Raymond R Updegraff

29 December 1916–7 January 1969 (Age 52)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Raymond R

When Raymond R Updegraff was born on 29 December 1916, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Charles David Updegraff, was 40 and his mother, Laura Elizabeth Hackenberg, was 29. He married Nellie Laura Coffey on 23 July 1942, in Union, Hertford, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Empire, Mendocino, California, United States in 1938 and Riverbank Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1969, in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Saint Louis, Gratiot, Michigan, United States.

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Raymond R Updegraff
Nellie Laura Coffey
Marriage: 23 July 1942

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23 July 1942
Union, Hertford, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 1

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 15

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Altered form of a Dutch topographic name for someone who lived near a tomb.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Raymond Updegraff in household of Susan Hackenberg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond R Updegraff in household of Charles E Updegraff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond R Updegraff in entry for Mr Charles D Updegraff, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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