Michael Raymond

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MICHAEL RAYMOND, retired business man, residing at Leechburg, Armstrong County, was born Jan 18, 1859, about three hundred miles distant from the city of Rome, in Italy. The place in which he was born was a fishing village, and he became a fisherman and continued as such until he came to America.

In January, 1888 with his wife and eldest son, Daniel, Mr.Raymond reached the harbor in New York, and from came directly to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he engaged in the fruit business for a short time . He then went to Omaha, Nebr., but three months later returned to Pennsylvania for some four months he resided at Oil City and then came to Leechburg, where he embarked in the fruit and produce business and continued from1889 until his retirement in 1911. Mr Raymond proved an excellent business and through his energy, prudence and good judgment acquired a comfortable competency ; He is the owner of valuable real estate at Leechburg. He was married in Italy to Phillipe Bordnord.

Source: Page 780, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Bonnie Schultz for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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