Raymond Charles Blight

24 November 1892–27 June 1949 (Age 56)
Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Raymond Charles

When Raymond Charles Blight was born on 24 November 1892, in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Richard Henry Blight, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Jones, was 22. He married Lucille Eleanore Petrie on 25 January 1912, in Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died on 27 June 1949, in Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56.

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Raymond Charles Blight
Lucille Eleanore Petrie
Marriage: 25 January 1912
Margaret Ray Blight
Doris Helen Blight
Rhea Jane Blight

Spouse and Children

25 January 1912
Luzerne, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Irish or English: variant of Bligh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Raimond Blight, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray C Blight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Blight in household of Richard Blight, "United States Census, 1910"

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