Thomas Jefferson Rader

13 February 1855–27 December 1968 (Age 113)
Marshall, Saline, Missouri, United States

The Life 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 Radar

Spouse and Children

4 November 1874
Saline, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 34

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

German:1. occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’. 2. ( Räder ): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’. 3. occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’. 4. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rād, rāt ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. 5. Americanized spelling of German Röder ( see Roeder ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Rader in household of Andrew M Rader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J Rader in household of Andrew M Rader, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm T Rader in entry for Chas A Ward and S Myrtle Rader, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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