|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1942|
William was born in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, the son of the now famous U S Marshall. One of the things he was noted for, and was said to be the hardest on Bass Reeves, Williams father was to bring in his own son. A son charged with the killing of his own wife. Bass was wanted by a man named George Reeves, a farmer, politician, Bass took the surname of his owner. This at least tells how this family roots of surnames began.
Was it this son. That I have yet to find out. The son was tried and sent to Leavenworth prison for the crime, was pardoned, and lived a good life after that. So checking on this one brought me to the finding of a second wife named Winnie. But the son that murdered his wife after catching her for a second time in the act of having an affair he shot her.
His occupation on the death cert. listed him as a porter in a hotel, widowed. His father Bass Reeves, mother was listed as unknown. The informant was Wllen Eslinger same address as William's, 1217 Texas Ave. Springfield, MO. Cause of death was pulmonory edema, contributory was chronic myocarditis.
The mother of William, along with 4 other boys, and 5 girls was Nellie Jennie of Texas.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll T9_42; Family History Film: 1254042; Page: 582.1000; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0105.
Bass Reeves Head of House Mu M 40 Married US Deputy Marshall AR AR TX
Jinney Reeves Mu F 30 Married wife TX AR TX
Sally Reeves Mu F 16 Single TX AR TX
Robert Reeves Mu M 14 Single TX AR TX
Harriet Reeves Mu F 12 Single TX AR TX
George Reeves Mu M 10 Single TX AR TX
Alis Reeves Mu F 8 Single TX AR TX
Newland Reeves Mu M 7 Single TX AR TX
Edgar Reeves Mu M 4 Single TX AR TX
Lula Reeves Mu F 2 Single TX AR TX
With this listing and the birth year, it would may be Edgar, so then the name could be William Edgar, or Edgar William. Now the son, Benny/Benjamin. Which of these
Bass Reeves (1838 - 1910)
William Reeves (1877 - 1942)
Homer Reeves (1882 - 1903)*
Bass Reeves (1887 - 1901)*
Plot: lot 642 grave 26
Created by: Judy Young
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38042360
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