James Arthur Reneau

12 February 1877–26 November 1955 (Age 78)
Bates, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Arthur

When James Arthur Reneau was born on 12 February 1877, in Bates, Missouri, United States, his father, James Louis Reneau, was 43 and his mother, Martha L. Broderick, was 37. He married Mary B Johnson on 21 September 1898, in Harper, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kimberly, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 26 November 1955, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Arthur Reneau
Mary B Johnson
Marriage: 21 September 1898
Lee Reneau
Audrey Fern Reneau
Arnold Russell Reneau
Cora Belle Reneau
Hugh Walter Reneau
Hugh W Reneau

Spouse and Children

21 September 1898
Harper, Kansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Louis Reneau


    Martha L. Broderick




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 5

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

French (Poitou): from Middle French rein ‘limit’, ‘border’, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of an estate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James A Reneau, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J A Renan in household of James L Renan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Arthur Reneau in household of Mattie Seipel, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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