William Lester Reed Sr

27 September 1906–4 February 1985 (Age 78)
Township 7 Gold Mine, Franklin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Lester

When William Lester Reed Sr was born on 27 September 1906, in Township 7 Gold Mine, Franklin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Napoleon Reid, was 23 and his mother, Harriett Rosetta McCoy, was 20. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Pearl Cillifer Frady. He lived in Sugar Fork Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 4 February 1985, in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Macon, North Carolina, United States.

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William Lester Reed Sr
Pearl Cillifer Frady
Eldon William Reed
Sheridan Napoleon Reed
William Lester Reed Jr
Pansy LaVerne Reed

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 12

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.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester Reed in household of Samuel N Reed, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willias L Reed in household of Sam N Reed, "United States Census, 1930"

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