Geneva Raines (1923 - 1971)

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Elyea and Laura D. Raines

Elyea and Laura D. Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

Bessie Merrel Raines

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Mary Ellen Raines - after 1900

Mary Ellen Raines - after 1900

William,Harry"Pat",Mike,Harry"Skeets",Gayle Feury

William,Harry"Pat",Mike,Harry"Skeets",Gayle Feury

Sarah Arthinie Raines Walker

Sarah Arthinie Raines Walker

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Two unknown metal plate pictures Elyea and Laura D. Raines Bessie Merrel Raines Bessie Merrel Raines

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1923 - In the year that Geneva Raines was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1926 - When she was only 3 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1934 - Geneva was only 11 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1952 - She was 29 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1971 - In the year of Geneva Raines's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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Geneva Raines died in June 1971 at 47 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 31, 1923. We have no information about Geneva's family or relationships.

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