Alva H Reed

17 August 1860–13 July 1941 (Age 80)
Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alva H

When Alva H Reed was born on 17 August 1860, in Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Harry Reed, was 45 and his mother, Polly Davis, was 39. He married Anna E. Rennison on 6 July 1879, in Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Galesburg, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 13 July 1941, in Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Alva H Reed
Anna E. Rennison
Marriage: 6 July 1879
Elizabeth P Reed
George Rennison Reed
Lawrence Alger Reed

Spouse and Children


    Anna E. Rennison


6 July 1879
Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


    Elizabeth P Reed


    George Rennison Reed



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alva Reed in household of H Reed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alva H Reed in entry for Laurence Algive Reed, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Alvah H Read, "United States Census, 1940"

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