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James Reed (1855-1935)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/26/2013 at 23:34:40

From Ames Milepost November 1935


James Reed, 79, son of one of the pioneer families of the Illinois Grove neighborhood, died at Marshalltown Friday evening.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00, after which the body was taken to the Illinois Grove cemetery for interment by the side of his second wife, who passed away a few years ago.

Mr. Reed, who was born at Marietta was raised in the Illinois Grove community and had lived in Iowa the most of the time with the exception of some years spent in Alaska.

The first wife died years ago he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Vinnie Burdick of Montana by that marriage.

Later, while in Alaska, he was married again to a mission school teacher and to them five sons and two daughters were born and survive the parents.

They returned to Iowa a few years ago and here the wife died and was buried at Illinois Grove.

Besides these children, he leaves one sister and five brothers. The sister is Mrs. Viola Oakes of Zearing, while the brothers are Ed D. Reed of Zearing, J. Fred Reed of St. Paul, Frank Reed of Marshalltown, Claude Reed of Eldora and Clay Reed of Illinois Grove.


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