John Rager

1 August 1881–18 August 1964 (Age 83)
Murdock, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of John

When John Rager was born on 1 August 1881, in Murdock, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Henry Rager, was 22 and his mother, Emily Isabel Emma Pottenger, was 21. He married Louvella Mae Bradley on 13 January 1903, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Macy, Thurston, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 18 August 1964, in Walthill, Thurston, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Walthill, Thurston, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rager
1881–1964
Anna Bell Chase
1887–1974
Marriage: 1908
Florence Rager
1909–
Dallas Roland Rager
1910–1978
Clarence Rager
1912–1945
Donald Leonard Rager
1916–1965
Delbert Rager
1924–1987
Shirley Rager
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1908
Pender, Thurston, NE
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1878–1949Male

    Willy Rager

    Male1881–1882Male

    Male1881–1964Male

    Eddie Rager

    Male1884–1885Male

    Gertrude Rager

    Female1886–1969Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from either of two places called Ragen: in Tyrol, Austria, and in East Prussia, Germany. 2. ( Räger ): habitational name for someone from Rägen in Schleswig-Holstein. 3. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rag- ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. 4. possibly an altered spelling of Reger or Röger ( see Roeger ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Rager, "United States Census, 1930"

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