John Garrett Reeves

26 August 1881–28 October 1954 (Age 73)
Bald Prairie, Robertson, Texas, United States

The Life of John Garrett

When John Garrett Reeves was born on 26 August 1881, in Bald Prairie, Robertson, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Alfred Reeves, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Ainsworth, was 23. He married Mary Adline Carr in 1907, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Robertson, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Robertson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 October 1954, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

John Garrett Reeves
1881–1954
Mary Adline Carr
1888–1978
Marriage: 1907
Avis Estelle Reeves
1908–2001
Thomas Lee Reeves
1915–1989
Wilburn J. Reeves
1917–1982
Bobbie Lee Reeves
1921–1945
Clinton Arlene Reeves
1923–1955
Dorthy Marie Reeves
1925–2000
Milton Douglas Reeves
1928–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1907
Texas, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Alfred Reeves

    Male1849–1916Male

    Mary Jane Ainsworth

    Female1858–1925Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 20

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from Reeve . 2. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Reeves, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Reeves, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Reeves in household of Rob A Reeves, "United States Census, 1900"

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