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Sunday, November 6, 2016


(Clarence's father)

UPDATE - Arthur has been claimed by a relative and is going home. This small framed photograph was located at an antique shop in Springfield Oregon.

I have determined that this is Arthur Licurgus Rainwater, born Feb. 28, 1863 in Albany (Linn County) Oregon, and died Oct. 30, 1930 in Tacoma (Pierce County) Washington.

Arthur was the son of Northwest pioneer lumberman John Kiefer Rainwater (1834-1920) and Mary Ellen Sparks (1829-1889). John and Mary Ellen had seven children; six daughters and one son - Arthur.

Arthur married Clarissa Clara "Hannah" Robnett (sometimes shown as Robinette in historical records), a daughter of Joseph Robnett who was a sawmill partner with John Rainwater.

Obituary on Arthur's father (John K. Rainwater) from the Portland Oregon Daily Journal, 26 Aug 1920. (at right)

Arthur and Clara had the following children:
 - Rosetta (b. 1885)
 - Claude (1887)
 - Ernest & Elmer (twins)(1889)
 - Roy (1891)
 - Ora (1893)
 - Carl (1894)
 - Cora (1895)
 - Clyde (1896)
 - Alma (1897)
 - Loma (1898)
 - John (1900)
 - Faye (1903)
 - Clarence & Claire (twins) (1905)
 - Gladys (1910)

Arthur was widowed in 1921.

Arthur passed away in October 1930 in Tacoma Washington and is buried next to his wife Clara in Evergreen Cemetery in Everett Washington.

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