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
Frances Adelaide Read
Marriage: about 1866
James Read McDermott
Charles T. McDermott
Mary Catherine McDermott
Frances Adeline McDermott
Fred McDermott
Myrtie Alice McDermott
George William McDermott
Fannie McDermott
Frank Read McDermott
Howard Kenneth McDermott
Clyde Delos McDermott

Spouse and Children

about 1866


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ruben Read


    Catherine Murray




    Frances Adelaide Read


    James Moses Read


    George William Read


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.

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.

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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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