Margaret Manerva Rainwater

Missouri, United States

The Life of Margaret Manerva

When Margaret Manerva Rainwater was born in 1853, in Missouri, United States, her father, Malcomb B. Rainwater, was 41 and her mother, Margaret A. Artman, was 37. She married Jesse Offutt on 3 August 1873, in Raytown, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Camden Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Camden, Ray, Missouri, United States for about 30 years.

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Margaret Manerva Rainwater
Jesse Offutt
Marriage: 3 August 1873
Lottie Offutt
Willie Offutt

Spouse & Children

3 August 1873
Raytown, Jackson, Missouri, United States


  • Lottie Offutt


  • Willie Offutt


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 7

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret M Offutt in household of Jesse Offutt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret M Offutt in household of Jessie Offutt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margret Rainwater in household of Bal Balis, "United States Census, 1860"

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