Raymond Lyons Pound1,2,3

ID# 261, (1914 - 1998)
FatherEarl Clifford Pound4,5,6 (14 Jul 1876 - 28 May 1945)
MotherErna Myrtle Sacre4,7,8 (20 Jul 1878 - 5 Feb 1975)

Key Events:

Birth: 2 Feb 1914, Brawley, Imperial Co., California9,10,11
Marriage: 8 Nov 1942, Chico, California, Jessie Ruth Glabe (21 May 1918 - 27 Aug 2007)10,12
Death: 10 Aug 1998, Placentia, California13,14
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

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Narrative:

     Raymond Lyons Pound was born on 2 Feb 1914 in Brawley, Imperial Co., California.9,10,11
     He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Brawley, Imperial Co., California, in the household of his parents, Earl Clifford Pound and Erna Myrtle Sacre.5
Raymond L. Pound
Blue and Gold, U. C. Berkley, 1937
He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Brawley, Imperial Co., California, in the household of his parents.6
     He attended Brawley Junior College, then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley, completing four years of college in total.15,16,17,18

Becoming a Cruise Line Photographer --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     He took up photography as a hobby in high school, and after graduating from college he made that his profession. He was listed as a photographer in the 1937 city directory of Brawley.19,20 By late 1937 he was a ship's photographer for the American President Lines, traveling between San Francisco and the Orient. He was engaged as a photographer on the S. S. President Hoover in San Francisco 10 Sep 1937, listed as a member of the crew when the ship arrived in Honolulu 10 Sep 1937, from Yokohama, Japan. He made at least one additional voyage on that ship before he was engaged on the S. S. President Coolige in 1 Jun 1938, is recorded as a member of the crew when that ship arrived in Honolulu, from Yokohama, on 13 Jul 1938, and another arrival 7 Sep 1938. He moved to the Atlantic, sailing on the S. S. Uruguay from New York to ports on the east coast of South America. He made at least six voyages, with arrivials in New York from 29 Nov 1938 until 3 Oct 1939. He returned to the President Coolige in 1940, making at least seven voyages, the last found arriving 6 May 1941.21,22,23,24
     He appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Brawley, Imperial Co., California, in the household of his parents, but listed as a lodger. He was reported as living in Brawley in in 1935, but not shown as living in the "same house."25

The Army Photographer --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     Raymond enlisted in the Army Air Corp 6 Jun 1941 in San Francisco, California, as a private. During the War he took publicity photos of planes and officers.26,27 By 1942 he had become a sergeant, stationed at the Army Air Base in Chico, California, where he met his wife to be.28,29
     Raymond married Jessie Ruth Glabe, daughter of William Frederick Glabe and Estella Pearl Watson, on 8 Nov 1942 in Chico, California.10,12
     After they were married, they lived in Chico during the War. In 1945 they were living at 379 E 2d Ave.30,31
     Raymond and Jessie moved to San Mateo, California by 1946, where they were living at 730 28th, staying there until 1948.32,33 They moved briefly to his mother's home in Brawley, staying long enough to be recorded in the 1949 city directory there, before moving Placentia, Orange Co., California, about the same year. They bought a house there at 114 Orange Grove Ave., where they lived the rest of their lives.34,35

Establishing Himself in Placentia --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---

Raymond L. Pound Rodeo Photo
Life 30 Jun 1952, pg 116

     Raymond served elected to the city council of Placentia in 1956. A year later he was elected mayor, serving until 1960, during a turbulent time as the city faced challenges from explosive growth. He also chaired the committee that managed moving his church to a new location.28
     After his move to Placentia he opened his studio, Pound Photographs, taking senior portraits for local high shools for many years along with photographing weddings and other events. In addition to his portrait work, he took a large number of "stock" photos using his children, relatives and neighbor's children, and animals he raised as subjects. They were sold to magazines and others through his agent for many years.28,36
     He also traveled throughout California taking rodeo pictures, getting in the ring with with bulls and broncos with his large-format Graflex camera to get the best photos. He developed the photos in a small travel trailer outfitted as a laboratory and sold them to the cowboys while still at the events. He was fond of telling about other photographers being amazed that he was using the type of camera he did, because the image he was viewing in the camera was reversed left to right, creating the danger that he would run the wrong way to escape a charging animal.28,37 He semi-retired in the early 1990's, with his assitant taking charge of the studio.28
     Raymond died on 10 Aug 1998 in Placentia, California, at age 84, at his studio.13,14

Children:
     Children with Jessie Ruth Glabe:

The children of Jessie and Raymond are still living.

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 47, shows name as Raymond Lyons Pound.
  2. [S4017] Earl C. Pound household, 1940 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California, shows name as Raymond Lyons Pound.
  3. [S921] "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," Ancestry.com, record for Raymond L Pound.
  4. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 47.
  5. [S4015] Earl C. Pound household, 1920 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California.
  6. [S4016] Earl C. Pound household, 1930 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California.
  7. [S4015] Earl C. Pound household, 1920 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California, shows him as the son of her husband.
  8. [S921] "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," Ancestry.com, record for Raymond L Pound, shows mother's maiden name as Sacre.
  9. [S921] "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," Ancestry.com, record for Raymond L Pound, shows date and county.
  10. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 47, shows date, town, and state.
  11. [S4015] Earl C. Pound household, 1920 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California, shows age 6 and state.
  12. [S280] Pound, "Pedegree Chart - McHargue / Pound", shows date.
  13. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, 11 Aug 1998.
  14. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows date, and at his studio.
  15. [S4021] Blue and Gold, pg 144, shows he transferred from Brawley Junior College.
  16. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows he attended UC Berkeley.
  17. [S4017] Earl C. Pound household, 1940 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California, shows he completed four years of college.
  18. [S1356] "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," Ancestry.com, record for Raymond L Pound, shows he completed four years of college.
  19. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows photography as his hobby in high school.
  20. [S4019] Los Angeles Directory Co's Imperial Valley Directory, 1937, pg 271.
  21. [S4022] S.S. President Hoover arrival 10 Sep 1937, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1912-November 1954, also found on roll 112, arrival 9 Nov 1937.
  22. [S4018] S.S. President Coolige arrival 13 Jul 1938, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, August 1912-November 1954, also found on 7 Sep 1938 arrival; roll 127, arrival 29 Mar and 20 May 1940; roll 128, arrival 18 Jul 1940; roll 129, arrival 20 Sep 1940; roll 130, arrival 17 Nov 1940; roll 131, arrival 16 Jan and 8 Mar 1941 ; and roll 132, arrival 6 May 1941.
  23. [S4023] Uruguay arrival 29 Nov 1938, Passenger Lists, New York, 1897-1957, also found on roll 6271, arrival 10 Jan 1939; roll 6287, arrival 21 Feb 1939; roll 6307, arrival 4 Apr 1939; roll 6338, arrival 31 May 1939; roll 6406, arrival 3 Oct 1939.
  24. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows he was a photographer for the American President Lines, traveling between San Francisco and the Orient right before World War II.
  25. [S4017] Earl C. Pound household, 1940 U.S. Census, Imperial Co., California.
  26. [S1356] "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," Ancestry.com, record for Raymond L Pound.
  27. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows he his role in the war.
  28. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register.
  29. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998, said Jessie and Ray met at a bowling alley.
  30. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998.
  31. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, 1945, pg 209, shows them at 379 E 2d av, his occupation as USA.
  32. [S4020] Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo City Directory, 1946-47, pg 304; 1947-1948, pg 323; and 1948-1949 pg 375.
  33. [S24] Interview, Carmen Glabe Reigel, 7 Oct 1998, saying they lived in San Mateo.
  34. [S4019] Los Angeles Directory Co's Imperial Valley Directory, 1949, pg 274.
  35. [S3028] Pound obituary, The Orange County Register, shows they moved to Placentia three years after Lynne was born.
  36. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, recalling observing his brother and cousin Lee acting as subjects of some stock photos, and hearing Jessie's stories of shool and wedding photos.
  37. [S110] Personal knowledge of author, recalling tales by Ray of his rodeo photos.