Durward R. Reece

28 January 1916–13 November 1995 (Age 79)
Warren, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Durward R.

When Durward R. Reece was born on 28 January 1916, in Warren, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Stephen Silas Reece, was 30 and his mother, Eula U. Duncan, was 20. He married Edith Marie Meyers on 17 March 1940. He lived in Brooking Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1995, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Durward R. Reece
Edith Marie Meyers
Marriage: 17 March 1940

Spouse and Children


    Edith Marie Meyers


17 March 1940

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Silas Reece





    Emil H. Reece


    Ionea Reese



    Geraldine Reece


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 1

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Reese .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Durwood Reece in household of Eula Reece, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Durward R Reece in household of Steve S Reece, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Durward R Reese in household of Steve S Reese, "United States Census, 1920"

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