Dora Rayner

25 August 1895–
Montrose, Jasper, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Dora

When Dora Rayner was born on 25 August 1895, in Montrose, Jasper, Mississippi, United States, her father, Vandorn A Rayner, was 23 and her mother, Julia F, was 27. She married Alonzo Alvin Warren about 1916, in Mississippi, United States. She lived in Beat 3, Jasper, Mississippi, United States for about 40 years.

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Alonzo Alvin Warren
Dora Rayner
Marriage: about 1916

Spouse and Children

about 1916
Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 12

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 32

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Rainer, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from an inflected form of German rein or central Yiddish rayn ‘pure’.3 Probably also an altered spelling of German Reiner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora Ramin in household of Vandorn Rainer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora L Rainer in household of Vandorn Rainer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora Warren in household of Alonza Warren, "United States Census, 1920"

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