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Sylvia Bailey Reed 1854-1944


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/3/2014 at 23:50:45

Early Settler Is Called
Mrs. S.B. Reed, 90, Passes Sunday; Had Broken Hip in April and Failed To Recover
Mrs. Sam Reed, 90, early settler of Emmet county, passed away at her home in Dolliver on Sunday, July 2, Mrs. Reed fell April 27 and broke her hip. After two weeks in the Fairmont hospital she was taken to her home and cared for there by her daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Ruth Caylor [Cayler] remained at the home.

The past winter, Mrs. Reed has been in Estherville with her daughter, Mrs. Mima Wertz, and the accident which resulted in her death occurred the next morning after she went to her Dolliver home. Of an unusually keen intellect for one of her years, Mrs. Reed will be missed by a large circle of friends. She was interested in people and loved them and her affection was returned.

Born Sylvia Bailey on June 17, 1854 at Carroll, Ill., she was married on September 22, 1875 to Samuel B. Reed. Mr. and Mrs. Reed lived in that community until 1891 when the family came to Iowa. They resided on a farm near Dolliver for 12 years then retired and moved in to the town of Dolliver which had remained their home since. Mr. Reed died July 1, 1900.

The couple enjoyed their Golden Wedding appropriately and many families gatherings were observed at their home.

Surviving the death of Mrs. Reed are nine of her ten children, Walter Reed, of Fairmont; Mrs. Ruth Caylor [Cayler], Dolliver; Mrs. Ben Trimble, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. Mima Wertz, Estherville; J.O. Reed, Minneapolis; Mrs. J.R. Campbell, Compton, Calif.; Mrs. F.R. Dowden, Spirit Lake; Mrs. A.R. Eckhart, Dolliver; and D.M. Reed, Hollendale, Minn.

There are also 41 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two thirty from the Community church at Dolliver with Rev. G.L. Day in charge. Interment was made in the Dolliver cemetery. Pall bearers were Ernest Moltzen, L.P. Stillman, Wm. Ross, Neil Finn, Albert Iverson and Melvin Peterson. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 6, 1944)


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