Elvira Malinda Reason

23 February 1858–5 December 1925 (Age 67)
Madison, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Elvira Malinda

When Elvira Malinda Reason was born on 23 February 1858, in Madison, Indiana, United States, her father, William Haston Reason, was 32 and her mother, Emily Day, was 29. She married Nathan Luther Garrett on 22 June 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Washington Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 5 December 1925, in Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Nathan Luther Garrett
Elvira Malinda Reason
Marriage: 22 June 1874
Arva Zena Garrett
Mary Elizabeth Garrett
Carrie Belle Garrett
Sara Alice Garrett
Emily Fay Garrett
Loretta Garrett
Zella L Garrett
Orville Ward Garrett

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    22 June 1874
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 5
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 18
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a man of reason, good judgement, or wise words, from Middle English (Old French) raisun, raiso(u)n, reiso(u)n, reso(u)n ‘reason, speech, justice’.English: habitational name from Market, Middle, and West Rasen (Lincolnshire). The second element of the placename in each case is from Old English ræsn in dative plural form, denoting ‘(place) at the planks’, i.e. plank bridge.In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Riesen or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (9)

    • Elvira M Reason in household of Wm H Reason, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Malinda Reason in entry for Orville Ward Garrett, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2018"
    • Alvina M Reason in household of W H Reason, "United States Census, 1870"

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