Thomas Reed Queen

Brief Life History of Thomas Reed

When Thomas Reed Queen was born in 1904, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Harmon Reed Queen, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Franks, was 29. He married Louise Stein on 13 April 1941, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Sylva Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 18 July 1964, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Keener Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Reed Queen
Louise Stein
Marriage: 13 April 1941

Sources (12)

  • Reed Queen in household of Harmon R Queen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Reed Queen, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Reed Queen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1920 · Women Get the Vote

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of McQueen .

English: from the Middle English female personal name Quene, sometimes a pet form of Quenill (Old English Cwēnhild, from cwēn ‘queen’ + hild ‘battle’). Early examples of the name are mainly from southern England, especially Sussex, but its currency in late medieval northern England has also been suggested by records from Yorkshire.

English: possibly a nickname from Middle English quene ‘woman; harlot; crone’ (Old English cwēn), but this is less likely than 2 to have given rise to a hereditary surname.

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

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