John McKenzie Reed

19 September 1860–8 March 1932 (Age 71)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John McKenzie

When John McKenzie Reed was born on 19 September 1860, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Francis Reed, was 26 and his mother, Frances Isake Farnes, was 25. He married Amelia Jane Bush on 29 December 1883, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Poplar, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 8 March 1932, in Ririe, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McKenzie Reed
Amelia Jane Bush
Marriage: 29 December 1883
Amelia Reed
John Mc Kenzie Reed
James Henry Reed
Robert Francis Reed
Freeman Leon Reed
William Jennings Reed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1883Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1879: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Fremont, Idaho, United States 1913: Jefferson, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    John Reed

    Written by J. Clare Reed My great grandfather, John Reed, was a weaver residing in Crawford [Crayford], Kent, England. He was born in September 1801. He married Ann Cole, who was born at St. Lake …

    Sources (44)

    • John M Reed in household of Amelia Bush, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John Reid, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • John Mckinzy Reed, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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