John Douglas Reed

23 March 1911–14 October 1992 (Age 81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of John Douglas

When John Douglas Reed was born on 23 March 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Emanuel Rasmussen Reed, was 23 and his mother, Leona Christina Hoggan, was 21. He married Edna Kelly Olmstead on 14 January 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1970, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as painter and wallpaper hanger in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 14 October 1992, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Douglas Reed
Edna Kelly Olmstead
Marriage: 14 January 1931
John Kelly Reed

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14 January 1931
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

Age 22

The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Verbal History of John Douglas Reed

Verbal History of John Douglas Reed Written by David D. (Cornellison) Keyser - Grandson April 28, 2020 I spoke to my mother this evening about her father, my grandfather, and his interaction with Alf …

Sources (3)

  • Douglas Reed, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Douglas Jensen in household of Alfred C Jensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Douglas Read in household of A Charles Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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