Michael Rainwater

Missouri, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Rainwater was born in 1846, in Missouri, United States, his father, Malcomb B. Rainwater, was 34 and his mother, Margaret A. Artman, was 30. He married Adaline Wadkins on 19 February 1869, in Ray, Missouri, United States. He lived in Ray, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Camden Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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Michael Rainwater
Adaline Wadkins
Marriage: 19 February 1869

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19 February 1869
Ray, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 14

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 35

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.

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)

  • Michael Rainwater in household of Malcom Rainwater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Michael Rainwater in household of Bal Balis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Michael Rainwater, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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