Francis William Rahrer

25 January 1900–24 March 1994 (Age 94)
Summertown, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Francis William

When Francis William Rahrer was born on 25 January 1900, in Summertown, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, his father, Francis Kimble Rahrer, was 23 and his mother, Dora Lee Sneed, was 19. He married Eula Mae Hensley on 29 June 1919, in Lewis, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 20 Oxanna, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Lakeland, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1994. He died on 24 March 1994, in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Francis William Rahrer
Eula Mae Hensley
Marriage: 29 June 1919
Mary Frances Rahrer
Francis William Rahrer Jr
Jessie L Rahrer
Earl Kimball Rahrer

Spouse and Children

29 June 1919
Lewis, Tennessee, United States


    Mary Frances Rahrer


    Francis William Rahrer Jr


    Jessie L Rahrer


    Earl Kimball Rahrer


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 3

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): habitational name for someone from Rahn in the Upper Palatinate or from Rahna near Merseburg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis W Ruhrer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie Rahrer in household of Frank K Rahrer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frances W Rahrer, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.