Raymond Stanley Lister

25 July 1874–1957 (Age 82)
Grosse Ile, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Raymond Stanley

When Raymond Stanley Lister was born on 25 July 1874, in Grosse Ile, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, James J Lister, was 39 and his mother, Sophia M. Clark, was 35. He married Ida E. Higgins on 15 August 1908, in Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Holloway, Raisin Township, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died in 1957, in Holloway, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83.

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Raymond Stanley Lister
Ida E. Higgins
Marriage: 15 August 1908

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15 August 1908
Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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

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  • Raymon S Lister in household of James J Lister, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Raymond S Lister in household of William Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Raymond S Lister, "United States Census, 1940"

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