Orson Olen Reed

21 August 1892–20 October 1963 (Age 71)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Orson Olen

When Orson Olen Reed was born on 21 August 1892, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Alonzo Reed, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Snider, was 32. He married Della Maud Pratt on 11 March 1916, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Grant Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 October 1963, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lost Creek, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Orson Olen Reed
Della Maud Pratt
Marriage: 11 March 1916
Harold Harebell Reed
Mary Helen Reed
Billy Francis Reed

Spouse and Children

11 March 1916
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orson Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orson O Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orson O Reed in household of William Reed, "United States Census, 1900"

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