Rev. William Franklin Rainey
Date of Birth: December 9 1836
Place of Birth: Clinton County, Illinois
Date of Death: November 19 1909
Place of Death: Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois
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Cemetery Township Location: North Litchfield Township, Montgomery County, IL
Cemetery Name: Cedar Ridge Cemetery
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Notes: Son of William Wells Rainey and Cynthia (Hicks). Married Lucy Tyler (Thompson) on Dec 24, 1857 Clinton Co, IL. Children: Martha P Rainey, Jesse Howell Rainey, George Washington Rainey, Lucy A Rainey, Benjamin Rainey, Mary Jane Rainey, James M Rainey, Laura Belle Rainey Hall, Julia Ann Rainey Watson, John M Rainey, Emory Lee Rainey and William Walter Rainey.
William Franklin Rainey was killed when he stepped in front of a train in Litchfield,Ill. News articles state that he was very elderly and very hard of hearing and apparently did not hear or see the oncoming train.
Rev. William F. Rainey
An old and honored resident of this county who was killed by an Interurban car at Litchfield on Friday of last week, Nov 19., page 7.
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