Maurice Allen Raikes

9 January 1913–1 July 1997 (Age 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Maurice Allen

When Maurice Allen Raikes was born on 9 January 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Horace Edwin Raikes, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ellen Olcott, was 27. He married Gladys Viola Pearson on 29 February 1940. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 July 1997, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Maurice Allen Raikes
Gladys Viola Pearson
Marriage: 29 February 1940

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29 February 1940

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 3

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rake .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maurice A Raikes in household of Horace E Raikes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Morris Allen Raikes in household of Horace Edwin Raikes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maurice Allen Raikes, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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