9/12/1918 Rt 1, Humboldt, Coles Co, IL. was the address he gave when he registered for the draft. He verified his birth date and place and gave farming as his occupation, working for his father David at the same address. He was tall, medium build with bray eyes and light brown hair.
4/29/1930 N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. Recorded in the census were Raymond, 30, married for the first time at age 25, to Geneva, 22, who was 17 at the time. They had 2 daughters, Letha, 4y 3 mo, Betty, 3y 7mo. Raymond was a general farmer, owned the home and had a radio. Several Whitley families were neighbors.