Luther Oliver Gaines

5 June 1887–7 February 1961 (Age 73)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Luther Oliver

When Luther Oliver Gaines was born on 5 June 1887, in Kansas, United States, his father, Luther McKendrick Gaines, was 37 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Werner, was 38. He married Ruby Mary Perkins in September 1909, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Union Center Township, Elk, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 7 February 1961, in Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Oliver Gaines
Ruby Mary Perkins
Marriage: September 1909
Keith Elburn Gaines
Ruby Lucille Gaines
Ruth Mary Gaines
Ross Gaines

Spouse and Children

September 1909
Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Luther McKendrick Gaines


    Mary Elizabeth Werner






    Elizabeth Wilhelmina Gaines



    Elmer Garfield Gaines


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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 (3)

  • Oliver Gaines, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Oliver L Gaines, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oliver Gaines, "United States Census, 1920"

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