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.
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.