World War I Era (1914 – 1918 CE)


  • Gertrude and William Rainey leave the Rabbit Foot Company and join Tolliver’s Circus and Musical Extravaganza. They are dubbed “Rainey and Rainey, Assassinators of the Blues.”


  • October 10: Albert Cashier dies from an injury sustained by tripping on his skirt. Those who served with him ensure he receives an official Grand Army of the Republic funeral, and is buried with full military honors.


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    “Salome” by Willem Arondeus

    Willem Arondeus completes his painting “Salome”.

  • Ma Rainey and William Rainey separate.