Valeria Alice Botts

27 November 1869–18 October 1971 (Age 101)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Valeria Alice

When Valeria Alice Botts was born on 27 November 1869, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Sidney Jasper Botts, was 26 and her mother, Miriam Alice Coke, was 20. She married William Car Rawlings on 15 November 1892. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Elliott, Montgomery, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 October 1971, in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 101.

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William Car Rawlings
Valeria Alice Botts
Marriage: 15 November 1892
Ocea Mirian Rawlings
Ward William Rawlings
Clyde C. Rawlings
Sidney Thomas Rawlings
Janice Mary Rawlings

Spouse and Children

15 November 1892


Parents and Siblings

    Sidney Jasper Botts


    Miriam Alice Coke




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bott .2 Americanized spelling of German Botz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Valeria Botts in household of Sidney Botts, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Valera Rawlings in household of William Rawlings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Valeria Rawlings in household of Will Rawlings, "United States Census, 1930"

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