George Frederick William Read

26 December 1899–26 April 1985 (Age 85)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George Frederick William

George Frederick William Read was born on 26 December 1899, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 son with Annie Alexandra Rogers. He died on 26 April 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 85.

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George Frederick William Read
1899–1985
Annie Alexandra Rogers
1902–1986
Clifford George Read
1928–1992

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 5

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 9

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 15

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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’.

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

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  • George Frederick William Read, "United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941"

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