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Re: Renaker Family History
Posted by: Carolyn LeVesque (ID *****9259) Date: January 20, 2007 at 21:46:26
In Reply to: Renaker Family History by Richard M. Renaker of 691

Here is some information I found on Ancestry.com about your family:

_1900 United States Federal Census Kentucky, Harrison, Berry, District 62
William P. Renaker, b. Sept 1861, age 38, married, buggy merchant, owns home, free of mortgage.
Stella, wife, b. Aug 1877, age 23 married 7 mo (as of date of census: 2 Jun 1900), no children
Earle E., son, b. Jan 1888 (must be son of another mother) Notation of “DD”
All, and their parents, are born in KY

_1910 United States Federal Census Kentucky, Harrison, Magisterial District 3,District 89
Will P. Renaker, 48, married twice, married 10 yrs, farmer, own farm free
Stella L. 32, married once, 10 yrs, no children
Earl E., 22, farm labor, home farm

_1920 United States Federal Census, Kentucky, Harrison, Colemansville, District 122
Earle E. Renaker, own farm, 32, read/write, farmer
Honor [looks like “Gray” not “Gay”and Ancestry says “Guy”], 26, read/write
Earle E. Jr, 4 yrs/4 mo,
William R., 5 mo

_1930 United States Federal Census, Kentucky, Harrison, Berry, District 17
Earle E. Renaker, 42 married at age 25, owns home, can’t r/w, farmer, general farm, not veteran
Honor G., 37, married at age 20, can’t r/w
Earle E. Jr, 15
William R. 10
Theodore R., 9

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Kentucky, Harrison County Draft Card R :

Earle Evan Renaker, age 29
b. Jan 12, 1888
Lives Berry, KY
Farmer, own farms in Berry, KY
Dependents: wife and child
Married, white, no military service
Claims exempt: “yes, deaf and dumb”
Described as “short, slender build, grey eyes, brown hair, deaf & dumb”
Register is H. W. Berry, signed June 5? 1917

Honor died age 67, 30 Aug 1960 in Harrison Co, KY
Honor’s maiden name was “Brown”

_1910 United States Federal Census Kentucky, Boyle, Precinct 13, District 27 (Danville)_ Kentucky School for the Deaf
Honor Brown is 17 and there is a Cecil Brown, age 14 there too

Earle E. Renaker Sr.
Died 17 Jan 1939 Harrison, KY

William R. Renaker
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
William R Renaker
Birth Year: 1919
Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity
State or Country: Kentucky State: Kentucky County or City: Harrison
Enlistment Date: 18 Jun 1941 Enlistment State: Kentucky
Enlistment City: Fort Thomas Newport
Branch: Branch Immaterial -
Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68” Weight: 145

Theodore Renaker was born 19 Jan 1921.

Earle Evan Renaker Jr was born 20 March 1915, died 14 Oct 2001
Married Laura G/V? born abt 1914
He got his SSN in Ohio
Last lived at 7013 Wycliff St , Fort Worth, Tarrant. TX

Earl Evan JR Renaker
Service Info.: LCDR US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1915
Death Date: 14 Oct 2001
Cemetery: Pythian Grove Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Berry, KY 41003

Renakers were all over Casons, Berry, and elsewhere in Harrison County, KY
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I’m connected to Renakers via Nancy Levesque, sister of my great grandfather Dr. Henry C. Levesque:

Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30, 1901, reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical Society.

J. G. RENAKER. Among the younger physicians of Grant County, Dr. J. G. Renaker, of Dry Ridge, takes high rank. While he is one of the youngest engaged in active practice, he is up among the leaders of the profession. Dr. Renaker is a Grant County boy, born and bred. He is a son of G. P. Renaker and Nancy Jane (Levesque) Renaker, and was born on his father's farm about one mile north of Dry Ridge, November 19, 1877. In the Renaker family there were five boys and two girls, all of whom are living excepting two. Dr. Renaker was raised on a farm and there learned the industrious and studious habits which G. P. Renaker instilled into all of his children. He attended the common school at Dry Ridge, and later the Covington High School. When only a boy he had an ambition to study medicine and became a physician. He attended the Louisville Medical College and graduated in March of 1898 at the head of the class of that year, receiving a gold medal for his proficiency in nervous diseases, and also one for his thorough knowledge of Materia Medica. After leaving school well equipped for the battle of life in his chosen profession, he returned to his old home, Dry Ridge, and hung out his shingle. He has met with fair success and is now one of the leading physicians in that vicinity. Dr. Renaker is an excellent young man and is ambitious to do the best he can in life. He is a staunch Democrat and a member of the Red Men's Lodge at Dry Ridge. His continued success in his profession is reasonably assured.


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