Franklin Herschel Rainey

Male29 September 1881–3 October 1929

Brief Life History of Franklin Herschel

When Franklin Herschel Rainey was born on 29 September 1881, in Gentry, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Rainey, was 36 and his mother, Mary Lois Jolly, was 33. He married Octa May Berry on 23 January 1902, in DeKalb, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Maysville, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1918 and Miller Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1920. In 1918, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 3 October 1929, in Gentry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Berlin Cemetery, Miller Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Herschel Rainey
Octa May Berry
Marriage: 23 January 1902
Lottie Clair Rainey

Sources (10)

  • Frank Rarney in household of Joseph Rarney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank H Rainey, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Frank Herschel Rainey, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1902DeKalb, Missouri, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 5

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 15

    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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