Fannie Mae Arant

1894–1980 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Fannie Mae

When Fannie Mae Arant was born on 10 August 1894, in Alabama, United States, her father, John Wesley Arant, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Jane Chamberlain, was 21. She married John Thomas Ragsdale on 24 December 1917, in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Justice Precinct 1, Midland, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 15 September 1980, in De Leon, Comanche, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in De Leon, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Fannie Mae Arant
John Thomas Ragsdale
Marriage: 24 December 1917
Bernice Lucile Ragsdale
Lydia Mae Ragsdale

Spouse & Children

24 December 1917
Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States


  • Bernice Lucile Ragsdale


  • Ragsdale


  • Female1928–2009Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1870–1954Male

  • Sarah Jane Chamberlain




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Arndt .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Fannie May Ragsdale in household of John Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fanny M Ragsdale in household of John T Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fannie Ragsdale in household of John Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1940"

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