William Franklin Reed

4 July 1876–8 July 1953 (Age 77)
Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Reed was born on 4 July 1876, in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States, his father, Elijah Coleman Reed, was 34 and his mother, Mary Alverna Stecker, was 23. He married Minnie Eldora Goar about 1905, in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rice, Minnesota, United States in 1876 and Morristown Township, Rice, Minnesota, United States in 1895. He died on 8 July 1953, in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Reed
Minnie Eldora Goar
Marriage: about 1905
Erna Reed
William E Reed
Charles Shirlie Reed
Ivan Reed
Ray Rodney Reed
Elizabeth M Reed
James Reed

Spouse and Children

about 1905
Morristown, Rice, Minnesota, United States


    Erna Reed


    William E Reed



    Ivan Reed


    Ray Rodney Reed


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Coleman Reed


    Mary Alverna Stecker




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 8

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Reed in household of Elijah C Reed, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • William Reed in household of Elijah Reed, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William F Reed, "United States Census, 1930"

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