William Eldee Rakes

Brief Life History 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, was 34. He married Sarah Frances Hudson on 4 May 1970, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. He lived in Endicott, Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Big Lick District, Roanoke, 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

Sources (14)

  • William E Rakes, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Wm ... Rakes, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • William Elder Rakes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English (Somerset) a variant of Rake with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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