William Eldee Rakes

Male3 October 1892–15 January 1985

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 Rakes, 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 (13)

  • William E Rokes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Elder Rakes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • William Eldee Rakes, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1970Franklin, Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    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 (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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