Marietta Reith

17 May 1923–4 July 1989 (Age 66)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Marietta

When Marietta Reith was born on 17 May 1923, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Reith, was 33 and her mother, Caroline Feustel, was 30. She married Edward C Jacobs Sr on 24 June 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 4 July 1989, in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.

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Edward C Jacobs Sr
Marietta Reith
Marriage: 24 June 1944

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24 June 1944
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 2

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a reduced form of McCreath ( see McRae ).2 German: habitational name from any of several places named with riute ‘forest clearing’. Compare Reiter , Reuter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mariette Reith in household of Joseph Reith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marietta Reith in household of Joseph Reith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marietta R Jacobs, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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