Thomas Jefferson Rader

Male13 February 1855–27 December 1968

Brief Life History of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Rader was born on 13 February 1855, in Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States, his father, Andrew McCoy Rader, was 30 and his mother, Isabelle Abdenida McFarland, was 27. He married Adelia Delora Elliott on 4 November 1874, in Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Oronogo, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 27 December 1968, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 113.

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Thomas Jefferson Rader
Adelia Delora Elliott
Marriage: 4 November 1874
William Thomas Rader
Henrietta May Rader
John Wesley Rader
Jesse Leroy Rader
Sarah Myrtle Rader

Sources (14)

  • Thomas Rader in household of Andrew M Rader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Jefferson Rader - Individual or family possessions: Family Bible: birth-name: Jessi Lee Rader
  • Thomas J. Rader, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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  • Marriage
    4 November 1874Saline, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 8

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


    Age 33

    Historical Boundaries 1888: Kittitas, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Kittitas, Washington, United States 1899: Chelan, Washington, United States

    Name Meaning

    German (also Räder): occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’.

    German (Räder): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’.

    German: occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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