James Alfonse Rainey

4 August 1875–23 August 1952 (Age 77)
Brookline, Greene, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Alfonse

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 26 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.

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James Alfonse Rainey
Estella Doris Wakefield
Marriage: 26 September 1909
Vester James Rainey
Cela Fern Rainey

Spouse and Children

26 September 1909
Spokane, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 14

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

Irish or Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raighne, Ó Ráighne, from a personal name derived from the Old Norse name Rǫgnvaldr ( see Ronald , Reynold ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Rainey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James A Rainey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James A Rainey, "United States Census, 1920"

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