George Irvin Reese

about 1902–January 1965 (Age 63)
Cicero, Hamilton, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Irvin

When George Irvin Reese was born about 1902, in Cicero, Hamilton, Indiana, United States, his father, Wilmer Julian Rees, was 29 and his mother, Melissa Pearl Orbaugh, was 18. He married Frances Leah Mangold on 9 August 1925, in Marion, Indiana, United States. He lived in Hamilton Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in January 1965, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63.

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George Irvin Reese
Frances Leah Mangold
Marriage: 9 August 1925

Spouse and Children

9 August 1925
Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Melissa Pearl Orbaugh




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 0

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Irwin Rees in household of Wilmer J Rees, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George E Rees in household of Wilmer J Rees, "United States Census, 1910"

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