Norma Jane Reed

18 April 1923–
Dexter, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Norma Jane

When Norma Jane Reed was born on 18 April 1923, in Dexter, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Leonard Maphern Reed, was 23 and her mother, Mary Elois Hindorf, was 23. She lived in Dallas Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Stuart, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1930.

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Leonard Maphern Reed
Mary Elois Hindorf
Norma Jane Reed
Wilson Douglas Reed
Ruth Elizabeth Reed

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 32

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norma J Reed in household of Wilson D Reed, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Norma J Reed in household of Leonard M Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norma Jane Reed, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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