Elvira Malinda Reason

Female23 February 1858–5 December 1925

Brief Life History 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, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Anderson, 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

Sources (9)

  • Elvira M Reason in household of Wm H Reason, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Malinda Reason - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Elvira Malinda Reason
  • Elvira Malinda Reason Garrett, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1874
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 6

    War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

    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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