George Savage Rainwater & wife, Bonnie Kate McKinney Rainwater

George Savage Rainwater was born in May 1879 to parents George Wallace Rainwater and Alaminta Frances “Fannie” Benham Rainwater. Born in Arkansas, George was one of eight children born to this couple. He is a descendant in the line of James Rainwater the blacksmith.

On 9 August 1903, George married Bonnie Kate McKinney. The marriage took place in Franklin County, Arkansas. The couple had two children who lived to adulthood, Walter Clyde and Harley Savage. Two children, Robert and Ermon, died in early childhood.

George died in 1910, leaving Bonnie a widow. In the 1910 census, she and the two surviving children are found living with her in-laws.

Bonnie married again in 1914, to Jesse M. O’Rear. She died in 1919 and is buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas.

This photograph was contributed by Flo Chism.

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