James Edward Reed

24 July 1892–19 May 1975 (Age 82)
Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Reed was born on 24 July 1892, in Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Russell Reed, was 27 and his mother, Louisa Louann Lee Love, was 22. He married Bessie Lee Timms on 23 July 1911, in Polk, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ragland, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Weaver, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 19 May 1975, in Cedartown, Polk, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Polk, Georgia, United States.

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James Edward Reed
Bessie Lee Timms
Marriage: 23 July 1911
Mildred Helen Reid
Betsy Myrtle Reed
James Ray Reid
Carl Joe Reid

Spouse and Children


    Bessie Lee Timms


23 July 1911
Polk, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Louisa Louann Lee Love




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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 1

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J C Reid, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Reed in household of Thomas Reed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Reed in household of Thomas Reed, "United States Census, 1910"

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