Lewis Arthur Lewellen Reading

14 February 1885–12 September 1963 (Age 78)
Blackford, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lewis Arthur Lewellen

When Lewis Arthur Lewellen Reading was born on 14 February 1885, in Blackford, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph William Reading, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ellen Jones, was 29. He married Myrtle Bell Turner on 17 February 1906, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Eaton, Union Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1953. He died on 12 September 1963, in Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Eaton, Union Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Lewis Arthur Lewellen Reading
Myrtle Bell Turner
Marriage: 17 February 1906
Isaac Highfield Reading
Carl Reading
Mary Catherine Reading
Estella May Reading
Rachael Reading
Minnie Alice Reading
Oma P Reading
Rosaline May Reading
Velma M. Reading
Arthur Luellen Reading
Joseph William Reading

Spouse and Children

17 February 1906
Delaware, Indiana, United States


    Isaac Highfield Reading


    Minnie Alice Reading


    Carl Reading


    Oma P Reading


    Rosaline May Reading


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

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

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)

  • Arthur L Reading, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur Reading, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur Reading, "United States Census, 1920"

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