|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1866|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1941|
Printed in the Times Post, Houston, Mississippi dated June 26 1941
Last Rites Held for L B Reid
From the auditorium of the Houston high school funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 for Mr. Leland Baskin Reid, 74, native of Chickasaw County and for thirty-one years superintendent of the Houston schools. The Rev. W F Patch, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of which Mr. Reid was a member officiated. He was assisted by the pastors of the Methodist and Baptist Churches, the Rev. Geo. Williams and the Rev. W C Stewart.
Dr. V B Philpot, representing the board of trustees, which attended in a body, and Mr. S F Smith, who succeeded Mr. Reid as superintendent, also paid beautiful tribute.
Mr. Reid died in a Memphis hospital early Saturday morning where he was carried a week before. He had been ill several weeks.
The son of Warren D and Jane McJunken Reid, Mr. Reid was born near Houlka, ten days after Christmas, the year following the close of the Civil War.
Possessing unusual intelligence, he completed his preparatory education quiet young and entered A & M College a few months before reaching his 15th birthday. His class, that of 1885 was the third class since the founding of the college. Graduating with honors he received a fellowship and taught there a year. Later he taught in Sturgis and New Albany, after which he went to Texas where he taught in several schools, among them Tyler and Palestine. It was in 1906 that he was elected as superintendent of the Houston school, from which he retired on account of ill health in 1937.
In recognition of his distinct ability as a school man, he was presented with a watch by the Northeast Mississippi Schoolmasters Club prior to his retirement.
The Carnegie Library in Houston stands as a monument to Mr. Reid for its was through his untiring efforts that it was secured. From early youth he was interested in literature, and had about him the writings of the best authors. Books were probably his hobby after that of training youth. A few weeks ago the Culture Club honored Mr. Reid in a program held in the library.
Mr. Reid was twice married. His first wife, Miss Ella May Butler, to whom he was married in 1888 died 16 years ago. Later he married Miss Alice Campbell, teacher of English in the Houston School, who survives.
He leaves also three daughters and one son by his first marriage. These are Mrs. Claiborne Howell and Mrs. J P Broadstreet of State College, Mrs. Kenneth Kostenbader of Morristown, N J, and Mr. Sam B Reid of Jackson, Miss. Two brothers, Mr. Joe Reid of Houston and Mr. Warren Reid of Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Edgar Hightower of Houston and several grandchildren also survive.
Acting as pallbearers were Bertram Moore, E S Medlin, Dunbar Brand, Fred Dulaney, Ben Woods, and Jim Hugh Tabb. Honorary pallbearers were chosen from his older friends.
Burial was in the Houston Cemetery.
Warren Davis Reid (1841 - 1924)
Cicely Jane McJunkin Reid (1844 - 1892)
Ella Butler Reid (1867 - 1926)
Alice Constance Campbell Reid (____ - 1961)*
Irene Reid Tallichet (1889 - 1937)*
Leland Reid Howell (1891 - 1976)*
Gertrude Reid Broadstreet (1899 - 1986)*
Leland Baskin Reid (1866 - 1941)
Bessie C Reed Johnson (1871 - 1894)*
Joseph Bowie Reid (1875 - 1958)*
Minnie Brooks Reid Hightower (1880 - 1948)*
Samuel Evan Reid (1882 - 1940)*
Created by: Lizham71
Record added: Aug 24, 2009
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