Ora Ray Briner

3 November 1892–20 March 1970 (Age 77)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ora Ray

When Ora Ray Briner was born on 3 November 1892, in Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Briner, was 32 and his mother, Cora L. Cunningham, was 24. He married Leah Ethel Miller on 9 May 1917, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Berry Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 20 March 1970, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Ora Ray Briner
Leah Ethel Miller
Marriage: 9 May 1917
Kenneth Ray Briner
Melvin Dale Briner

Spouse and Children


    Leah Ethel Miller


9 May 1917
Henry, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Carroll Lawrence Briner


    Edra M Briner


World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.2 Probably also an Americanized spelling of Breiner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ora Briner in household of Cora Briner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ora R Briner in household of Isaac H Briner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Osea Briner in household of Isaac H Briner, "United States Census, 1900"

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