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Sylvia Bailey Reed, 1854-1944


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/6/2009 at 23:33:06

Mrs. Sam Reed of Dolliver Dies at Her Home

Mrs. Sam Reed, 90, of Dolliver died yesterday at her home in Dolliver. Mrs. Reed had spent the winter months with her daughter, Mrs. Mima Wertz of Estherville. She had gone to her home in Dolliver Friday afternoon, April 26, and the following morning fell and broke her hip.

Mrs. Reed was taken to a hospital in Fairmont where she was confined for two weeks after which she was taken back to her home in Dolliver where she has been cared for since.

Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Reed home in Dolliver.

Sylvia Bailey was born June 17, 1854 in Illinois. The Reeds came to Iowa from Illinois in January 1891, and for 12 years lived on a farm west of Dolliver. Then they moved to Dolliver where they have lived since. Mr. Reed died four years ago on July 1.

Nine Children Survive

Ten children were born to the couple, none of whom survive. They are Walter Reed of Fairmont, Ruth Caylor of Dolliver, who has been caring for her mother, Mrs. Ben Trimble of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs. Mima Wertz of Estherville, J. O. Reed of Minneapolis, Mrs. J. R. Campbell of Compton, Calif., Mrs. F. R. Dowden of Spirit Lake, Mrs. A. R. Eckhart of Dolliver and D. M. Reed of Hollendale, Minn.

Mrs. Reed is also survived by 41 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Source: The Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, July 5, 1944.


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