Frances Adelaide Read

26 November 1848–6 November 1928 (Age 79)
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frances Adelaide

When Frances Adelaide Read was born on 26 November 1848, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Ruben Read, was 43 and her mother, Catherine Murray, was 43. She married James McDermott about 1866. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Buffalo Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 6 November 1928, in Clinton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McDermott
1839–1892
Frances Adelaide Read
1848–1928
Marriage: about 1866
James Read McDermott
1867–
Charles T. McDermott
1868–1942
Mary Catherine McDermott
1871–1944
Frances Adeline McDermott
1873–1952
Fred McDermott
1875–
Myrtie Alice McDermott
1878–1951
George William McDermott
1880–1957
Fannie McDermott
1882–
Frank Read McDermott
1886–1952
Howard Kenneth McDermott
1887–1951
Clyde Delos McDermott
1890–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1866
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ruben Read

    Male1805–1875Male

    Catherine Murray

    Female1805–1875Female

siblings

(3)

    Frances Adelaide Read

    Female1848–1928Female

    James Moses Read

    Male1850–1891Male

    George William Read

    Male1852–1855Male

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Frances McDermott in entry for Frank Reid McDermott, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Frances Reid in household of Reuben Reid, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Reed in household of Rhueben Reed, "United States Census, 1850"

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