Luther David Reese

12 August 1889–5 May 1953 (Age 63)
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Luther David

When Luther David Reese was born on 12 August 1889, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Randall Reese, was 32 and his mother, Mary Matilda Ketner, was 34. He married Emma Mae or Amy Lewis on 8 April 1917, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 5, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 5 May 1953, at the age of 63, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther David Reese
Emma Mae or Amy Lewis
Marriage: 8 April 1917
Estelle B "Eck" Reese
Bruner T Reese
Ellaree "Susie" Reese
Nina Ruth Reese
Wilma Dean Reese
Mary Ann Reese

Spouse and Children

8 April 1917
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States




    Estelle B "Eck" Reese


    Bruner T Reese


    Ellaree "Susie" Reese


    Nina Ruth Reese


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Randall Reese


    Mary Matilda Ketner





    Florence Reese



    Julia Reese



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Auther D Reese in household of Randal Reese, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Luther Reese in household of Randle Reese, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Luther Reece, "United States Census, 1940"

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