Ernest Gilbert Read

1880–1953 (Age 73)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Ernest Gilbert

When Ernest Gilbert Read was born in 1880, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Edwin Read, was 41 and his mother, Ellen Maria Barton, was 35. He married Ellen Louise Stevens in 1907, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1953, in Evesham, Worcestershire, England, at the age of 73.

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Ernest Gilbert Read
1880–1953
Ellen Louise Stevens
1888–1922
Marriage: 1907
Eric Ivor Read
1907–2001
Francis Cyril Read
1909–1968
Charles Gilbert Read
1913–1984
Ernest Jack Kitchener Read
1916–1994
Patricia Ellen Read
1921–1991

Spouse and Children

    Male1880–1953Male

    Ellen Louise Stevens

    Female1888–1922Female

MARRIAGE
1907
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
children

(5)

    Eric Ivor Read

    Male1907–2001Male

    Francis Cyril Read

    Male1909–1968Male

    Charles Gilbert Read

    Male1913–1984Male

    Ernest Jack Kitchener Read

    Male1916–1994Male

    Patricia Ellen Read

    Female1921–1991Female

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Read

    Male1839–1885Male

    Ellen Maria Barton

    Female1845–Female

siblings

(4)

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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