William George Rhead

30 July 1860–21 February 1931 (Age 70)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William George

When William George Rhead was born on 30 July 1860, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Josiah Rhead, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Lewis, was 35. He married Ann Williamson Hodson on 30 January 1889, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 21 February 1931, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Rhead
Ann Williamson Hodson
Marriage: 30 January 1889
William Elmo Rhead
Guy Lewis Rhead
Claude Embleton Rhead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1889Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 7
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): variant of Read .

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

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    Story Highlight

    William George Rhead - A short sketch as submitted by Delphia B. Jones to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in September 1982

    WILLIAM GEORGE RHEAD William George Rhead married Ann Williamson Hodson January 30, 1889 and has a living posterity of three sons and six grandchildren. His advanced schoolwork was at the University …

    Sources (39)

    • William Rhead in household of Josiah Rhead, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William H Rhead in entry for Guy L Rhead and Frances I Moyes, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William George Rhead in entry for William Elmo Rhead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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