James Leslie Reed

31 December 1897–8 June 1987 (Age 89)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of James Leslie

When James Leslie Reed was born on 31 December 1897, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Benjamin Reed, was 25 and his mother, Mary Emma Elder, was 26. He married Mary Katherine Morris on 16 January 1926, in Osage, Oklahoma, United States. He died on 8 June 1987, in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89.

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James Leslie Reed
1897–1987
Essie Thompson
1900–1994
Marriage: 21 February 1961

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MARRIAGE
21 February 1961

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907

Age 10

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 24

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J L Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lesley Reed in household of George Reed, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leslie J Reed, "United States Census, 1930"

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