raby - Washington State Board of Health
    Death Certificate - Alice [Bushby] Raby - Washington State Board of Health
    This death certificate shows that Alice Raby died on 3 Nov 1918 of broncho pneumonia following Spanish influenza. She was attended by E. L. Carlsen, M.D. from 28 Oct 1918 to the time of her death, at 10:15 PM.

    She is shown as born on 14 Aug 1881 in Australia, and employed as a nurse. Her father is shown as James Bushly [Bushby], and her mother as Martha Aitken. she is a 37 year old widow, yet the informant is Lewis J. Raby, 1651 South 35th Street, believed to be her husband. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery on 6 Nov 1918.
    Obituary of Lewis J. Raby - <i>Appleton Post-Crescent</i> - Thursday, 27 Feb 1964 (page B12)
    Obituary of Lewis J. Raby - Appleton Post-Crescent - Thursday, 27 Feb 1964 (page B12)
    135 1/2 Union Street, Neenah

    "Age 80, passed away Wednesday morning at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born March 17, 1883 in New York and has been a Neenah resident since 1957. Mr. Raby is survived by his wife, Mayme, and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be Saturday morning at the Westgor Funeral Home, Neenah, with interment in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 until 9 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society will be appreciated."
    Alice [Bushby] Raby Obituary - <i>Tacoma News Tribune</i> - 5 Nov 1918
    Alice [Bushby] Raby Obituary - Tacoma News Tribune - 5 Nov 1918
    "Mrs. Lewis Raby - Mrs. Alice Raby, 37 years old, wife of Lewis Raby, 1651 South 35th Street, died Sunday night of pneumonia. She was a private nurse and with her husband had only a few days ago completed and taken possession of a new maternity home. The body was removed to George W. Piper's."

    Thanks to Sue Kellar for obtaining this copy for us.

    Headstones
    Grave of Lewis J. Raby (1883-1964) and Mayme M. Raby (1890-1971)
    Grave of Lewis J. Raby (1883-1964) and Mayme M. Raby (1890-1971)
    From St. Margaret's Cemetery, Neenah (Winnebago County), Wisconsin. Kindly photographed by Linda Schlaak, Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin, USA. See her page at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&GRid=35435051&MRid=46961623&

    Albums
    Alice Bushby Raby - Tacoma, Washington Probate Doc
    Alice Bushby Raby - Tacoma, Washington Probate Doc (6)
    Copies of documents from the Superior Court of the State of Washington, Pierce County, for the probate of the Estate of Alice Raby, Deceased. Case 12781

  • Sources 
    1. [S5004] Ancestry.com (Reliability: 3), 03 Aug 1916.
      Name: Lewis Johnston Raby
      Age: 33
      Birth Date: 12 Mar 1883
      Birth Location: Duncan, Ontario, Canada
      Spouse: Alice
      Arrival Year: 1916
      Issue Date: 3 Aug 1916
      State: Washington
      Locality, Court: Tacoma, District Court
      Title: Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1890-1957
      Description: Declarations of intention, 1913-1919, #1501-2000
      Series: M1542

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.

    2. [S5005] Appleton Post-Crescent Newspaper, Page B12 (Reliability: 3), 27 Feb 1964.

    3. [S5003] British Columbia Archives - Canada, (www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca), Reg Number 1911-09-066265; BC Archives Microfilm B11376; GSU Microfilm 1983704 (Reliability: 3), 03 Oct 1911.