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Alva Weir Rainwater

Alva Weir Rainwater was born 18 April 1895 to Hugh McGuire Rainwater and Mary Louise Weir Rainwater, in Lawrence Co., Arkansas. He was the eldest of six children.

In his adult professional life, he worked for the Walnut Ridge School District for 47 years, serving in the capacity of teacher, coach, principal, bookkeeper, and eventually superintendent. In his honor, the district named the high school library in his honor – the A. W. Rainwater Library.

Alva married Edith Followell on 19 March 1919 in Lawrence Co., AR. He died on 10 February 1982, and Edith followed on 1 February 1985. They are buried with family members in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

The photograph is from the Walnut Ridge Schools website