Male, born 1905-10-17, died 2001-12-31

Associated with the firms network

Garren, William I., Architect; Masten and Hurd, Architects; Raney, Vincent G., Architect; Reimers, Frederick H., Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, H.G. Atherton, Architect, Anderson, IN, summer 1928; Draftsman, Frederick J. Reimers, San Francisco, CA, 1930-1936; Draftsman, William I. Garren, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1930-1936; Draftsman, Masten and Hurd, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1934-1935; Principal, Vincent Raney, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1935- ; in 1933, voter's records described his occupation as "draftsman," but by the following year it was "architect."

Raney joined the American Institute of Architects, Northern CA Chapter, in 1937; in 1962, Raney reported being a Registered Architect in the States of CA and HI.


Coursework (one year), University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, 1925; coursework (part-time), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1930; B.Arch, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1930;


According to voter's records, Raney lived at 749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, and was a registered Democrat in 1932-1933; he moved to 860 Sutter Street in 1934, living there until 1936 at least; by 1940, he lived at 507 Castenada Street. Raney lived at 1300 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA, from at least 1973 until his death in 2001. Raney also occupied an office at 166 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA, from at least 1970-1993.

His father was Frank Raney (born c. 1973 in IN) and his mother, Ruth Ellen Gootee Raney (born c. 1875 in IN); Frank and Ruth married c. 1897. According to the 1920 US Census, Raney lived in Reeves, IN, where his father was a farmer, his mother, a homemaker; brothers Rufford and Vincent worked as farm laborers; in 1930, his father worked as a laborer doing odd jobs in Loogootee, IN, having lost or sold his the farm during the 1920s. Vincent had two brothers, Rupert B. (born c. 1899 in IN), or "Rufford B." as his name appeared in the 1920 Census, and Aidan A., Sr., who became a physician (born c. 1911 in IN-d. 05/16/2002 in Los Angeles, CA), and possibly six sisters, Mary Elvenia (born 10/1898 in IN), Margaret (born 06/07/1903 in IN- died 08/09/1994 in Los Angeles, CA), Paula (born 10/05/1907 in IN), Irma G. (born c. 1913 in IN), Mary (born c. 1914 in IN) and Ivana or Victoria I. (born 02/28/1918 in IN).

He married Edna Raney (born c. 1907 in Ridgeway, ON, Canada).

Vincent and Edna had at least one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (born c. 1937 in San Francisco, CA) and a son, Gerard Eugene (born c. 09/1940 in San Francisco, CA).

SSN: 559-50-5026; Raney traveled to and from Honolulu, HI a number of times between 1941-1950s, for business and pleasure. (He designed the Kuhio Theatre in Honolulu, HI, in 1945.) He left San Francisco, CA, aboard the S.S. Mariposa on 08/06/1941 and arrived there on 08/11/1941, accompanied by this wife and two children. The family returned aboard the S.S. Lurline to Honolulu on 06/20/1948. He departed Honolulu, HI, on 01/09/1955 aboard a ship bound for San Francisco, CA. Edna arrived in Honolulu by ship on 08/07/1955.

Associated Locations

  • Loogootee, IN (Architect's Birth)
    Loogootee, IN

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