Myrtle Reed

29 November 1894–3 May 1983 (Age 88)
Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Reed was born on 29 November 1894, in Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, her father, James Melison Reed, was 48 and her mother, Martha Helen Or Millie Johnson, was 34. She married Jay Dee Brown on 23 August 1924, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Bradshaw, York, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Lockridge Township, York, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 May 1983, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Jay Dee Brown
Myrtle Reed
Marriage: 23 August 1924
Twila Brown
Laurel Brown

Spouse and Children

23 August 1924
Mills, Iowa, United States


    Twila Brown


    Laurel Brown


Parents and Siblings

    James Melison Reed


    Martha Helen Or Millie Johnson





    Oscar Reed



    Jesse Reed



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mable Brown in household of Dee J Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Reed in household of James M Reed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle Braun in household of Jay Dee Braun, "United States Census, 1930"

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