Darlene Mardell Reed

Female19 May 1925–23 October 2007

Brief Life History of Darlene Mardell

When Darlene Mardell Reed was born on 19 May 1925, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Leslie Lee Reed, was 29 and her mother, Bessie Viola McGee, was 22. She married Dr. Carl Leonard Horton on 31 March 1946, in Hernando, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States. She died on 23 October 2007, in Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Burt, Nebraska, United States.

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Dr. Carl Leonard Horton
Darlene Mardell Reed
Marriage: 31 March 1946

Sources (11)

  • Darleen Reed in household of Leslie Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Darline Mardell Reed, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Darlene Mardell Horton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 March 1946Hernando, DeSoto, Mississippi, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

    Age 1

    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 22

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

    English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

    English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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