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Samuel Buckmaster Reed 1849-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/3/2014 at 23:36:00

S.B. Reed, Dolliver, Dies at 90
Was One of the County’s Oldest Residents
S.B. Reed, 90, of Dolliver, one of Emmet county’s oldest residents, died yesterday at 3 p.m. at his home in Dolliver. He had been in poor health for several years, but was not taken seriously ill until the first of June.

Mr. Reed and his family came to Emmet county in 1891, locating on a farm west of Dolliver. Mr. Reed came to the county a year earlier from Carroll county, Ill., and put in the crops and in January, 1891, he went back to Illinois and brought his family to the farm. They lived in the barn on the farm for about 16 months, while the house was being built. During this time they “boarded” the school teacher for the neighborhood school.

Mayor for Many Years
The family lived on the farm for about 12 years and then moved to Dolliver. Mr. Reed has lived there since. He was mayor of Dolliver for many years.

He was born Dec. 22, 1849 in Carroll county, Ill. He married Sylvia Bailey, Sept. 22, 1875. Had Mr. Reed lived until Sept. 22, this year, they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Widow, Nine Children Survive
Mr. Reed is survived by his widow, 86; and nine children, W.B. Reed, Fairmont, Minn., Mrs. Ruth Caylor [Cayler], Dolliver, who has lived with her parents for some time; Mrs. Ben Trimble, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. Mima Wertz, Estherville; J.O. Reed, Minneapolis; Mrs. Alice Shuttleworth, Thompson; Mrs. F.R. Dowden, Spirit Lake; Mrs. A.R. Eckhart, Dolliver; and B.M. Reed, Hollandale, Minn. He is also survived by 41 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah, who died when she was four years old, one brother and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Reed home in Dolliver Methodist church. The Rev. C.L. Day will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Dolliver cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 2, 1940)


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