William James Rhead

1923–1942 (Age 19)
Utah, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Rhead was born about 1923, in Utah, United States, his father, Wallace Duncan Rhead, was 24 and his mother, Cora May Simonsen, was 21. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died about 1942, at the age of 19.

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Wallace Duncan Rhead
Cora May Simonsen
Wallace Max Rhead
William James Rhead

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 0

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · The Last Indian War

Age 0

The Posey War was to be considered the final Indian War in American history. It was a minor conflict, but it involved a mass exodus of Ute and Paiute from their land around current day Bluff, Utah. The natives were led by a chief named Posey, hence the name, who took his people into the mountains to try and escape his pursuers. The war ended after a skirmish at Comb Ridge. Posey was badly wounded, and his band was taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Blanding. When Posey's death was confirmed by the authorities, the prisoners were released and given land allotments to farm and raise livestock.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Billy J Rhead in household of William O Wray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William James Rhead, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William James Rhead - Memory of Someone: male

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