Wilbur Reed (1929 - 1975)

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Wilbur Reed
1929 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Wilbur Reed was born on November 2, 1929. He died in May 1975 at 45 years old.


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Wilbur Reed died in May 1975 at 45 years old. He was born on November 2, 1929. There is no information about Wilbur's family.
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In 1929, in the year that Wilbur Reed was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1933, Wilbur was only 4 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1949, by the time he was 20 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1957, Wilbur was 28 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, in the year of Wilbur Reed's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Wilbur L Reed
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
Wilbur J Reed
Born: around 1913
Delaware, United States
Wilbur H Reed
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Wilbur C Reed
Born: around 1911
Texas, United States
Wilbur S Reed
Born: around 1915
Missouri, United States
Wilbur D Reed
Born: around 1913
Illinois, United States
Wilbur L Reed
Born: around 1919
United States
Wilbur D Reed
Born: around 1923
Indiana, United States
Wilbur E Reed
Born: around 1914
Mississippi, United States
Wilbur H Reed
Born: around 1922
United States
Wilbur C Reed
Born: around 1918
United States
Wilbur E Reed
Born: around 1921
United States
Wilbur R Reed
Born: around 1908
New Jersey, United States
Wilbur D Reed
Born: around 1922
Connecticut, United States
Wilbur B Reed
Born: around 1913
Indiana, United States
Wilbur Thomas Reed
Dec 16, 1924 - Mar 21, 2006
Wilbur Lewis Reed
Jul 28, 1926 - Feb 6, 2005
Wilbur Reed
Dec 23, 1925 - Mar 14, 1945
Wilbur R Reed
Jan 26, 1920 - Jul 25, 1979

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Evelyn B Reed
Jun 9, 1912 - Jul 12, 1989
Stevens, PA
C Reed
Mar 20, 1894 - April 1985
Plant City, FL
Ella M Reed
Mar 6, 1924 - Jun 27, 2009
Kutztown, PA
Richard W Reed
Feb 7, 1929 - Oct 13, 1994
Fredonia, PA
Barbara J Reed
Nov 11, 1928 - Feb 21, 2001
Mercer, PA
Altha Reed
Jun 11, 1924 - Feb 13, 2001
Slippery Rock, PA
Beatrice Reed
Mar 27, 1913 - October 1984
Philadelphia, PA
Gemencina E Reed
Dec 22, 1931 - Jan 9, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Alice White Reed
Jul 10, 1929 - Oct 1, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Georgia E Reed
Jan 21, 1901 - Jun 22, 1992
Philadelphia, PA
Gussie Reed
Nov 21, 1900 - December 1985
Willingboro, NJ
Robert H Reed
Mar 11, 1932 - Oct 22, 2003
Lake Ariel, PA
Minnie R Reed
Apr 2, 1903 - Apr 5, 1993
Casper, WY
John E Reed
Aug 31, 1930 - Feb 13, 2002
Des Moines, IA
Donald E Reed
Feb 18, 1932 - Aug 12, 2011
Waynesboro, PA
Jay C Reed
Sep 22, 1938 - May 17, 2010
Cumberland, MD
Richard Reed
Aug 26, 1941 - September 1979
Elmer G Reed
Aug 27, 1939 - Jun 30, 2011
Newport, PA
William H Reed
Sep 21, 1938 - Mar 31, 2004
Elliottsburg, PA
Ida Reed
Jan 4, 1895 - March 1970
Waynesboro, PA

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Dec 28, 1931 - October 1984
Jeanette Sommer
Sep 21, 1915 - August 1978
Chester, PA
George R Thomson
Jan 20, 1901 - Jun 16, 1975
Miami, FL
James Bundy
Jun 5, 1918 - July 1976
Ashland, KY
Julie L Scott
Jun 5, 1917 - May 13, 1988
Oxford, PA
Nellie Detrick
Sep 16, 1908 - February 1984
Wayne, PA
George A Wunderly
Oct 14, 1916 - Jan 30, 2005
Bethlehem, PA
John M Miller
Sep 10, 1913 - Aug 28, 1997
Harrisburg, PA
Norman Mitterling
Sep 8, 1892 - September 1971
King of Prussia, PA
Henry Brewerton
Dec 2, 1914 - June 1976
Oswald F Mancini
Sep 7, 1929 - Nov 15, 1994
Downingtown, PA
Charles E Rhoades
Oct 12, 1917 - Mar 3, 1996
Coatesville, PA
Anna A Stetler
Jun 7, 1917 - Sep 28, 1994
West Chester, PA
Edith Good
Feb 21, 1917 - Mar 29, 2003
Clearwater, FL
George S Thorbahn
Mar 9, 1931 - Apr 11, 2008
Media, PA
Louise A Nash
Aug 7, 1926 - August 1995
West Chester, PA
Eugene A Vansant
Jan 25, 1930 - Oct 18, 1997
James F Mcdonnell
Oct 16, 1929 - Jul 30, 2011
Albrightsville, PA
Beatrice Dickerson
Sep 13, 1913 - August 1987
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Elizabeth E Krott
Aug 15, 1929 - Jun 13, 2005
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