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Marshall in Harrison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains

(September 18, 1872 - September 19, 1955)

 
 
Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 25, 2022
1. Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker
Inscription.  Born in Marshall, received his medical degree from University of Texas. Enlisted in Marshall Light Infantry (local militia), 1890. Ended military career 49 years later as Brevet Lieutenant General. Saw service on Mexican border. In World War I served as Colonel, 3rd Texas Infantry. Later commander, 144th Infantry, 72nd Brigade, and 36th Division.

Honored nationally as doctor and military man. Active in civic affairs. Married Norma Pitts, 1899.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10209.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 32° 33.239′ N, 94° 22.551′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Texas, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of One Tiger Drive and East Avenue. The marker is located at the east central section of the Greenwood Cemetery on the south side of the main road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall TX 75670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Travis Hawthorn (here, next
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to this marker); Matthew Duncan Ector (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Marshall Hebrew Cemetery (about 500 feet away); East Texas Baptist University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshall Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Zandt Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Also see . . .  Rains, George Perry (1872–1955).
George Perry Rains, physician and soldier, son of Mercer and Nancy Texas (Arnett) Rains, was born in Marshall, Texas, on September 18, 1872. He received his early education at Mrs. Maulding's Private School and at Marvin Chapel. He subsequently attended the University of Texas, where he received his A.B. degree in 1893 and his M.D. in 1895. After an internship at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, he studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and received a second M.D. degree in 1897. He returned to Marshall and served for a time as surgeon at Texas and Pacific Hospital before
The Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker and the Rains family plot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 25, 2022
2. The Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker and the Rains family plot
entering private practice. On April 26, 1899, he married Norma Pitts.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on January 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker and family plot in the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 25, 2022
3. The view of the Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Marker and family plot in the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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