Sylvia Mae Reese

19 March 1926–18 April 2002 (Age 76)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sylvia Mae

When Sylvia Mae Reese was born on 19 March 1926, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William Hubert Reese, was 31 and her mother, Lottie Geneva Coleman, was 22. She lived in Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 18 April 2002, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76.

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Walter Murdock Chockley Jr.
Sylvia Mae Reese

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    Walter Murdock Chockley Jr.



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Silina Mae Reece in household of William H Reece, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvia Reese in household of Hubert Reese, "United States Census, 1940"

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