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Harriet Delinda "Hattie" Smith Reaney 1873-1944


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/2/2014 at 23:10:01

Mrs. Rainey [Reaney], Former Resident, Dies at Home in Devils Lake
Mrs. Samuel Rainey of Devils Lake, N.D., a former Estherville resident and a sister of the late Mrs. C.E. Birney of Estherville, died Saturday at her home. Mrs. Rainey had been ill only a few days. Death was caused by a heart stroke.

Mrs. Rainey was preceded in death by her husband a number of years ago and by one son, Joe, who was killed in World War I. She is survived by her son, Paul.

Mrs. Rainey is a member of AY Chapter of P.E.O.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Devils Lake, N.D. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 25, 1944)

Mrs. Sam Reaney Dies in Dakota
Mrs. Sam Reaney, sister-in-law of Dr. C.E. Birney, passed away at her home in Devils Lake, N. Dak.; early Sunday [September 24, 1944] morning. Details of her passing are not available here but it is thought to have been sudden. She had recently returned from attending the funeral of a sister in Washington state and her sister, the late Mrs. Birney passed to her reward only a few months ago.

One son Paul Reaney of Devils Lake, and a brother, Fred Smith survive. Funeral services were held yesterday and internment made at Devils Lake.

The Reaneys were residents of Estherville, leaving here in the early 1900ís. Mr. Reaney operated a mercantile store and the two sons, one of whom, Major Joe Reaney, was killed in World War I, attended the Estherville schools. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 28, 1944)

Note: Obituary indicates burial at Devils Lake, ND; however cemetery records record both Sam and Hattie Reaney buried in Oak Hill, Estherville. (Hattie was a sister to Bessie Smith Birney)

Per 1900 census, born Nov 1871, Ia


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