George Washington Reece

10 June 1886–3 March 1970 (Age 83)
Gilmer, Georgia, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Reece was born on 10 June 1886, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States, his father, Calvin Lafayette Reece, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Lavada Byess, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Rachel Armittie Brown. He lived in Douglas, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 850, Gilmer, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 3 March 1970, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Gilmer, Georgia, United States.

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George Washington Reece
Rachel Armittie Brown
Bernice Reece
Lafayette Brown Reece

Spouse and Children



    Bernice Reece


    Lafayette Brown Reece


Parents and Siblings

    Calvin Lafayette Reece


    Mary Ann Lavada Byess




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 7

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Reese .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Reece, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George W Reece, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George W Reece in household of Lafayette Reece, "United States Census, 1900"

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