Benjamin Franklin Reding

27 May 1895–25 September 1960 (Age 65)
Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Reding was born on 27 May 1895, in Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States, his father, Joseph Marion Reding, was 34 and his mother, Clara Belle Barton, was 29. He married Laura Jane Buchanan on 19 March 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Eastport, Boundary, Idaho, United States in 1937 and lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died on 25 September 1960, in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 65, and was buried in British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Reding
Laura Jane Buchanan
Marriage: 19 March 1919
Bertha Faye Reding
Iris Pearl Reding
Maxwell Arthur Reding
Sybil Inez Reding

Spouse and Children

19 March 1919


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1906: Kootenai, Idaho, United States: 1907: Bonner, Idaho, United States; 1915: Boundary, Idaho, United States
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Reading .2 Dutch and German: variant of Redding 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Reding in household of Joseph Reding, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Benj F Reding in household of Joseph M Reding, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Franklin Reding, "Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956"

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