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Edith (Swinscoe) Ream (abt. 1881 - 1909)

Edith Ream formerly Swinscoe
Born about in Shirland, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Sep 1899 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 28 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United Statesmap
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Edith was previously thought to have been born in the US in the early 1880's[1] although there are indications that she was actually born in England.[2][3]

In 1899 she married John Edward Ream (1875-1915).[4]

She is known to have had at least four children:

  1. Donald Jacob Ream (1900-1963)
  2. Thelma Beatrice (Ream) Fisher (1903-1983)
  3. Paul Merlin Ream (1905-1989)
  4. Velven Ream (1907-1942)

She died in 1909[5] and is buried in the Ottumwa Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa.[6]


  1. This and the initial information on the profile came from a two-page Swinscoe family history that Joyce (Freestone) McClellan had. It's unclear who wrote it.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 July 2021), [name withheld by request], [place withheld by request]; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 36, PRO RG 11/3429 / 62, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,341,820.
  3. Find-A-Grave memorial page, source unclear.
  4. "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), John Ream and Edith Swenscoe, 25 Sep 1899, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States; citing reference Wapello Co., pg 486, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 979,598.
  5. "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 October 2019), Edith Ream, 7 Aug 1909, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States; citing certificate #902235, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines; FamilySearch digital folder 102903003.
  6. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 03 May 2023), memorial page for Edith Swinscoe Ream (6 Nov 1881–7 Aug 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 65337399, citing Ottumwa Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by IRISH EYES ARE SMILING (contributor 46591610).

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