Herman William Rather

1 April 1896–11 August 1981 (Age 85)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Herman William

When Herman William Rather was born on 1 April 1896, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Oscar Oliver Rather, was 31 and his mother, Mary Etis Shaw, was 16. He married Ella Gladys Clark on 3 January 1920, in Loudon, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Loudon, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 11 August 1981, in Lenoir City, Loudon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Loudon, Loudon, Tennessee, United States.

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Herman William Rather
Ella Gladys Clark
Marriage: 3 January 1920

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3 January 1920
Loudon, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German:1. occupational name for a counselor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rāter ‘adviser’. 2. variant of Rathert . 3. ( Räther ): habitational name for someone from a place called Rath ( see Rath 3), or a habitational name from places named Räther and Räthern in northeastern Germany.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman Rather in household of Oscar Rather, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herman Rather in household of Oscar Rather, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herman Rather in household of Oscar Rather, "United States Census, 1910"

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