|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1867|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1920|
WELL KNOWN FARMER DEAD
Supposed to Have Taken Carbolic Acid Because of Ill Health
W.S. " Sphinx" Reed, a farmer of the Retreat community,six miles south of here, was found dead at his home late yesterday afternoon, his body being on the floor, and an empty bottle that had contained six ounces of carbolic acid was nearby.
The deceased had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for some time, and was often very dispondent (sic). The deceased had spent Monday night with his brother-in-law, Will Thorn, at Navarro Mills, taking his only child , a boy of twelve years with him. Yesterday morning when he went to leave he told Mr. and Mrs. Thorn that he wanted to leave the boy with them and wanted him to make his home with them, and that he would go to his home near Retreat and see how everything was getting on. He was in Corsicana during the day and was seen going to his home from here early in the afternoon, and is supposed to have taken the deadly drink as soon as he reached the house, as he had left his horse hitched to the buggy at the gate.
Soon after the body was found it was brought to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and prepared for burial and was then taken to the home of Frank Holloway, near Retreat and the funeral took place from there this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. L.C. Howell officiating, and interment was in Oakwood at 5 o'clock. The deceased is survived by his little son, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Holloway of Retreat and Mrs. Will Thorn of Navarro Mills and by two brothers, John Reed of Corsicana and Ike Reed of Retreat. He was a good citizen and had many friends who are pained at his tragic death.
Corsicana Daily Sun
July 21, 1920
Lewis T Read (1847 - 1916)
Harriet Emeline Martin Read (1847 - 1929)
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Record added: Feb 24, 2011
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