Grover Thomas Reed

21 September 1892–22 September 1969 (Age 77)
Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Grover Thomas

When Grover Thomas Reed was born on 21 September 1892, in Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Reed, was 39 and his mother, Martha Ellen Guy, was 30. He married Olive L. Gundlach on 7 October 1912, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1969. He died on 22 September 1969, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rock Church Cemetery, Livingston, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.

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Grover Thomas Reed
Olive L. Gundlach
Marriage: 7 October 1912
Lenore Reed

Spouse and Children

7 October 1912
Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States


    Lenore Reed


Parents and Siblings

    William Reed


    Martha Ellen Guy




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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grover Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grover Reed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grover Reed in household of Wm Reed, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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