John Robert Ranes

30 April 1881–25 October 1951 (Age 70)
Enfield, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Robert

When John Robert Ranes was born on 30 April 1881, in Enfield, White, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Ranes, was 47 and his mother, Eliza Ellen Redman, was 36. He married Sadie Belle Arnold on 25 December 1904, in Gibson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Mount Vernon, Black Township, Posey, Indiana Territory, United States in 1940 and Mount Vernon, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1951. He died on 25 October 1951, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Ranes
Sadie Belle Arnold
Marriage: 25 December 1904
Harold Wilbur Ranes
John Kenneth Ranes
Francis Willard Ranes

Spouse and Children


    Sadie Belle Arnold


25 December 1904
Gibson, Indiana, United States


    Harold Wilbur Ranes


    John Kenneth Ranes


    Francis Willard Ranes


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Ranes


    Eliza Ellen Redman




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Raines .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John R Ranes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John R Ranes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J R Ranes, "United States Census, 1930"

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