William Reed (1818 - 1894)

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Birthplace: Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Journalist
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About William Reed

Journalist.

William REED. Born on Mar 27 1818 in Newburyport. Died on Nov. 5 1894 in Fall River.  William Reed wrote an autobiography (among other things) that was published in 1903 by Davol Press in Taunton. Two of their sons  (William & Milton) purchased the Taunton Daily Gazette, and it remained in  the Reed family for many years.  The William Reed Memorial Scholarship at Harvard was established by their son Milton, a prominent Fall River attorney who served a term as mayor.  Another son Waldo was also an attorney in Fall  River.

Married

  1. Sophia Brown LADD (daughter of John LADD and Sophia JAQUES) She  was born on September 20 1819 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts, USA. 

  They had the following children: 

  1. William b. 1841/2, Newburyport  d. Oct. 9, 1913, Taunton 
  2. Milton    b. Oct./1/1848    d. Sept. 18, 1932 
  3. Waldo    b. June 2, 1850, Newburyport 
  4. Sophia    b. Jan 14, 1845 ;  d. Sept. 6, 1846 
  5. Maria     b. Aug. 17, 1846  d. Nov. 1854, Iowa

Sources

  1. Autobiography of William Reed. March 27th 1818-November 5th, 1894. (With introduction, and concluding remarks, by William Reed, IV) Taunton, Mass., The Davel Press, 1906. 35 pages.

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William Reed's Timeline

1818
1818
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1842
May 14, 1842
Age 24
Haverhill, Essex, MA, USA
December 2, 1842
Age 24
Newburyport, Essex, MA, USA
1845
January 14, 1845
Age 27
Newburyport, Essex, MA, USA
1846
August 7, 1846
Age 28
1848
October 1, 1848
Age 30
1850
June 2, 1850
Age 32
Newburyport, Essex, MA, USA
1894
November 7, 1894
Age 76
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States