Emma Reeves

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Reeves was born in 1875, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Reeves, was 25 and her mother, Parthena J. Hester, was 25. She married James David Helm on 12 February 1893, in Reevesville, Johnson, Illinois, United States. She lived in Mayberry Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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William Solomon Shires
1870–1941
Emma Reeves
1875–
Marriage: 4 December 1900

Sources (5)

  • Emma Reeves in household of George Reeves, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Reeves, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Emma Reeves in entry for W. S. Shives, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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