William Reese

1862–Male
Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Life of William

When William Reese was born in 1862, his father, Daniel Franklin Reese, was 24 and his mother, Mary Fisher, was 21. He lived in Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Franklin Reese
1838–1920
Mary Fisher
1841–1880
William Reese
1862–
Edward Reese
1875–
John Reese
1878–1913
Jennie Reese
1866–
Kate Reese
1868–1880
Daniel Reese
1870–1912

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Wm Reese in household of Danl F Reese, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Reese in household of Daniel F Reese, "United States Census, 1880"

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