Charles Wesley Reading

9 September 1887–15 July 1966 (Age 78)
Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Reading was born on 9 September 1887, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph William Reading, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ellen Jones, was 31. He married Nellie G. Toll on 27 July 1912, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Blackford, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Roll, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 15 July 1966, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Eaton, Union Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Wesley Reading
Nellie G. Toll
Marriage: 27 July 1912
Virginia Evaline Reading
James William Reading
Mable Lucile READING
Wilbur Warren Reading
Virgil Reading
Ethel May Reading
Vivian Bonnadel Reading

Spouse and Children

27 July 1912
Delaware, Indiana, United States


    Virginia Evaline Reading


    James William Reading




    Virgil Reading


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 19

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Rēadingas ‘people of Rēad(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Reading in household of Mary Reading, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles W Reading in household of Joseph W Reading, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Redding, "United States Census, 1940"

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