Francis Alvin Reed

Male3 September 1907–26 August 1962

Brief Life History of Francis Alvin

When Francis Alvin Reed was born on 3 September 1907, in Walpole, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Louis James Reed, was 31 and his mother, Bertha Lusk, was 23. He lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916 and Long Lake, Kennebec Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1926. He died on 26 August 1962, at the age of 54, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Francis Alvin Reed
1907–1962
Edith Peterson
1914–2012

Sources (5)

  • Alvin Reed in household of John S Reed, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Francis Alvin Reid, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Alvin Francis Reed, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (3)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 27

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 36

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 48

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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