Charles Watts Rackliff

7 January 1912–2 January 1985 (Age 73)
South Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Charles Watts

When Charles Watts Rackliff was born on 7 January 1912, in South Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Scott Albert Rackliff, was 25 and his mother, Ada Julia Thompson, was 21. He married Elaine Shirley Richards on 23 October 1937, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States in 1935 and Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1940. He died on 2 January 1985, in Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 72.

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Charles Watts Rackliff
Elaine Shirley Richards
Marriage: 23 October 1937
Judith E Rachliff
Ralph Rackliff

Spouse and Children

23 October 1937
Maine, United States


    Judith E Rachliff


    Ralph Rackliff


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+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.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 5

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ratcliff .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Chas W Ratcliffe in household of Scott Ratcliffe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Rachliff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles W Rackliff in household of Scott A Rackliff, "United States Census, 1930"

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