Edgar B. Read

27 July 1867–14 October 1953 (Age 86)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edgar B.

When Edgar B. Read was born on 27 July 1867, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Stewart Read, was 39 and his mother, Mary Lowery Clyde, was 35. He married Anna Belle Heckendorn on 24 October 1895, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Glen Richey, Lawrence Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Lawrence Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 14 October 1953, in Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Edgar B. Read
Anna Belle Heckendorn
Marriage: 24 October 1895

Spouse and Children


    Anna Belle Heckendorn


24 October 1895
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States




Parents and Siblings

    William Stewart Read


    Mary Lowery Clyde




    Emery Curran Read


    Emily C Read


    Sarah Lowery Read


    Mary S. Read


    Amos Clyde Read


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 10

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edgar Read, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edgar Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edgar Read, "United States Census, 1930"

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