Rachel Rebecca Read

11 February 1890–24 July 1983 (Age 93)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Rachel Rebecca

When Rachel Rebecca Read was born on 11 February 1890, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, John Franklin Read, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Ann Southwell, was 22. She married Elmer Stearman on 18 January 1906, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 24 July 1983, at the age of 93.

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Elmer Stearman
Rachel Rebecca Read
Marriage: 18 January 1906
Edna Stearman
Terrel Stearman
Leone Stearman

Spouse and Children

18 January 1906
Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 8

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Stearmen en la familia de Elmer Stearmen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rachel R Stearman in household of Elmer L Stearman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Stearman in household of Elmer E Stearman, "United States Census, 1930"

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