Anne Rainsford French

Female28 November 1878–22 November 1962

Brief Life History of Anne Rainsford

When Anne Rainsford French was born on 28 November 1878, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Dr. William Bates French, was 23 and her mother, Mary Winifred Babson, was 22. She married Walter Meiggs Bush on 11 May 1903. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1878. She died on 22 November 1962, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Meiggs Bush
Anne Rainsford French
Marriage: 11 May 1903
Margaret French Bush
Mrs Benjamin L Smith
Walter Meiggs Bush Jr

Sources (19)

  • Anne F Bush, "United States Census, 1930"
  • French, "District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955"
  • Annie R French, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1903
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

    Age 9

    June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning


    ethnic name for someone from France, from Middle English frensh, frenche ‘French’ (Old English frencisc), or in some cases, perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs.

    variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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