Saturday, March 22, 2014

Passport Application - Raymer W. Tinsley - 1914

Raymer Wendell Tinsley, son of Wilburn S. Tinsley and Hattie Pernola Bennett, was born at Hartford 2 February 1890. Raymer (Ray) married Emma Alice Keown and they had four children. Raymer's application for Passport stated that he was a teacher.

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
Age: 24
Passport Issue Date: 17 Feb 1914
Passport Includes a Photo: No
Residence: Hartford, Kentucky

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