Syvilla Anne Reiss

8 July 1905–18 March 2006 (Age 100)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Syvilla Anne

When Syvilla Anne Reiss was born on 8 July 1905, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Louis Phillip Reiss, was 22 and her mother, Harriett 'Hattie' Frances Wright, was 25. She married Robert Boston Mccall on 7 June 1928, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 18 March 2006, in Highland, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Boston Mccall
Syvilla Anne Reiss
Marriage: 7 June 1928
Francis Mccall

Spouse and Children

7 June 1928
Coles, Illinois, United States


    Francis Mccall


Parents and Siblings




    Sydnor Vernon Reiss


    Royal Wright Reiss


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 27

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Reis 1.2 German: from any of several Germanic personal names composed with rīc ‘power(ful)’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Syvilla W Reise in household of Louis P Reise, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Syvilla A Reiss in household of Louis R Reiss, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Syvilla Mccall in household of Robert Mccall, "United States Census, 1940"

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