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
Caroline Lovilla Reed
Marriage: 26 April 1857
Carrie Almira Shepard
Lucy Shepard
William Orville Shepard
Anna Elizabeth Shepard
David Arthur Shepard

Spouse and Children

26 April 1857
Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States


    Carrie Almira Shepard


    Lucy Shepard


    William Orville Shepard





+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Amarilla Seymour




    Nelson W. S. Reed


    Byron G. Reed


    Susan Angeline Reed


    Adaline Maria Reed



+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.

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.

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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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