William Read

Maleabout 1896–

Brief Life History of William

When William Read was born about 1896, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Henry Read, was 39 and his mother, Ada Hawley, was 40.

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Charles Henry Read
Ada Hawley
Frederick Alfred Read
Sarah Elizabeth Read
Annie Read
Ada Read
Herbert Read
William Read
about 1896–
Florence M. Read

Sources (2)

  • William Read in household of Charles Henry Read, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Willie Reed in household of Charles H Reed, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 8

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.


Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1928 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 32

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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