I think your birth year may be wrong. This page is from familysearch.org. You need to set up an account but it is free. It lists a Raymond Lake born May 2, 1895. One listing who was married to a Mary says he was born in 1896. Check the page, scroll down and see if any of the listings make sense.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Population Schedules for the 1900 Census; the 1920 Census; the 1930 Census; and the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) for Raymond Lake. The 1900, 1920 and 1930 census records are not yet digitized and available in the Catalog for Delaware. However, the 1940 census for Delaware ED 1-18 (See Sheet 11 B for Raymond Lake & family) is available. For access to and/or copies for the records that are not digitized, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA’s National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA’s National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. You can also fax the form to 314-801-9195 OR view the record by visiting the NPRC Archival Research Room in St. Louis, MO. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
We searched Ancestry and located Raymond Lake at age 4 on the 1900 census living with his parents & siblings; Raymond at age 24 on the 1920 census living with his wife & his brother’s family; at age 34 on the 1930 living with his wife, children, step father & nephews; his World War II Army Transport passenger list; and his VA Death File. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
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