Raymond B. Detwiler

about 1894–about 1977 (Age 83)
Mountville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Raymond B.

When Raymond B. Detwiler was born about 1894, in Mountville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham K. Detwiler, was 31 and his mother, Alice Baker, was 18. He lived in Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1977, in Mountville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Abraham K. Detwiler
Alice Baker
Raymond B. Detwiler
Edgar Baker Detwiler
Cuyler Detwiler
Chester B. Detwiler

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Detweiler , or a habitational name for someone from a farm named Dettwyl in Aargau canton, Switzerland.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Raymond Detweiler in household of Abram K Detweiler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Raymond B Detwiler in household of Abram K Detwiler, "United States Census, 1900"

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