Contributed by his great granddaughter Claire Tohill
Raymond L. Hoadley was born July 15th 1900 in Earlville, New York. Located about 4 hours north of New York City, Earlville was an extremely small village of 1.1 square miles. At the age of 20, Raymond enrolled in the Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he was involved in many social and academic societies. He also wrote a daily column for a campus magazine. His love for writing grew, and upon graduation he became a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the Brooklyn Eagle. While living in Brooklyn in 1930, he married Elizabeth Briggs and they had two children, Douglass and Gail. In 1940 he became the financial editor of the New York Herald Tribune. In his later years, he and his family retired to Fair Lawn, New Jersey until his passing in 1964.
History and Facilities of the Bureau of Business Research. School of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, 1941.
Found in the Hoole library archive of Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, The History and Facilities of the Bureau of Business Research is a 111-page book published by the University of Alabama`s School of Commerce and Business Administration in 1941 and is composed of three parts: “Review of the First
“Raymond! What are you boys up to this evening? Hopefully no trouble?”
These kinds of inquisitions were always thrown towards my great grandfather by porch-sitting neighbors as he and his friends would scour the streets of their hometown on weekend nights in search of fun. During these outings,
“Raymond it is three in the morning! What are those incessant clicks and bells you`re making?” This is what my great grandfather heard most early mornings while he still lived at home with his family. Whenever he felt the creative urge to write, he always did—even if the noise of his typewriter was “incessant.”