Caroline Lovilla Reed

4 September 1836–20 April 1919 (Age 82)
Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Caroline Lovilla

When Caroline Lovilla Reed was born on 4 September 1836, in Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States, her father, David Reed, was 37 and her mother, Amarilla Seymour, was 31. She married William Harrison Shepard on 26 April 1857, in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Huron, Wayne, New York, United States in 1850 and Coloma Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 20 April 1919, in Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Shepard
1832–1896
Caroline Lovilla Reed
1836–1919
Marriage: 26 April 1857
Carrie Almira Shepard
1858–1935
Lucy Shepard
1859–1867
William Orville Shepard
1862–1931
Anna Elizabeth Shepard
1867–1948
Shepard
1868–1871
David Arthur Shepard
1872–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 April 1857
Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

    Carrie Almira Shepard

    Female1858–1935Female

    Lucy Shepard

    Female1859–1867Female

    William Orville Shepard

    Male1862–1931Male

    Female1867–1948Female

    Shepard

    Male1868–1871Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1799–1849Male

    Amarilla Seymour

    Female1805–1870Female

siblings

(11)

    Nelson W. S. Reed

    Male1825–1896Male

    Byron G. Reed

    Male1831–1906Male

    Susan Angeline Reed

    Female1832–1879Female

    Adaline Maria Reed

    Female1834–1919Female

    Female1836–1919Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lavilla Reed in household of Amarilla Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Shepard in household of W H Shepard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lavilla Reed in entry for William O Shepard and Emily M Odell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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