Arthur Reed Dearth

3 April 1890–1913 (Age 22)
Dunreath, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arthur Reed

When Arthur Reed Dearth was born on 3 April 1890, in Dunreath, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, George Michael Dearth, was 27 and his mother, Emma Dell Reed, was 21. He lived in Red Rock Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died in 1913, at the age of 23, and was buried in Monroe, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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George Michael Dearth
Emma Dell Reed
Arthur Reed Dearth

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    George Michael Dearth


    Emma Dell Reed




World Events (7)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 8

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English derth ‘famine’ (of uncertain application) or de(e)th ‘death’, Old English dē aÐ. The latter name would have been acquired by someone who had played the part of the personified figure of Death in a pageant or play, or else one who was habitually gloomy or sickly, and the insertion of the letter -r- may have been a deliberate attempt to dissociate the name from death.

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

Sources (3)

  • Arther R Dearth in household of George M Dearth, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Arther R Durth in household of George M Durth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur R Dearth in household of Geo M Dearth, "United States Census, 1910"

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