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Reuben Herbert Mackes
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1885
Kunkletown
Monroe County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1943
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Reuben Meckes and Sarah Catherine Shupp.

Reuben Herbert Meckes (Mackes) and Eva Cecilia Christman (daughter of Andrew Christman and Sarah Jan Roth) were married 5 Jan 1907 by Rev. Harrison E. Moyer (Monroe County marriage license #2745).

On 12 September 1918 Reuben registered for the draft of World War I. At that time he was living in Northampton, PA, and was employed as a carpenter by Bryden Lumber Company on Main Street in Catasauqua, PA. He was tall and slender with blue eyes and dark hair.

Children of Reuben Herbert Meckes and Eva Cecilia Christman:
1. Albert Herbert Mackes b. 1908
2. Irene May Mackes b. 1910
3. Kenneth Alvin Mackes b. 1914
4. Gladys A Mackes b. 1918
5. Ethel M Mackes b. 1920

Reuben lived on Catasauqua Street in Fullerton, PA, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Fullerton. He was employed as a carpenter for the Atlas Portland Cement Company and the Coplay Cement Co. Sometime before 1943 he moved to 141 1/2 E. South St., Allentown, PA. (Obit in Allentown
"Morning Call", Tuesday, 12 January 1943, pp. 12 & 19) 
 
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 Parents:
  Reuben Meckes (1828 - 1889)
  Sarah Catherine Shupp Lichtenwalter (1843 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Eva Cecilia Christman Mackes (1883 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Kenneth Alvin Mackes (1914 - 1972)*
  Gladys Alvin Mackes Minnich (1918 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin Meckes (1852 - 1942)**
  Anna Maria Meckes (1852 - 1862)**
  Amelia Meckes Hawk (1854 - 1911)**
  Simon Mackes (1857 - 1921)**
  Leonora Meckes Green (1860 - 1929)**
  Sophia Meckes Weida (1861 - 1905)**
  Sarah Alice Meckes (1864 - 1882)**
  Mattie E Kresge Smith (1868 - 1931)**
  John Delmer Kresge (1870 - 1934)**
  Amzie Kresge (1873 - 1940)**
  Jennie Kresge Christman (1876 - 1944)**
  Layton William Miller (1879 - 1931)**
  Reuben Herbert Mackes (1885 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
West Catasauqua
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 12
 
Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46651363
Reuben Herbert Mackes
Added by: Jerry Haas
 
Reuben Herbert Mackes
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