Zilpha May Robertson

19 October 1900–4 August 1985 (Age 84)
Tharpe, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Zilpha May

When Zilpha May Robertson was born on 19 October 1900, in Tharpe, Stewart, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Henry Robertson, was 34 and her mother, Minnie Lee Miles, was 30. She married Ray Louis Reed on 16 January 1921, in Washington, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 August 1985, in Mill Valley, Marin, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Louis Reed
Zilpha May Robertson
Marriage: 16 January 1921
Ray Louis Reed Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1921Washington, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 4
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 23
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English, Norman French, and Older Scots personal name Robert + -son. This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce (1274–1329).Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Robertsson: patronymic from the personal name Robert .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Robertsen, a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Zilpha Reed in household of Ray L Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Zilfehs May Robertson in entry for Ray L Rad, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Zilpha M Reed in household of Ray L Reed, "United States Census, 1930"

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