Arley Rea

1893–before 1900 (Age 7)
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Arley

When Arley Rea was born in 1893, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Rea, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth L Sampson, was 22. He died before 1900, at the age of 6.

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John William Rea
Elizabeth L Sampson
John B Rea
Arley Rea
Wilmer Rea

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World Events (2)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 5
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: from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter ye ‘at the island’ (Old English ēg, īeg). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by marsh, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Rye (Sussex), The Rye in High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire), Rye Hill in Epping Upland (Essex), Rye Mill in Feering (Essex), and Rye House in Stanstead Abbots (Hertfordshire). Alternatively, the name may also arise from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eye ‘at the river’ (Old English ēa) and may also be topographic, for someone who lived near a river or stream, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Rea in Hempsted (Gloucestershire), Ray Lodge in Lingfield (Surrey), and Rye Farm in Cranleigh (Surrey). Due to the similarity of Middle English forms it is now impossible to distinguish between the two explanations. See also Nye .English: post-medieval form of Wray .English: variant of Ray .

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

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  • Arley Rea in household of William Rea, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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