Ira Beckwith Reed

25 June 1834–8 May 1872 (Age 37)
Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Beckwith

When Ira Beckwith Reed was born on 25 June 1834, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, John Reed, was 50 and his mother, Rebecca Bearse, was 48. He married Margaret Pettit on 18 June 1858, in Mona, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 8 May 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ira Beckwith Reed
Margaret Pettit
Marriage: 18 June 1858
Ira Pettit Reed
Margaret Ann Reed
Ethan Pettit Reed
Elizabeth Ellen Reed
Rebecca Reed
Phoebe Reed
John Reed
Ida B Reed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1858Mona, Juab, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 6
    On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    Ira Beckwith Reed

    On Thursday, June 25, 1835 in Kirtland, Ohio Rebecca (Bearce) Reed, who had reached almost a half a century in age, gave birth to her 15th and last child. Thus began the life of Ira Beckwith Reed: a …

    Sources (85)

    • Ira Reed in entry for Rebecca Reed Hughes, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ira Reed, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ira Reed in entry for Phoebe Rubitschung, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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