Etta Florence Painter

6 October 1873–24 February 1902 (Age 28)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Etta Florence

When Etta Florence Painter was born on 6 October 1873, in Delaware, United States, her father, William J Painter, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Coffman, was 27. She married Sylvester Harve Rawlins on 7 February 1897, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 24 February 1902, at the age of 28.

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Sylvester Harve Rawlins
Etta Florence Painter
Marriage: 7 February 1897
Floyd Roscoe Rawlins

Spouse and Children

7 February 1897
Delaware, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 9

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in central and southern England.2 German: topographic name for someone living in a fenced enclosure ( see Bainter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Etta F Rawlins in household of Sylvester H Rawlins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella Painter in entry for Floyd R. Rawlins, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Etta Florence Painter - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 24 February 1902; Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

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