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Wilma Reed

Wilma Reed

Female 1915 - 2015  (100 years)

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  • Name Wilma Reed 
    Born 17 Jun 1915  Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Education Leavitt Institute, Turner, Maine. Valedictorian. 
    Residence 9 Jan 1920  Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 10 Apr 1930  Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 27 Oct 2015  Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Stories from Aunt Wilma include how she and Wallace used to crawl under the steps of the drugstore and find coins dropped by people coming out of the store. - Shortly after her father died she and Wallace were in the drugstore each eating an ice cream cone when the welfare lady came in and asked them, "Where did you get the money to buy those ice creams?" She said that comment did it for their mother and she didn't want any more money from the state. - She told of one time when her mother took her to spend time with the "boys" and her grandfather with whom she lived was so lonesome for her that he asked her grandmother to put the highchair out of sight. - One time she was picking potatoes, one at a time, out of a frying pan on her grandmother's kitchen stove. Her grandmother spoke to her about this but Aunt Wilma "didn't hear her". She picked out one more piece of potato with her fingers. Then her grandfather spoke and said, "Wilma, listen to your grandmother." She said that was enough. It was the only thing he said but she knew he was serious. It was the only time he was ever cross with her. - Another story is of the day she ran home from school to tell her mother the good news that she had been named Valedictorian. Her mother said, "Oh, I was hoping Wallace would get that." -

      27 Aug 2002 - Aunt Wilma said she weighed 5 pounds at birth and was not expected to live.

      6 Jan 2003 - She said because she was not expected to live she was not given a middle name.
    Person ID I3804  Reed
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2017 

    Father Wallace William Reed,   b. 17 May 1887, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1921, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Mildred May Hobbs,   b. 7 Aug 1890, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1958, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1910  Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Married by Rev. H. A. Murkley (Muskley) Clergyman, Turner, Maine.
    Photos
    Wallace William Reed and Mildred May Hobbs
    Wallace William Reed and Mildred May Hobbs
    Documents
    Wallace Reed and Mildred Hobbs
    Wallace Reed and Mildred Hobbs
    marriage record
    Family ID F1911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leroy Clifford Jordan,   b. 22 Nov 1914, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 2000, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1935  Minister's home, North Turner Road, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Married by William H. Gould, clergyman.
    Children 
     1. Janice May Jordan,   b. 24 Jul 1935,   d. 29 May 2009  (Age 73 years)
     2. Arlen Reed Jordan,   b. 16 May 1938,   d. 24 May 2015, Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. (Living) Jordan
    Family ID F2546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jun 1915 - Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Jan 1920 - Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Apr 1930 - Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1935 - Minister's home, North Turner Road, Turner, Androscoggin, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 2015 - Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wilma Reed
    Wilma Reed
    photo from obituary

    Documents
    Wilma Reed
    Wilma Reed
    birth record
    Wilma Reed
    Wilma Reed
    obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] “Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 46.

    2. [S34] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 40, Sheet 7B, Dwelling 184, Family 192, Wallace W. Reed household.

    3. [S88] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-45, Sheet 4B, Dwelling 96, Family 105, Mildred H. Reed household.

    4. [S881] Lewiston Sun-Journal obituary.

    5. [S103] “Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 46.

    6. [S42] Maine Marriages, 1892-1996, Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2003).