Mason Area Historical Society
Mason Area Historical Society

Ranyer Family

 
 
 
 
John Rayner, Sr:
   Born: January 5, 1804 - Warwick Orange County New York 
        Died: May 18, 1879 Mason Ingham County MI 
 
   Spouse: Emily Meech Rayner:  
Born: 1817  Death:  1873
 
   
 
 
Find A Grave Links included below
 
 
 
 
John Sr & Emily Rayner Children: 
 
 ---  William H Rayner:  1836-1905  
 
 
 
 
       John Rayner Jr:  1839-1883
 
 
 
 
Aaron Jehiel Rayner:  1841-1919  
 
 
 
 
 
     Emma O Rayner:  1844-1927   
 
 
 
Charles B Rayner:  1849-1850  
 
 
 
Barney C Rayner:  1853-1883
 
 
 
 
 
   Charles J Rayner:  1856-1911  
 
 
                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rayner House   (currently a private residence - 2015)
 
 
 Built in 1840 by John Rayner for his family.
 
Mr.  John Rayners accumulated 320 acres of land.
 
His land provided the ice supply for early Mason
 
by ponds that were dug and located in what is
 
now "Rayner Park" -  The grounds also include a
 
blacksmith shop and an ice house.
 
It is noted that the Chief Okemos's twin sons played with eldest son William Rayner.