Martin Amzier Rainwater was born c. 1868 in Kentucky to Robert Parks Rainwater and his wife Charity Chappell. He was one of nine siblings born to his mother, and had two step-siblings.
On 20 Dec 1894, Martin married Clara Viola Hamilton in Randolph Co, Arkansas. They were the parents of seven children: William Jesse, Elcie Estella, Bertha Ellen, Bessie Viola, Amzier Clarence, and Elmer Lawrence. Martin died on 27 Jan 1909. His last child, Eneas Earl, was born two months after Martin’s death. in 1914, William and Elcie also died.
Clara remarried three times: to Albert Kirtley in 1912, to Dee Condor in 1915, and to James M. George in 1918. She died on 14 May 1948 in Arkansas and is buried with her 4th husband in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas, AR.
The individuals in this photo are, youngest to oldest, Eneas Earl, Elmer Lawrence, Amzier Clarence, Bessie Viola, Bertha Ellen, Elcie Estella, William Jesse, Clara Viola Hamilton Rainwater, which means it must have been taken c. 1912-1914.
Thanks to John Rainwater for the contribution of the photo.
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