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John Goldsmith Reeve
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1852
Mattituck
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1951
Riverhead
Suffolk County
New York, USA

JOHN G REEVE, ONE OF TOWN'S OLDEST CITIZENS, DIES AGED NINETY-NINE

John G Reeve, one of Eastern Long island's few nonagenarians, passed away on Saturday, December 1, at the Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead, where he had been a patient for several months. His ninety-ninth birthday was celebrated at the hospital on Sunday, November 4th, when he was the recipient of many gifts and congratulatory messages from friends and relatives.

Mr Reeve was a retired farmer, having been born on a farm in West Mattituck and lived there practically all his life. He was a member of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, and had served it for many years as a trustee and also as treasurer of its Sunday School.

Up to the time of his hospitalization he had enjoyed remarkable health and drove his own car daily. He had a most genial disposition, with a happy faculty of liking everybody. While he enjoyed reminiscing in the course of his conversations, he did not live in the past but was ever alert on the topics of the day. All who knew him will miss his cordial greetings and hearty handshakes and the grand old man himself.

Funeral services were conducted at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon by Rev Frank E Magor, pastor. Interment was in the Bethany Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs Elmer D Ruland Sr of Mattituck and Mrs Leslie Wells of Sound Avenue. There were also nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Obit was published in The Long Island Traveler-Mattituck Watchman on Thurs Dec 6, 1951 p1

 
 
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 Parents:
  James M. Reeve (____ - 1870)
  Sarah H. Cox Reeve (1830 - 1854)
 
 Spouses:
  Hattie Morse Reeve (1855 - 1927)*
  Virginia Helen Horton Reeve (1856 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Corinna Reeve Ruland (1882 - 1965)*
  Ellis Goldsmith Reeve (1883 - 1948)*
  Victor M. Reeve (1888 - 1889)*
  Sarah Helen Reeve Wells (1895 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Goldsmith Reeve (1852 - 1951)
  Sarah Elizabeth Reeve Hudson (1866 - 1932)**
  Herbert Monroe Reeve (1871 - 1942)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
New Bethany Cemetery
Mattituck
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Joy Ann Strasser
Record added: Mar 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18630414
John Goldsmith Reeve
Added by: Joy Ann Strasser
 
John Goldsmith Reeve
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