Eleanor Marguerite Rabey

1894–1973 (Age 78)
New York, United States

The Life of Eleanor Marguerite

When Eleanor Marguerite Rabey was born on 30 May 1894, in New York, United States, her father, Daniel Falla Rabey, was 30 and her mother, Maria Suydam Van Horn, was 28. She married Clinton Sherwood Ward on 30 October 1919, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died in January 1973, in Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 78.

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Eleanor Marguerite Rabey
Clinton Sherwood Ward
Marriage: 30 October 1919
Priscilla Marguerite Ward
Clinton Sherwood Ward Jr
Daniel Falla Ward

Spouse & Children

30 October 1919
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1864–1945Male

  • Maria Suydam Van Horn




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Raby .2 Hungarian (Raby): probably a pet form of the rare ecclesiastical name Rabán, from Latin Rabanus.3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Rabe .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elenor Robey in household of Daniel Robey, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Elenore Ward in household of Clinton Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eleanore Ward in household of Clinton S Ward, "United States Census, 1920"

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