A. Evangeline Gaines

Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of A. Evangeline

When A. Evangeline Gaines was born in 1902, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Luther W Gaines, was 31 and her mother, Bessie Lee Phares, was 24.

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Luther W Gaines
Bessie Lee Phares
A. Evangeline Gaines
Mary Ethel Gaines
Virginia C Gaines

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World Events (3)

1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 0
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 1
A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility
Age 15
Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Gain , with post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has also assimilated several surnames of Welsh origin, such as Gainous , derived from Gurganus .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Annie Evangeline Gaines, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
  • A. Evangeline Gaines in entry for Russell D. Hosaflook, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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