Raymer graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1912. He attended the University of Illinois and attained a Master of Arts degree with a major in German. His thesis was titled Realism in Theodor Storm's Novels, and was published in 1915. The thesis can be found online at:
At various times he lived in Texas, New York, Mississippi, and Georgia. Raymer Tinsley died 1 May 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia. Note: Some researchers say that Raymer died at Lanark Village, Franklin Co., Florida, but he is listed in the Georgia Death Index.
While in Texas, Raymer served as a Special Agent for the Department of Justice.
Name: Raymer W. Tinsley
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1890
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Passport Issue Date: 17 Feb 1914
Passport Includes a Photo: No
Residence: Hartford, Kentucky