Martha A. Rainwater

1850–1933 (Age 83)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha A.

When Martha A. Rainwater was born on 13 August 1850, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Malcomb B. Rainwater, was 38 and her mother, Margaret A. Artman, was 34. She married Green M. ​ Thurman on 20 November 1873. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Camden Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 29 November 1933, at the age of 83.

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Martha A. Rainwater
Green M. ​ Thurman
Marriage: 20 November 1873
Lulu Kate Thurman

Spouse & Children

  • Female1850–1933Female

  • Green M. ​ Thurman


20 November 1873


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World Events (8)


Age 10

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 12

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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 (2)

  • Martha A Rainwater in household of Bal Balis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Rainwater in household of Margaret Rainwater, "United States Census, 1870"

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