Goldie Pearl Read

14 October 1899–19 August 1979 (Age 79)
Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Goldie Pearl

When Goldie Pearl Read was born on 14 October 1899, in Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States, her father, William Raper Grant Read, was 31 and her mother, Lillie May Sawyer, was 19. She lived in Freestone, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 7, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 19 August 1979, in Lancaster, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Raper Grant Read
Lillie May Sawyer
Goldie Pearl Read
Tilden Earl Read
Henry Vernon Read
Clarica Leila Read
Mable Minerva Read
William Cecil Read
Wesley Doyle Read
Lora Christill Read
Thurman Read

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Galie Read in household of William R Read, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zalie Read in household of William R Read, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Golie Reed in household of William G Reed, "United States Census, 1910"

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