Rainwater Obituaries A-K and Profiles

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Lemuel Flewellyn Rainwater, 1848-1933, Mississippi

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Aaron J. Rainwater, 1847-1892, Texas
Ada Cooper Rainwater, 1889-1968, Kentucky
Adora Haynes Rainwater, 1870-1962, Texas
Agnes Rainwater Stone, 1896-1980, Washington
Alice May Weedon Rainwater, 1870-1936, Washington
Ann Rainwater Wright, 1825-1899, Arkansas
Annie Heads Rainwater, 1912-1992, Texas
Aubrey L. Rainwater, 1910-1957, Texas
Charles Cicero Rainwater, 1838-1902, Missouri
Charlie Franklin Rainwater, 1866-1952, Texas
Children of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Rainwater, 1937, Texas
Clinton D. Rainwater, 1875-1923, Arkansas
Cloda Rainwater, 1889-1973, Texas
Darthula Patterson Rainwater, 1871-1938, Texas
David T. Rainwater, 1810-1866, South Carolina
David T. Rainwater, 1845-1913, Texas
David T. Rainwater, 1845-1913, Texas
Edward Harriman Rainwater, 1909-1972, Texas
Edward R. Rainwater, d. 1849, Arkansas
Elijah Douglas Rainwater, 1853-1930, Texas
Elinor Moore Rainwater, 1890-1986, Texas
Elizabeth Henry Rainwater, 1812-1855, Georgia abstract
Elmer Lawrence Rainwater, 1907-1997, Arkansas
George H. Rainwater, 1901-1930, Texas
George Milton Rainwater, ca 1837-1886, Texas
Henry H. Rainwater, 1914-1988, Texas

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Profile of Lemuel Flewellyn Rainwater, 1848 - 1933, Mississippi

Lemuel Flewellyn Rainwater, Senator from the 33rd senatorial District, was born at Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, Georgia, April 2, 1848. His father, Pinkney Ferron Rainwater, was born at Anderson, South Carolina, but lived at Alpharetta, Milton County, Georgia, where he was a merchant and for several years judge of the county court. Senator Rainwater's paternal grandfather, Job Rainwater, was a Baptist minister who moved from Anderson, South Carolina to Georgia in 1820. At the outbreak of the Civil War both Senator Rainwater, who was fifteen years of age, and his father who was fifty-two, volunteered for service in the Confederate Army and both served throughout the war. Senator Rainwater was a member of Company E, 27th Georgia Battalion.

Senator Rainwater's mother was Sarah A. (Eskew) Rainwater, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Eskew of Stone Mountain, Georgia. After attending the public schools, Senator Rainwater read law in the office and under the guidance of General Edward C. Walthall at Grenada, Mississippi. He was admitted to practice in 1874 and has ever since practiced law at Sardis, Mississippi. A lifelong Democrat he has been active in the councils of his party, having served for twelve years as the Chairman of the Panola County Democratic Executive Committee, two terms as the mayor of Sardis and as State Senator from 1896 to 1900. He was elected to the State Senate a second time in 1923.

Senator Rainwater is a member of the Baptist Church, Superintendent of the Sunday School of his church and for forty-seven years Clerk of the church. He is a Mason and a member of the Knights of Phyias. In 1886 as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Anti-saloon League in Panola County, Senator Rainwater led the fight against the saloon and carried the county by an overwhelming majority for prohibition under the local option act.

On January 6, 1876, Senator Rainwater was married to Laura S. Jones at Courtland, Mississippi. Mrs. Rainwater's father, James H. Jones, was the sheriff of Panola County. Senator and Mrs. Rainwater have their home at Sardis, Mississippi. They have six children, Edward Walthall, James I., Irl Chevis, Hall (Mrs. Joseph R. Wells), Cary (Mrs. Louis H. Carlyle) and Jennie.

from "Mississippi Official and Statistical Record, 1924-1928, Department of Archives and History, Dunbar Rowland, LLD, State Historian", Contributed by Mike Rainwater

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Aaron J. Rainwater, 1847-1892, Texas

RAINWATER — The funeral of Mr. A. J. Rainwater of Norman, Ok. who died at 12:40 p.m. last Thursday will take place from the residence of his brother, D. T. Rainwater, 306 Wood Street, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Trinity* Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.

Atlanta, Ga. and Anderson S.C. papers please copy.

From the Dallas Morning News, 13 Aug 1892, page 5. *Trinity is the older name for in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, TX. View a copy of the original

Ada Cooper Rainwater, 1889-1968, Kentucky

Ada Cooper Rainwater, Nancy, died Thursday at the Somerset Hospital after an illness of three years. The daughter of the late Isaac Cooper and Lizzie Hendricks Cooper, she was born April 25, 1889 at Pointer, She was married to Oscar Rainwater in 1907 at Somerset. Mrs. Rainwater was a member of the Hopeful Baptist church. Survivors are the following children, Clyde Rainwater, Norwood Ohio: Zella Norfleet, Cainstore and Della Garner, Nancy: A brother, Orville, Lexington, and three sisters, Ever Dick, Nancy, Lola Rainwater, Nancy, and Lula Dye, Carthage, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at Hopeful Baptist Church with the Rev. Odell Sears officiating. Somerset Undertaking in charge of arrangments.

From 15 Feb 1968 Somerset newspaper, Pulaski Co., KY

Adora Haynes Rainwater, 1870-1962, Texas

Mrs Rainwater, 91, Eden Rites
Eden—Funeral services for Mrs. Adora E. Rainwater will be held at 10am today in Day-Loveless Funeral Chapel, with burial in Millersview (Concho Co.) Cemetery.

Mrs Rainwater died at 4am Wednesday in Concho County Hospital here after a four-month illness. Born 28 Sep 1870 in Argyle Co., Tex, she was married to George Rainwater 26 Sep 1889 in Denton Co, Tx. She had been a Concho Co. resident, since Mr. Rainwater died 24 Nov 1935.

Survivors include six sons; John Rainwater of Millersview; Jim Rainwater, of Eden; Bert Rainwater of Fort Stockton; Frank Rainwater of West Columbia and Jack Rainwater of Richmond; 41 grand-children; 40 great-grand-children and two great-great-grand-children. Another son, Joe Rainwater, died in 1953.

August 1962 from unknown Concho Co., TX newspaper. Transcription contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley.

Agnes Rainwater Stone, 1896-1980, Washington

Agnes M. Stone died Thursday, August 28 in Seattle. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 2, (at) First Christian Church, with burial in Sumner City Cemetery.

Stone was born on September 18, 1896 on Robinette Mountain in Columbia County, one of ten children of Jacob & Nellie Rainwater who were Washington Territory Pioneers.

She was reared and educated in the Dayton area and attended Cheney Normal School, now Eastern Washington College where she received her teaching certificate enabling her to teach in local and county schools.

She married Walter S. Stone, an employee of Northern Pacific Railroad, in 1920. Their home was in Pasco and in Auburn.

Preceeding her in death were her husband and one son, Samuel Lyman. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Walford (Patricia) McBride of Riviera, Arizona and Mrs. Leah Kirchof, Yakima; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters Mrs. Jessie Bollinger Thompson, Moses Lake, Mrs. Leah Forch, Dayton, and a brother, Robert L. Rainwater of Indianapolis, Indiana. Other local survivors are nieces Luella Gwinn, Trace Kotch, Frances Spoonmore, and a nephew, Dayle Rainwater.

Mrs. Stone has been a resident of the Masonic Home of Washington at Zenith for the past twenty years.

From a unidentified WA newspaper. Contributed by Ray Rainwater.
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Alice May Weedon Rainwater, 1870-1936, Washington

Mrs. Alice Rainwater, wife of Press Rainwater, died very suddenly at her home this Thursday evening. She had felt better during the day, and her death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered in the late afternoon. Funeral services were held from the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Frank Van Doron of the First Christian church in charge and interment was made at the family plot in the Dayton cemetery.

Alice May Weedon was born in California May 8, 1870, and came here early in life. Following her marriage to Press Rainwater, this was her home continouosly until her death. She was the mother of one son, who died in childhood. She leaves her husband, Press Rainwater, a foster son, Alvin Rainwater, two sisters, Mrs. George Jennings of Glacier, Montana, and Mrs. Amanda Boyd of Puyallup, and one brother, J. W. Weedon of Tacoma.

She was a member of the First Christian church, Royal Neighbors, Rebekhas and Relief Corps.

From a Columbia Co., WA newspaper. Contributed by Ray Rainwater. View a copy of the original

Annie Heads Rainwater, 1912-1992, Texas

Funeral today for Annie Heads Rainwater
Services for Annie Heads Rainwater, a lifelong Carrollton resident and civil rights proponent, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Carrollton.

Mrs. Rainwater, 80, died of a heart attack Friday at Humana Hospital Medical City Dallas.

In 1963, she challenged the segregation laws of Carrollton by suing the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district for prohibiting her daughters Betty and Nancy, ages 11 and 16, from attending R.L. Turner High School.

Nancy Williams of Mesquite, now 46, remembers the bus stops. "The Carrollton bus dropped us off at the intersection of Marsh Lane and Keller Springs," Ms. Williams said, about a mile from the Rainwaters' home. "We were put out there until the Dallas bus came. It was just on the side of the road. There was no shelter or anything. My family owned property and paid taxes. We were not allowed to go to the high school." Ms. Williams and her older brothers first were bused to Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, then to Fred Moore High School in Denton. Carrollton had a segregated school for African-Americans until high school.

"We were aware of what was going on, we were part of it. It took courage and strength," she said. Of her mother, Ms. Williams said: "She left her faith in God. She was always a strong and independent lady. It taught me to stand up for what I believe."

The suit was settled in spring 1964 when U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas ruled for the Rainwaters and another family involved. Ms. Williams and her sister graduated from R.L. Turner.

In addition to Ms. Williams, Mrs. Rainwater’s survivors include sons Charles W. Rainwater and Willie Rainwater, both of Carrollton, and Ray Charles Rainwater of Dallas; daughters, Melvine Massingill of Dallas and Betty Kelly of Carrollton; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

From The Dallas Morning News, 23 Sep 1992, pg 26A. View a copy of the original

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Ann Rainwater Wright, 1825-1899, Arkansas

Mrs. Wright, mother of W. T. Wright of this place, died Monday night at her home near Elm Springs. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday by Rev. E. L. Massey and the remains were taken to Bentonville for interment. [The Springdale News, 25 Aug 1899].

Mrs. Ann Wright, nee Rainwater, was born in North Carolina July 3d, 1825. She was married to B. H. Wright Oct 11th 1849. To this union was born eight children, one of whom passed on before her. Seven are still living, all grown. She died August 21st, 1899 at her home near Elm Springs in Benton county, Arkansas where she had lived for several years. For many years she was a member of the M.E. Church but for a number of years before her death she was connected with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved her church dearly, her hand and heart were always open to the various interests of the cburch. She was a true Christian in every sense of the word. Sister Wright, after suffering some weeks, met the issue calmly and sweetly. In this sad bereavement the church has lost one of its oldest members, her loving husband a loving wife and her children a doting mother, but their loss is her everlasting gain.

From The Springdale News, 1 Sep 1899, "Obituaries of Washington Co., AR, Vol. 2, 1893-1902", Barbara Pickering Easley and Verla Pickering McAnelly

Aubrey L. Rainwater, 1910-1957, Texas

Saturday, 16 November 1957, Abilene Reporter News

Aubrey Rainwater Rites set at Anson
Anson-15 Nov 1957. Aubrey L Rainwater, 47, member of prominent pioneer Jones Co. family, died at 11 pm Thursday at Anson General Hospital after an illness of about six years.

He was diagnosed as having Hodgkins Disease in Jun of 1951 and had since been frequently in hospitals. He had recieved approximately 150 blood transfusions, the blood being donated by friends in the area.

Funeral will be held Saturday at the First Baptist Church at 2:30 pm with the Rev. James Easterwood, pastor, assisted by John Franklin, minister of the Church of Christ, in San Angelo.Burial will be in Mt Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence Funeral Home.

Mr. Rainwater was born 20 Aug 1910 on the Boaz Ranch near Anson. He was reared in the Sinclair Community and married Myrtis Cox on 21 Nov 1921. He had farmed in the Anson area since reaching manhood. Survivors include his wife; one daughter Frances Catherine Rainwater (Mrs. Max Hagler) of Anson; four brothers; J..C. Rainwater; A. B. Rainwater; and Johnny and Maedgen, all of Anson and 3 sisters-- Mrs. Ruby Russell; Mrs. Gail Burton and Mrs. Josh Moran all of Abilene.

Transcription contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley.

Charles Cicero Rainwater, 1838-1902, Missouri

He was, for a third of a century a resprentative of the mercantile interests of St. Louis and also president of the Merchants Bridge Co. He passed from a life of activity Nov. 10, 1902. He was then in the prime of life, having but recently passed the 64th milestone on life's journey. He was born at Knoxville, Ray Co., MO, 6 Apr 1838, and came from pure southern lineage. His father, Moses F. Rainwater, was a native of NC, while his mother, Elizabeth Clay Oliver Rainwater, was a native of TN. The family was represented in the Revolutionary War by Henry Nuneley, his great grandfather, who served as a private in the Virginia line in 1781, and thus Charles C. Rainwater was entitled to membership with the Sons of the American Revolution, of which society he later became a member. He completed his education in Central College of Fayette, MO., with the class of June 1858, and in Sept. of that year was married to Miss Sarah H. Fowler of Benton Co., MO. Not long afterwards Mr. Rainwater engaged in merchandising in that county, where he continued until June 1861, when true to his loved southland, he joined the Confederate Army as a private and took part in every engagement of note that occurred west of the Mississippi river, from the beginning of hostilities until August 1864. In the meantime he had won rapid promotion in recognition of his valiant service and unfaltering fidelity and at the time of his discharge he was on the staff of Gen. Marmaduke as Major and chief of ordinance. He was honorably retired at Camden, AR in Dec. 1864 on account of a wound in the head, received in Jul. 1863 and a wound in the hip in July 1864.

About the time of the close ot the war, Mr. Rainwater removed to St. Louis and became a factor in its mercantile cricles, so continuing until 1898. He was prominent in club and fraternal circles, holding memberships with the Mercantile and Union Clubs, with the Business Men's League and the Masonic fraternity. He was interested in the organization of the Confedrate Veterans of MO and was Adjutant general of the eastern division when called to his final rest. It has been said the he was the most beloved ex-Confederate in the state of MO. He always had the deepest interest in his fellow comrades in arms, and added to this, appreciated the good in others, his life standing in exemplification of the Emersonian philosophy that "the way to win a friend is to be one". But while he was a prominent businessman, a leading citizen and a faithful friend, his best traits of character were reserved for is own home and fireside, which he regarded as the center of his universe.

Contributed by Ann Tomlinson

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Charlie Franklin Rainwater, 1866-1952, Texas

Charlie Franklin Rainwater was born July 31, 1866, in Washington County, Ark,; died at his home in Bomarton, Texas, April 16, 1952. He came to Texas with his mother when just a young boy, his daddy having died a short time before. The family first came to Bell County and settled close to Temple.

There he met and married Mrs. Nannie Wright on May 5, 1885. She preceded him in death April 30, 1947. To this union were born 10 children, one son having died in 1929.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Mattie Burch, Temple; Floyd Rainwater, Bomarton; Mrs. Ina Brown, Waco; Roy Rainwater, Austin; Mrs. Dallas Pierce, Bomarton; Mrs. Dollie Thornton, Goree; Claude Rainwater, Wink; Mrs. Lona Latham, Bomarton; Mrs. Oma Cassel, Spade.

He was also the stepfather of two daughters, one having died several years ago. The other stepdaughter is Mrs. Sallie Robinson, Moody, Texas. One brother and four sisters survive him. They are Hose Rainwater, Grove; Mrs. Ida Arthur, Harlington; Mrs. Ann Kissleburg, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Allie Miller, Elm Mott; Mrs. Jim Henshaw, Haskell.

Mr. Rainwater was the eldest of several children. After the death of his father, he helped his mother to rear his brothers and sisters. He was united with the Methodist Church in 1911.

Pallbearers were M. T. Vincent, Guy Reagan, Carl Snyder, Charlie Snyder, Henry Stewart, Dewey Spears.

Funeral arrangements were in the charge of Harrison Funeral Home.

Mr. Rainwater was the grandfather of 36 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He had a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. All of his children were present for the funeral except one daughter. None of the brothers or sisters were present on account of health. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended the funeral.

Mr. Rainwater was a thoroughly good man and was an asset to his community. His unfailing good humor and cheerfulness was always an uplift to any company he was with. His memory will long live in the hearts of those who were privileged to know him.

Contributed by Marcia Schutza. View a copy of the original

Children of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Rainwater, 1937, Texas

Three Children Buried Saturday
A touching funeral service was held last Sat. afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church of Henderson when the 3 little daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Rainwater were the subjects of last rites conducted by Rev. Bedford M. Smith. Aubrey B.1, Evelyn M. & Helen Jo Rainwater were among the victims of last Thursday's explosion in the London High School building.

From the 25 Mar 1937 edition of the Henderson Times, Henderson Co., TX
For background on the New London School Explosion, read the Dallas Observer story of this catastrophe.

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1 Aubra was a son, not a daughter.

Clinton D. Rainwater, 1875-1923, Arkansas

Clinton D. Rainwater, aged 48 years, 5 months, and 27 days, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Nancy Williams, early Sunday morning. He was a sufferer from Bright's disease and had been hovering between life and death for several weeks. Clinton was born in Camden and spent all of his life in this city. He was a quiet, unassuming man, one who attended strictly to his own affairs. He was an expert bookkeeper and in the past sixteen years has filled that position at Arthur Levy's. The funeral was held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. F. F. Harrell of the Methodist church. The pall bearers were H. B. Lide, R. T. Lockett, Arthur Levy, J. W. Newton, J. B. Newton, E. W. Packard. Besides his mother, the deceased is survived by two brothers, Milton Rainwater of this city and Cloyd Rainwater of Memphis.

from unknown Camden, Arkansas newspaper, ca Nov 1923
Contributed by Frances Rainwater Taylor

Cloda Rainwater, 1889-1973, Texas

Cloda Rainwater of Rockdale.
Age 83, died 27 Mar 1973 in Richards Hospital, Rockdale. Services held Wednesday at Phillips and Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in the IOOF cemetery. She was born 26 Dec 1889 in Somerset, Ky to the late Milford B.Rainwater and Parmelia Ellen (Garner) Rainwater, and spent most of her life in Rockdale. Survivors - A sister, Mrs. Jane Allen of Rockdale; several neices and nephews.

From "South Central Texas Obituaries" by the Milam County Texas Genealogical Society, compiled by Gloria U. Martin. Contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley.
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Darthula Patterson Rainwater, 1871-1938, Texas

Dallas Morning News, pg 12, 3 Jan 1938

Mrs. Thula Rainwater to be buried Monday
Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Texas, Jan 2 – Mrs. Thula Rainwater, 66, died at her home in Grapevine, Tarrant County, early Sunday. Born May 8, 1871 in Tennessee, she came to Texas in 1900. Survivors include her husband, J. Emory [sic] Rainwater; three daughters, Mrs. Homer Moore, Portland, Ore; Mrs Otto Oberle, Fort Worth; and Mrs Nina Fulghum, Dallas; and two sons, Hollis Rainwater, Dallas, and C.S. Rainwater, Dallas; three brothers, George Patterson, Cort Patterson, Bob Patterson; a sister, Mrs. Tex Patterson, Dandridge, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Grapevine Methodist Church, the Rev. J. D. Ramsey, Dawson Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grapevine Cemetery. Funeral arrangements with J. E. Fouse Funeral Home, Grapevine.

Her husband was James Monroe Rainwater, not J. Emory. Daughters and step-daughters, Lauretta Moore, Rayanne Oberle, Nina Fulgham, Julia Harmon. There are two others, Ida and Lulu, that I can't identify by their married names.

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David T. Rainwater, 1810-1866, South Carolina

Death of an Old Citizen
It is with sincere sorrow that we record the death of our kind and esteemed friend, Mr. D. T. Rainwater, at his residence last Friday night. He has for many years been a consistent member of the Baptist Church.

2 Nov 1866 edition of The South Carolina Baptist
From “Marriage and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina, Vol. 2, 1866-1887”, by Brent H. Holcomb

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David T. Rainwater, 1845-1913, Texas

Comrade Rainwater died at his home on Feb. 9 1913. He was born in Roswell, Georgia Aug. 11 1845. At the age of 16 years, he entered the Confederate Army as a member of the 22d Georgia Regiment, served throughout the war, and was in the surrender at Appomattox. He then returned to his home, and with his kindred and boyhood friends in northern Georgia, went to work for the rebuilding of the south. A year or so later, with many of the younger element, and accompanied by his wife, went overland to Texas. About 1872, he went to Dallas, and since then had been a businessman and resident of that city.

From resolutions passed by Camp Sterling Price, U.C.V., Dallas, Texas. Confederate Veteran, Vol. XXI, 1913.

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David T. Rainwater, 1845-1913, Texas

David T. Rainwater is Dead
Resident of Dallas for Nearly Fifty Years Passes Away - Funeral Wednesday Morning

David T. Rainwater for nearly fifty years a citizen of Dallas, died at 9 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 1310 Wood Street. Death came after an illness of three days. He had seldom been ill in a long life of many activities and often said that the experiences as a Confederate soldier had inured him to hardships and had made him rugged in health. Like his two brothers who died many years ago, he seemed to have a premonition and when he went home from his business on Thursday afternoon, he said that he was sure he would soon be out of pain.

On Aug. 11, 1845, Mr. Rainwater was born in Roswell, Ga. not far from the battlefield of Chickamauga, Tennessee-Georgia. At the age of 16 years, he entered the Confederate Army as a member of the Twenty-Second Georgia Regiment, served throughout the war and was in line at the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox. He was of those who left off fighting and hard feeling when the war was ended. He went to work for the rebuilding of the south. For more than a year he worked among his kindred and boyhood friends in North Georgia. Then, with many of the younger element and accompanied by his wife he had won on a visit to South Carolina he came overland through Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas to Texas. First he settled at a place in North Jasper County in 1866 and made one crop. In 1867 he removed to Dallas County and for five years was on a farm near Richardson. In 1872, he came to Dallas and ever since that time has been a business man and a resident here, interested in many ways in the things that have brought the city to the front. For a number of years he was a member of the firm Rainwater & Stearns, running a grain elevator at the southwest corner of Wood and Lamar Streets, one of the largest of its kind in Texas at the time. It burned a number of years ago. Three men lost their lives in that fire. Very soon afterward he started a retail grocery business on Commerce near the County Courthouse, and was engaged in that work to the time of his death.

In the war he was converted and joined the Baptist church of which denomination he has ever since been an active member. He was in this city a member of the First Baptist Church and the funeral service at the home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning will be conducted by the pastor, Dr. George W. Truett.

In 1866, Mr. Rainwater was married to Miss Carrie Harper of Anderson, South Carolina, who survives him. When they came to Dallas, they erected a cottage at what is now 1309 Wood Street where they lived until about twenty years ago, when a two story residence was ready across the street, and into that they moved and have ever since lived.

Beside the wife, there survive Mr. Rainwater, his two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Webb, who lives in a home next to his and Mrs. Violet Bowen of this city, two nieces, Miss Ethel Webb and Mrs. John F. Knott, who was Miss Bowen, and four nephews, James Webb of Dallas, Charles Webb of Houston, Ollie Webb of New Orleans, and J. D. Bowen of Omaha.

From the Dallas Morning News, 10 Feb 1913, page 7. View a copy of the original

Edward Harriman Rainwater, 1909-1972, Texas

13 November 1972, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX

RAINWATER, Edward H(arriman) of Houston, died 10 Nov 1972 at the age of 63 at the Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christie (Nueces) Tex, after a short illness. He was a consultant Geologist for the Tenneco Oil Co., and a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists; Geological Society of America; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies; Society of Economics Paleontologists & Mineralogist and Houston Geological Society.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Morse Rainwater of Houston; two sons, Charles F(oster) Rainwater and Norman M(orse) Rainwater both of Houston; four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held in Waynesboro, Miss., Monday 13 Nov 1972 at 1:30 pm.

Transcription contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley

Edward R. Rainwater, 1849, Arkansas

Died: At Hot Springs, Ark., August 3, after a long illness, Edward R. Rainwater. He was a native of Jackson, Miss., but has made New Orleans his home for a number of years.

From the 15 Aug 1849 edition of The Daily Picayune, Vol. 8, #165, New Orleans, LA. View a copy of the original.

Elizabeth Henry Rainwater, 1812-1855, Georgia, abstract

Died: At her residence near Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia, on the 13th day of July, 1855, Mrs. Elizabeth Rainwater, in the 43rd year of her age, wife of Abner Rainwater, and daughter of Joseph and Mary Henry. She leaves a husband and children.

From 1 Sep 1855 edition of unknown Greene Co., GA newspaper

Elinor Moore Rainwater, 1890-1986, Texas

Mrs. Elinor Moore Rainwater of San Marcos, formerly of Taylor and Thorndale area.
She was aged 86. She died 22 Sep 1986 at Hillside Manor in San Marcos. Services were held 25 Sep 1986 in Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor, with burial in Thorndale City Cemetery. She was born 14 May 1890 and was the widow of Robert H. Rainwater. Survivors - 5 Daughters - Mrs. Dorothy E. Lane and Mrs. Harriet McDavid, both of San Marcos; Mrs. Marilyn Houde of New Braunsfels; Mrs. Martha Walker of Rockport; Mrs. Deane Sutton of Georgetown; son Henry H. Rainwater of Taylor; sister Irma Moore Elliott of Taylor; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Minister Milton Pogue officiated.

From "South Central Texas Obituaries" by the Milam County Texas Genealogical Society, compiled by Gloria U. Martin. Contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley.
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Elijah Douglas Rainwater, 1853-1930, Texas

Rainwater, Eligah Douglas died at his residence, 510 Rockwood, at 7:10 Friday.
A resident of Dallas for forty years. Survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. B. J. Carrigan of Dallas; two brothers, W. R. Rainwater, Lucian, Miss., and George Rainwater of Louisiana; three sisters, Mrs. I. A. Thomas, Brookhaven, Miss.; Mrs. Belle Smith, Wesson, Miss.; Mrs. Mary Smith, Moss Point, Miss. Funeral services at the residence of Mrs. B. J. Carrigan, 525 Rockwood, 4 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. E. M. Clardy officiating. Burial in Oakland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Lamar & Smith.

From the Dallas Morning News, 15 Mar 1930, pg 19. View a copy of the original

Elmer Lawrence Rainwater, 1907-1997, Arkansas

November 1997, Paragould Daily Press, Paragould, AR

Elmer Lawrence Rainwater, 90 of Delaplaine died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was born June 28, 1907, at Denton.

He was a former farmer and timber worker and in 1965, retired as a section hand from Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was of Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Amzier and Clara Viola Hamilton Rainwater; two sons, Larry Allen Rainwater Sr., and Keith Lee Rainwater Sr.; three sisters, Elsie Rainwater, Bertha Felkins and Bessie Butler; and four brothers, Jesse Rainwater, Clarence Rainwater, Earl Rainwater and Dewitt Conder.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene Stevens Rainwater of Delaplaine, five daughters, Charlene Johnson of Bethalto, Ill., Linda Stark of Fenton, Mo., Karen Rainwater of Delaplaine, Shirley Dickerson of Bradford and Dianne Neill of Arkansas; three sones, Kenneth Rainwater of O'Kean, and Reggie Rainwater and Kevin Rainwater, both of Delaplaine; a sister, Jewell Tucker of Doniphan, Mo., 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many other relatives. The funeral will be at 10:30 am on Saturday at Bryan Funeral Home in Hoxie with Robert Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Stark, Larry Allen Rainwater, Jr.; Adam Neill, Jason Rainwater, John Rainwater and Keith Rainwater, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Neill, Kenneth Stephen Rainwater, Joshua Rainwater and Zachary Lawrence.

George H. Rainwater, 1901-1930, Texas

Dallas Morning News, page 3, 17 May 1930

George H. Rainwater Dies in California
Word has been received in Dallas of the death of George H. Rainwater, formerly of Grapevine, but for several years a resident of Long Beach, Cal. He died in Long Beach on May 14 and the body is being send to Grapevine for burial. Funeral services will be held at the Grapevine Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rainwater of Grapevine, five sisters, Mrs. M. T. Moore, Chicago, Ill; Mrs. W. E. Harmon, Plainview; Mrs. Otto Oberle, Fort Worth; Mrs. R. C. Hadden and Mrs. Lee Fulgham of Dallas, and four brothers, Hollis Rainwater, Long Beach, Cal.; Walter Rainwater of Fort Worth; W. J. and C. S. Rainwater of Dallas.

Sisters and step-sisters: Lauretta Moore, Rayanne Oberle, Nina Fulgham, Julia Harmon. There are two others, Ida and Lulu, that I can't identify by their married names.

George Milton Rainwater, ca 1837-1886, Texas

The Texas School Journal, Volume 4, pg 242, 1886

Died near Lyons' station, Burleson county, May 24, 1886, Professor George M. Rainwater
Professor Rainwater was a native of Georgia, and was educated at Mercer University. For the past three years he had been teaching at Oak Point, Milam county, which place he left but one week prior to his death. As a teacher, he was well known, having spent over twenty-five years of his life in the work. He was an earnest, progressive worker in the school room, a strong and genial friend, a good citizen.

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Henry H. Rainwater, 1914-1988, Texas

Henry H. Rainwater of Rt 2, Taylor
Died 5 Apr 1988 at age 74, in the Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Services were held Thursday from the Condra Memorial Chapel, with burial in the Taylor City Cemetery. He was born 9 Feb 1914 and was the superintendant of Water & Wastewater for the city of Taylor for 38 years. He was a former member and officer of the Taylor Lions Club and the Capital Area Waterworks Association. He received a 25 year attendance certificate at the wastewater short schools at Texas A&M. Survivors - Alice Marie (Walker) Rainwater of Taylor; 3 daughters, Lou Ann Kunze, Linda Beth and husband, Marvin Bachmayer; and Janice Marie Lynch, all of Taylor; 5 sisters - Harriet McDavid; Dorothy Lane of San Marcos, Marilyn and husband, Harvey Hood of New Braunsfels; Martha Nell and husband R. J. Walker of Rockport; Lucy Deane and husband, Jack Sutton of Georgetown; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Ministers Bob Patterson and Milton Pogue officiated. Pallbearers were nephews - Phillip Walker, Mark Walker, Randy Sutton, Mike Schneider, Jack Gold and Dan Mayfield.

From "South Central Texas Obituaries" by the Milam County Texas Genealogical Society, compiled by Gloria U. Martin. Contributed by Glidie Rainwater Mobley.
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