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Mary Birdie McCall Smith Reed
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1872
Jonesburg
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1942
Wellsville
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA

Mrs. C. W. Reed Passed Away Tuesday

Mrs. C. W. Reed, a well known resident of Montgomery county practically her entire life, passed away Tuesday at her home in Wellsville after several weeks' illness. She was the former Miss Birdie McCall Smith.
Funeral services will be held at the Wellsville Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. L. F. Admire, and burial will be in the Wellsville cemetery.
Further particulars about the life of Mrs. Reed will appear in our next week's issue.

The Wellsville Optic-News, Wellsville, MO., Fri. Nov. 27, 1942

MOTHER OF C. W. REED, JR. PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Mrs. C. W. Reed, Sr., passed away Tuesday morning after a lingering illness, at her home in Wellsville.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church in Wellsville and interment took place in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband and two children, Charley Reed of this city and Mrs. Ed Medberry of New York.
The Standard joins their many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, MO., Fri. Nov. 27, 1942

LAST RITES HELD FOR MRS. CHARLES REED AT WELLSVILLE

Birdie McCall Smith, only daughter of Sarah Newton Tannehill and William Wyatt Smith, was born near Jonesburg, Missouri, and lived there through her childhood. After completing her public school work at Kirksville Normal school. She taught school in High Hill and several years in Wellsville, Missouri, teaching the first course in Latin.
She was united in marriage on October 3, 1898, to Charles Watkins Reed. To this union three children were born, the first of which, William Wyatt Reed, died at the age of 15 months on November 24, 1900, on the same month and day, Mrs. Reed passed away, Charles Watkins Reed, Jr., and Sarah Agnes Reed Medbery surviving.
As a young woman she united with the Wellsville Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Jessie in a revival meeting conducted by Rev. S. M. Brown, former editor of the Missouri Baptist paper, "The Word and Way."
For about thirteen years she taught the Sallie Sisk Sunday School class, and was active in missionary endeavors. She was very active in the building of the new Baptist Church.
She was a charter member of the Wellsville Cemetery Association, and remained a member through her lifetime.
She leaves in passing her husband, of the home, her son, Charles of Montgomery City, and her daughter, Sarah Agnes of New York City, also four grandchildren Charles Watkins Reed III, William Wyatt Reed, James Rudolph Reed and Sherrell Lee Medbery, and a host of relatives and firends.
She will be greatly missed by the family, the church, the community and especially remembered for her service to others.
Lord, let us live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way,
That when I kneel to pray
My prayers shall be for others.

We join in extending our sympathy to the bereaved.

The Montgomery County News, Montgomery City, MO., & the Middletown Chips, Middletown, MO., Thurs. Dec. 3, 1942

MRS. C. W. REED, SR.

Birdie McCall Smith, only daughter of Sarah Newton Tannehill and William Wyatt Smith, was born near Jonesburg, Missouri, and lived there through her childhood. After completing her public school work there, she was graduated from Central College, Lexington, Mo., and took work at Kirksville Normal School. She taught school in High Hill and several years in Wellsville, Mo., teaching the first course in Latin.
She was united in marriage on October 3, 1898, to Charles Watkins Reed. To this union three children were born, the first of which, William Wyatt Reed, died at the age of 15 months on November 24, 1900, on the same month and day Mrs. Reed passed away; Charles Watkins Reed, Jr., and Sarah Agnes Reed Medbery surviving.
As a young woman she united with the Wellsville Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Jessie in a revival meeting conducted by Rev. S. M. Brown, former editor of the Missouri Baptist paper, "The Word and Way."
For about thirteen years she taught the Sallie Sisk Sunday School class, and was active in missionary endeavors. She was very active in the building of the new Baptist Church.
She was a charter member of the Wellsville Cemetery Association, and remained a member through her lifetime.
She leaves in passing her husband, of the home; her son, Charles, of Montgomery City, and her daughter, Sarah Agnes of New York City; also four grandchildren, Charles Watkins Reed III, William Wyatt Reed, James Rudolph Reed, and Sherrell Lee Medberry, and a host of relatives and friends.
She will be greatly missed by the family, the church, the community, and especially remembered for her service to others.
Lord, let us live from day to day,
In such a self-forgetful way
That when I kneel to pray,
My prayers shall be for others.

The Wellsville Optic-News, Wellsville, MO., & The Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, MO., Fri. Dec. 4, 1942

Funeral Services for Mrs. Chas. W. Reed Held Here Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. C. W. Reed, prominent resident of Wellsville for many years and of Montgomery county practically all her life, were held at the Wellsville Baptist church Thursday afternoon, November 26, conducted by the Rev. L. F. Admire. An obituary appears on page eight.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral services and visited in the home are: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rohrer, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Garrett, Mrs. Joe A. Marlow, Montgomery City; Mr. and Mrs. Gill, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Buchanan, Perry, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Oran Craghead, Mexico; Mrs. Amanda Clare, Mrs. Blaine McCoy, Middletown, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Erisman, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bohmeyer, Jonesburg; Miss Myrtle Proctor, Moberly; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Reed, St. Louis; E. E. Kempinsky, Hannibal; Mrs. G. C. Brothers, Mrs. Pew, Center; Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Harvey, Troy; and W K. Hintz, Paris, Mo.

The Wellsville Optic-News, Wellsville, MO., Fri. Dec. 4, 1942

ATTENDED FUNERAL

Those who attended the funeral services for Mrs. Chas. Reed, prominent resident of Wellsville, from this city were: Mr. and Mrs. George Jones, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rihrer, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Garrett, Mrs. Joe A. Marlow, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reed, Jr., and three sons, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Sisk and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moss.

The Montgomery County News, Montgomery City, MO., Thurs. Dec. 10, 1942
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Wyatt "Billy" Smith (1835 - 1920)
  Sarah Newton Tannehill Smith (1832 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Watkins Reed (1865 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  William Wyatt Reed (1899 - 1900)*
  Charles Watkins Reed (1902 - 1989)*
  Sarah Agnes Reed Medbery (1907 - 2002)*
 
 Sibling:
  Wyatt Newton Smith (1868 - 1881)*
  Mary Birdie McCall Smith Reed (1872 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wellsville Cemetery
Wellsville
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 13, 2009
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