Raymond Rexford

1925–2010 (Age 85)
Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Raymond

When Raymond Rexford was born about 1925, in Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Ernest Delon Rexford, was 35 and his mother, Mabel Woodin, was 27. He died about 2010, in California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Delon Rexford
1890–1962
Mabel Woodin
1898–1987
George Rexford
1922–1969
Raymond Rexford
1925–2010
Ernest Leroy Rexford
1929–2011
Ethel Lucille Rexford
1928–2017
Russell Rexford
1930–1998

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 23

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rexforth, a topographic name for someone living at a river crossing or ford near a place called Rex, perhaps the one near Fulda, Hesse.

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

Sources (2)

  • Raymond Rexford in household of Earnest Rexford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Raymond Rexford - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Raymond Rexford

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