Hannah Reese

Female21 November 1844–24 March 1941

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Reese was born on 21 November 1844, in Wales, Lake, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Rees, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Richards, was 26. She married Augustus Alwin Farnham on 22 February 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 24 March 1941, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Alwin Farnham
Hannah Reese
Marriage: 22 February 1860
Joseph Levi Reese Farnham

Sources (21)

  • 1920 United States Federal Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah Reese - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Hannah Reese
  • Hannah Miller, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 4

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 26

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Rice .

    North German and Dutch (De Reese): nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.

    German: habitational name from any of the places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Story of Hannah when she came to America and her marriage to Agustus Farnham

    AGUSTUS ALWIN FARNHAM Augustus Alwin Farnham was the seventh child of Peter and Chloe Wilson Farnham. Born 20th of May, 1805, at Andover, Essex County, Mass. He came from a family of stalwart, fear …

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