Isabella Read

about 1863–January 1920 (Age 57)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Read was born about 1863, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alfred Read, was 28 and her mother, Isabell Ellicock, was 26. She lived in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died in January 1920, at the age of 57.

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Alfred Read
Isabell Ellicock
Alfred Read
Charles Henry Read
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Read
Isabella Read
Herbert Read
James Read
Millicent Jane Read
George Henry Read

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World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 17

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 41

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Isabella Reed in household of Alfred Reed, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Issabella Read in household of Alfred Read, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Issabella Read in household of Alfred Read, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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