Murray Harper Reed

14 February 1890–31 December 1964 (Age 74)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Murray Harper

When Murray Harper Reed was born on 14 February 1890, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Frederick Thompson Reed, was 32 and his mother, Clara Elizabeth Sinsabaugh, was 25. He married Myrtle Geneva Sersoleil on 12 September 1921, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States. He lived in Stanford, Judith Basin, Montana, United States in 1930 and Cascade, Keene, Essex, New York, United States in 1964. He died on 31 December 1964, in Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Benchland Cemetery, Benchland, Judith Basin, Montana, United States.

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Murray Harper Reed
Myrtle Geneva Sersoleil
Marriage: 12 September 1921

Spouse and Children


    Myrtle Geneva Sersoleil


12 September 1921
Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Thompson Reed


    Clara Elizabeth Sinsabaugh




World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 2

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 27

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murray H Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Murray H Reed in household of Fred F Reed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Murry H Reed in household of Frederic T Reed, "United States Census, 1920"

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