Rachel Gertrude Henry

30 May 1891–12 January 1965 (Age 73)
Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rachel Gertrude

When Rachel Gertrude Henry was born on 30 May 1891, in Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States, her father, James Henry, was 50 and her mother, Emily Adelaide Bickford, was 37. She married Reverend Claude Elmer DeWitt on 9 June 1916, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in La Harpe, Allen, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 January 1965, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Reverend Claude Elmer DeWitt
1884–
Rachel Gertrude Henry
1891–1965
Marriage: 9 June 1916
Robert R Dewitt
1917–
Dorothy Ann DeWitt
1919–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1916
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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

Age 16

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel G Henry in household of Emma A Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachel G Henry in household of Emma A Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachel Henry in household of James Henry, "United States Census, 1900"

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