Born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 18, 1884. J. Raymond was the son of engraver Willard Thorpe. After settling in Los Angeles in 1903, he remained there until his death in Orange on Oct, 29, 1968.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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