When Arthur Reed was born on 28 January 1870, in Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, Austin Reed, was 35 and his mother, Ruth A Swift, was 33. He married Hannah Margaret Tincher on 7 January 1892, in Greene, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Stafford Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 22 November 1958, in Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Linton, Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .
English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.