Catherine Rainwater

1849–1920 (Age 71)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Rainwater was born in 1849, in Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, Malcomb B. Rainwater, was 37 and her mother, Margaret A. Artman, was 33. She married Zachariah T Thomas on 22 October 1776, in Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Camden Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died after 1920, in Coos, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72.

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Catherine Rainwater
Zachariah T Thomas
Lettie Thomas
Lou Thomas

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  • Lettie Thomas


  • Lou Thomas


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World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 10

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Catharine Rainwater in household of Malcom Rainwater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine Rainwater in household of Bal Balis, "United States Census, 1860"

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