Joyce Mae Rakestraw

Female26 January 1944–11 February 1999

Brief Life History of Joyce Mae

When Joyce Mae Rakestraw was born on 26 January 1944, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Marvin A Rakestraw, was 34 and her mother, Helen E. Woods, was 34. She married Francis Creed Collins on 8 June 1968, in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States. She died on 11 February 1999, in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States.

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Francis Creed Collins
Joyce Mae Rakestraw
Marriage: 8 June 1968

Sources (5)

  • Joyce Mae Rakestraw Collins, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joyce Mae Rakestraw Collins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Joyce M Rakestraw in entry for Denise Michelle Collins, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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  • Marriage
    8 June 1968Morganfield, Union, Kentucky, United States
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 1

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    1952 · Atomic Energy Plant is Built Near Paducah

    Age 8

    The atomic energy plant near Paduch, Kentucky was built in 1952. It produced enriched uranium and later nuclear fuel for commercial power plants.


    Age 16

    Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): nickname used for a scavenger from Middle English raken ‘to rake, gather by raking’ + strau(e) ‘straw’; compare rakyere ‘scavenger, street cleaner’ (see Raker ).

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

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