Susan R. Wordell

6 April 1830–26 March 1879 (Age 48)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Susan R.

When Susan R. Wordell was born on 6 April 1830, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Pardon Wordell, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Reed, was 31. She married William Sowle on 24 September 1849, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 26 March 1879, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry W. Reed
Susan R. Wordell
Marriage: 16 July 1854
Emma Elizabeth Reed
Sarah C. B. Reed
Alden L. Reed
Andrew Reed
Mary L Reed
Cora Lena Reed

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16 July 1854
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wardle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan R Reed in household of Henry W Reed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Read in household of Henry W Read, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan R in entry for Arthur F Fisher and Mary L Reed, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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