Elsie Irene Read

1897–1977 (Age 80)
North Bow, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elsie Irene

When Elsie Irene Read was born in 1897, in North Bow, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Joseph Read, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Eliza Edgell, was 44. She married John Henry Arundell in June 1927. She lived in Bow, London, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died in March 1977, in Worthing, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Elsie Irene Read
John Henry Arundell
Marriage: June 1927

Spouse & Children

June 1927
Poplar, Middlesex, England

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Joseph Read


  • Elizabeth Eliza Edgell




  • Elizabeth Mary A E Read


  • Clarissa Florence Read


  • Thomas Alexander Edgell Read


  • Female1889–1963Female

  • Female1897–1977Female

World Events (8)


Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 18

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Age 21

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Elsie Irene Read, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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