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Reeves, Robert 1848-1927

REEVES, POTTER

Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 2/7/2006 at 22:00:04

From the LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, February 1, 1927:
ROBERT REEVES, PIONEER OF ELGIN, PASSES AWAY
Early Elgin Settler

Death claimed Robert Reeves, one of the early settlers in Plymouth county, at a hospital in LeMars Sunday morning, at the age of 78 years. Mr. Reeves, who resided at Seney, had been ailing recently, complaining of stomach trouble and entered the hospital for treatment last week. His health was due to a complication of diseases and weight of years.

Robert Reeves was a native of England and was born in Kent, June 26, 1848. When he was a child his parents came to this country, seventy-four years ago, and located in Schenectady, New York, and from there moved to Kane county, Illinois. The family came to Plymouth county in 1868 and took up land in Elgin township and Mr. Reeves engaged in farming and other occupations and was employed with the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis for some time. When a young man he was married to Lucy Potter. His wife preceded him in death some years ago. He leaves two children who are Paul Reeves and Mrs. J. H. Manning, who reside in this vicinity. He is also survived by his brothers, Arthur Reeves of Seney, John Reeves of Washington township, George Reeves of Mission Hill, S. D., and a sister Mrs. Martha Trigg of Pipestone, Minnesota.

The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Seney this afternoon at 1:30 and the interment made in the cemetery at Seney. Mr. Reeves was widely known in the community, especially among the older settlers and was esteemed by all who knew him.
(Note: Robert died Jan. 30, 1927. Also--there is no stone for Robert or Lucy at the Seney cemetery, though there is a stone for Lucy's parents, Robert and Sarah Potter.)

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