William Eldee Rakes

3 October 1892–15 January 1985 (Age 92)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Eldee

When William Eldee Rakes was born on 3 October 1892, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, William M Rakes, was 48 and his mother, Martha Ann Thompson Rakes, was 34. He married Sarah Frances Hudson on 4 May 1970, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1892 and Endicott, Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 January 1985, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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William Eldee Rakes
Sarah Frances Hudson
Marriage: 4 May 1970

Spouse and Children

4 May 1970
Franklin, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William M Rakes


    Martha Ann Thompson Rakes




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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 2

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rake .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eddle Rakes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eldee Rakes in household of William Rakes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William L D Rakes in household of William M Rakes, "United States Census, 1900"

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