Jeff Willard Read

26 March 1915–15 July 1996 (Age 81)
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Jeff Willard

When Jeff Willard Read was born on 26 March 1915, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Garland Read, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Florence Moore, was 21. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 July 1996, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Henry Garland Read
Margaret Florence Moore
Henry Garland Read Jr
Jeff Willard Read
Robert Moore Read
Margaret Read
John A Read
Edward J Read

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Florence Moore




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Jeff W Reed in household of Henry G Reed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jeff W Read in household of Garland H Read, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jeff Read in entry for Robert Moore Read, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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