Willis Jackson Read

Male10 September 1904–26 February 1999

Brief Life History of Willis Jackson

When Willis Jackson Read was born on 10 September 1904, in Texas, United States, his father, Marshall Jackson Read, was 28 and his mother, Eunice Lee Neal, was 18. He lived in United States in 1949 and Tyler, Texas, United States in 1950. He died on 26 February 1999, in Warren, Tyler, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Swearingen Cemetery, Warren, Tyler, Texas, United States.

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Marshall Jackson Read
Eunice Lee Neal
Willis Jackson Read
Wesley Ansel Read
Dallas Preston Read
Frenchy Duncan Read

Sources (17)

  • Willis Jr Read, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Willis Read, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Willis Jackson Read, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .

History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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