Helen Matilda Reed

3 December 1859–9 December 1919 (Age 60)
City of London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Helen Matilda

When Helen Matilda Reed was born on 3 December 1859, in City of London, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Francis Reed, was 26 and her mother, Frances Isake Farnes, was 25. She married Mark Lorenzo Fletcher about 1880. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in King, Washington, United States in 1900 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 9 December 1919, in Redmond, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mark Lorenzo Fletcher
Helen Matilda Reed
Marriage: about 1880
Stella Agnes Fletcher
Helen Fletcher
Annette L. Fletcher
Mark Raymond Fletcher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1880
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries 1870: King, Washington Territory, United States; 1889: King, Washington, United States
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 21
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Helen Fletcher in household of Mark Fletcher, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Helen Reed in entry for Albert S Johnson and Stella Agnes Brisman, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Helen M. Reed in entry for Annette Johnson, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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