Clinton Harris Reese

9 June 1878–6 August 1964 (Age 86)
West Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clinton Harris

When Clinton Harris Reese was born on 9 June 1878, in West Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Michael Meschach Reese, was 37 and his mother, Mary Catherine Harris, was 29. He married Lillie A Gregson on 30 October 1901, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Ashley, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 6 August 1964, in Mountainhome, Barrett Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

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Clinton Harris Reese
Lillie A Gregson
Marriage: 30 October 1901

Spouse and Children

30 October 1901
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Meschach Reese


    Mary Catherine Harris




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Rīs ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder , who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.2 North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.3 German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clinton Reese in household of Ann Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clinton H Rees in household of Idris Lloyd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clinton H Reese, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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