William Thomas Riner

Male7 August 1874–1952

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Riner was born on 7 August 1874, in Boone, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Davis Reiner, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Threlkeld, was 42. He married Rosa Lee Zimmerman on 3 August 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1952, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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William Thomas Riner
Rosa Lee Zimmerman
Marriage: 3 August 1898
Keifer Melvin Riner

Sources (15)

  • William Riner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm L Riner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Thomas Riner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    3 August 1898Boone, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    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 1

    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.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    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

    Americanized form of German Reiner .

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

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