When James Alfonse Rainey was born on 4 August 1875, in Brookline, Greene, Missouri, United States, his father, James Knox Polk Rainey, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Caladonia Moore, was 29. He married Estella Doris Wakefield on 25 September 1909, in Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Snohomish Election Precinct 1, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1952, in Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States.
Irish (Antrim and Down) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ráighne, from a personal name derived from the Old Norse name Rǫgnvaldr, itself from ragn- ‘god, divine power’ + vald ‘power, rule’ (see Ronald , Reynold ). In Ireland the name became Mac Raighne, Ó Raighne, with modern forms Rainey, Raney, Reaney, Reanney, Reanny, Reany, Reinny, Rennie, Reyney, Ryney.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Regny (Loire, France) common in the 12th and 13th centuries.
English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Rayn(e)y, Renie, a pet form of Reynold .