Alga Ray Rackley

19 November 1919–16 October 1964 (Age 44)
Rex, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Alga Ray

When Alga Ray Rackley was born on 19 November 1919, in Rex, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Benjamin Washington Rackley, was 31 and his mother, Leonora Gertrude Chloe Jones, was 28. He lived in Wheeler Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Grand View Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 16 October 1964, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 44.

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World Events (8)

Age 1
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre
Age 2
 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
Age 13
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Berkshire): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, which would derive its name from Old English hrēac ‘mound’ ( compare Rackham ) or hraca ‘throat’, ‘gulley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Alger Rackley in household of Thomas W Rackley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alga Rackley in household of Thomas W Rackley, "United States Census, 1930"

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