Justice Stanley Forman Reed

Brief Life History of Stanley Forman

When Justice Stanley Forman Reed was born on 31 December 1884, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, Dr. John Anderson Reed M D, was 39 and his mother, Fannie Forman, was 34. He married Winifred D. Elgin on 11 May 1908, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1940 and Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States in 1980. In 1938, his occupation is listed as u.s. supreme court justice in United States. He died on 2 April 1980, at the age of 95, and was buried in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States.

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Justice Stanley Forman Reed
Winifred D. Elgin
Marriage: 11 May 1908
John A Reed
Stanley Forman Reed

Sources (21)

  • Stanley F Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stanley F Reed, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Stanley Reed, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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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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