Mildred Alice Read

28 March 1841–22 January 1931 (Age 89)
Cooper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mildred Alice

When Mildred Alice Read was born on 28 March 1841, in Cooper, Missouri, United States, her father, Samuel Read, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Harris, was 23. She married Joseph Whitfield Mundell on 23 January 1862, in Cooper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Centerville Township, Linn, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 22 January 1931, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Centerville, Linn, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Whitfield Mundell
Mildred Alice Read
Marriage: 23 January 1862
William Stanton Mundell
Frances Maude Mundell
Alice May Mundell
Marietta Virginia Mundell
George Adelbert Mundell
Clyde Austin Mundell

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Whitfield Mundell



23 January 1862
Cooper, Missouri, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Read


    Elizabeth Harris




World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 19

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Millie A Mundell in household of Charles E Holstein, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Milly Reed in household of Samuel Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Milly Mundell in household of J W Mundell, "United States Census, 1880"

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