Lenora Gaines

6 April 1912–26 November 1986 (Age 74)
Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Lenora

When Lenora Gaines was born on 6 April 1912, in Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, her father, Wilson Gaines, was 38 and her mother, Anna Wright, was 26. She died on 26 November 1986, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Gaines
Anna Wright
Henry Gaines
Sam Gaines
Mary Gaines
Severa Gaines
Lenora Gaines
James B. Gaines
Robert Gaines
Stewarty Gaines
Maison Gaines

Parents and Siblings

    Wilson Gaines


    Anna Wright




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 4

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Leonora Gaines in household of Wilson Gaines, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lenora Gaines - Individual or family possessions: death: 26 November 1986; Mississippi, United States

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