Emma Elizabeth Reed

19 March 1866–5 October 1944 (Age 78)
McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Reed was born on 19 March 1866, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, her father, Baxter Reed, was 32 and her mother, Nancy C. Fry, was 28. She married Frank Marion Melton on 13 September 1885. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Clinton Township, Texas, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 5 October 1944, in Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Stubbs Cemetery, Clinton Township, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Marion Melton
Emma Elizabeth Reed
Marriage: 13 September 1885
Henry Clay Melton
Dillard Austin Melton
Hugh Lee Melton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1885
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 1
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 12
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 24
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Emma Melton in household of Frank Melton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Emma Melton in household of Frank Melton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Emma Reed Melton, "Find A Grave Index"

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