Orville Paine Gannaway

16 September 1907–6 May 1972 (Age 64)
Rhea, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Orville Paine

When Orville Paine Gannaway was born on 16 September 1907, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, his father, Onslow Glenmore Gannaway, was 41 and his mother, Syrene Louise Henderson, was 38. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 6 May 1972, at the age of 64, and was buried in Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, United States.

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Orville Paine Gannaway
Eva Mary May Abel

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Onslow Glenmore Gannaway


    Syrene Louise Henderson




    Eliza Louise Gannaway


    Orville Gannaway


    Lucille Gannaway



    Louise Gannaway


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 15

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Janaways, the Middle English name for someone from the seaport of Genoa in Italy. This was taken as a plural, but is in fact an English spelling of the Old French adjectival form, Genoveis, Italian Genovese ‘Genoese’ ( see Genovese ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orville Gannaway in household of Lee Hodges, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orville P Ganaway in household of William L Hodges, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville Ganoway in household of Glemmore Ganoway, "United States Census, 1910"

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