James Alfonse Rainey

Male4 August 1875–23 August 1952

Brief Life History 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 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.

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James Alfonse Rainey
Estella Doris Wakefield
Marriage: 25 September 1909
Vester James Rainey
Cela Fern Rainey

Sources (19)

  • James A Rainey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jas A Rainey, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • James Rainey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1909Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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 (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 .

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

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