Levi Ward Reed

15 November 1831–30 November 1893 (Age 62)
Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Levi Ward

When Levi Ward Reed was born on 15 November 1831, in Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, John Reed, was 48 and his mother, Rebecca Bearse, was 46. He married Matilda Eve Pettit on 1 May 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 30 November 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Ward Reed
1831–1893
Matilda Eve Pettit
1837–1869
Marriage: 1 May 1852
Matilda Eve Reed
1853–1940
Mary Rozean Reed
1854–1932
Ira Allen Reed
1856–1931
Rebecca Elizabeth Reed
1857–1869
Caroline Augusta Reed
1859–1939
Levi Albert Reed Sr.
1860–1925
Laura Margaret Reed
1862–1891
Tamzon Leona Reed
1863–1869
Harriet Reed
1865–1940
Clarissa Reed
1867–1916
Rachel Reed
1868–1933

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 5
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    1848
    Age 17
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (114)

    • Levi Reed in entry for Edith Bertha Nickolaisen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Levi Reed in household of Henry Steed, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Levi Reed in entry for Ira Allen Reed and Margaret Hansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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