Thomas Elsworth Reeves

Brief Life History of Thomas Elsworth

When Thomas Elsworth Reeves was born on 18 September 1862, in Indiana, United States, his father, William McDonald Reeves, was 27 and his mother, Temperance Caroline Allen, was 28. He married Emma C May on 26 April 1885, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. He lived in Ellettsville, Richland Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 17 December 1922, at the age of 60, and was buried in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Elsworth Reeves
Lena Hilgert
Marriage: 29 April 1918
Otis Laurence Voeller

Sources (15)

  • Thomas Reeves, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas E Reeves, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Thomas E Reeves, "Find A Grave Index"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Reeve , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: from Middle English reve + genitival -s, for the son, daughter, wife, or servant of a reeve or of someone surnamed Reeve .

English: from Middle English atte Reves, a topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and probably worked ‘at the reeve's (house)’.

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

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