George Read

Male25 August 1868–1943

Brief Life History of George

George Read was born on 25 August 1868, in Acton, London, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth A Sydenham in 1888, in Acton Green, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1943, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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George Read
Elizabeth A Sydenham
Marriage: 1888
Charles WJ Read
Edith May Read
Nellie Maud Read
Winifred Edith Read

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  • George Read, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1888Acton Green, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    World Events (8)

    1877 · Trial of Detectives

    Age 9

    The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 


    Age 16

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

    Age 20

    The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.

    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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