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Hattie Josephine "Josie" Reed Chaney
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1883
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1911
King County
Washington, USA

Mrs. Garrett Chaney died at Kent, WA, June 2, 1911, giving up her life to save a three year old daughter, who was with other children playing by the railroad track. When the train rounded a curve, the little girl was the only one who did not get out of the way. Her mother rushed to the track, threw the child to safety on one side, and she herself was hurled fifty feet by the engine.
The little girl and three other children and the husband survive. THE FALLS CITY NEWS, RICHARDSON CO.,NE 6/16/191

Obituary 6-8-1911
Mrs. Josie Chaney, a former resident of this place, now living in Kent, WA., lost her life last Friday in trying to save her children, who were playing near the railroad tracks. She saw the train coming and rushed out to save the lives of her children and lost her own life. The children were all saved. She leaves a husband and four small children to mourn her loss. She is a daughter of Mrs. M.J. Reed, who lives five miles northwest of Britton and sister of Mrs. Hobson of Britton. BRITTON WEEKLY SENTINEL, Britton, OK Co., OK

Mrs. Garrett Chaney Meets Instant Death Friday While Trying to Save Children. The funeral services were held from the Chittenden Chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Bishop. A large number attended, half the number being force to remain outside during the services. The number and beauty of the floral tributes attested to the high esteem in which Mrs. Chaney was held by all who knew her and could appreciate her worth. WHITE RIVER JOURNAL, KENT, WA. June 8, 1911 
Family links: 
  James Anderson Reed (1833 - 1910)
  Mary Jane Waters Reed (1848 - 1934)
  Garrett Wishart Chaney (1877 - 1956)*
  Elmer M. Chaney (1903 - 1977)*
  Edgar Chaney (1905 - 1977)*
  Edna M. Chaney Walker (1907 - 1979)*
  Earl Chaney (1908 - 1909)*
  Bertha Belle Reed Hobson (1871 - ____)*
  Mary Etta Reed Blaney (1873 - 1938)*
  Cora Evelyn Reed Woods (1875 - 1956)*
  Nora Vivian Reed Lanphear (1875 - 1965)*
  Hattie Josephine Reed Chaney (1883 - 1911)
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Burial Park
King County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: V. Holm
Originally Created by: Mark Vernon
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49926977
Hattie Josephine Josie <i>Reed</i> Chaney
Added by: Mark Vernon
Hattie Josephine Josie <i>Reed</i> Chaney
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What a special lady you were. I will see you some day in heaven.
- sharrell Nichols Coley
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014

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