Roena Masterson

16 December 1872–14 May 1952 (Age 79)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

The Life of Roena

When Roena Masterson was born on 16 December 1872, her father, James Madison Masterson, was 26 and her mother, Drucilla Walker, was 22. She married Robert Franklin McLAIN on 12 September 1894, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. She lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 May 1952, at the age of 79.

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Robert Franklin McLAIN
Roena Masterson
Marriage: 12 September 1894

Spouse and Children

12 September 1894
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Madison Masterson


    Drucilla Walker




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Master .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roena Masterson, "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933"
  • Roena Mclain in household of Robert Mclain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roena McClain in household of R F McClain, "United States Census, 1920"

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