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Reuben Napolian Reese
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1863
Colfax
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1946
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

[A Descendent of the Kartchner/Wilcox family of Philadelphia]

NOTE : Either Rees or Reese has been noted in primary sources.

Reuben was the only son of Daniel and Euphemia P (Pigg) Reese. He had three half brothers and one half sister - born to Daniel Reese and Sarah A Webb (his mother's cousin). They were Charles J [1857-1949], George B [1859-1951], William M [1861-1930] and Emma P [1864-1956].

He moved to St Joseph, MO sometime between 1880 and 1885 - apparently to remain close to his materal grandparents, Thomas GW and Sarah A (Kartchner) Pigg.

In St Joseph, he was listed as a "contractor" in various census records and city directories.

Reuben married three times; Miss Laura Kerns/Kernes [1869-1894, the daughter of Wm M and Elizabeth (Deagle) Kerns refer to Find a Grave Memorials #38505558 & 56926132 - GK 8/25/15]in 1885; Mrs Emma T (Leonard) Duvall in 1895 and Mrs Sarah M (Asher) Eddington in 1927.

The first marriage produced four children, of which only one - Earnest - survived to majority, Laura and a child died in childbirth in 1894. In his second marriage, a single daughter was born, Josephine Catherine [1895-1995]. No children were born during his final marriage.

There were three step children, George R Duvall, Mada Edington and Vada A. Edington Conley [Find a Grave Memorial 103540252]. [G Kartchner]

He was listed as Executor on his grandmother's, Sarah Ann Pigg, 1907 probated will.

"There were 4 names on the Reese stone - Ashland Cemetery, St Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO

On the Reese headstone there was:
Earnest July 23, 1889-Jan 3, 1919
Emery N Mar 21, 1892-Dec 31, 1907
Reuben N Jan 1, 1863-Aug 1, 1946
Sadie E Apr 6, 1883-Nov 25, 1962"
[Source: May 2006 Email from Jan C RAOGK-Buchanan Co,MO]

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Obituary:

Reuben N Reese, 83, Died Today at Home
Reuben N Reese, 83 years old, died this morning at his home, 607 North Thirteenth street. Born in Iowa, Mr Reese had lived in St Joseph 60 years. He was a carpenter contractor by trade. Mr Reese was the only charter life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was also a member of Enterprise Lodge, I.O.O.F., and of the First Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Sady E. Reese of the home; one step son Dr George Reese Duball, Western Neb.; two brothers, Charles and George Reese, Woodbine, Iowa; two half brothers, George and Harry Krigline, Topeka, Kan.; one half sister, Mrs Ella Horkman, Topeka; one grandson and one great grandson. The body is at the Fleeman mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Fleeman chapel, the Rev George R Davis officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

[Combination of death and funeral notices which appeared in the "St Joseph News Press", 1 August 1946 & the "St Joseph Gazette", 2 August 1946 Courtesy of the St Joseph Public Library]


Notes:
1. The burial locations of Reuben's first wife (Laura Kerns/Kernes), their daughter Euphemia and the unnamed child are still unknown. One ancestry.com family tree posting suggests she died in 1894.

2. The burial locations of Reuben's second wife (Emma Theresa Leonard). Emma died after many years at the Missouri State Hospital. (GK 8/12/2014)

3. Reuben's obituary mentions a surviving grandson and great grandson, the child and grandchild of his son Earnest. [Thomas, grandson > Ernie great grandson GK 8/25/15]


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Reese (1833 - 1865)
  Euphemia Paulina Pigg Krigline (1846 - 1938)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma Theresa Leonard-Duvall Reese (1864 - 1945)*
  Sarah Marie Asher Reese (1883 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Earnest Daniel Reese (1889 - 1919)*
  Emery N Reese (1892 - 1907)*
  Josephine Catherine Reese-Gaar Arnold (1895 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Jerome Rees (1857 - 1949)**
  George Burton Rees (1859 - 1951)**
  William Marion Reese (1861 - 1930)**
  Reuben Napolian Reese (1863 - 1946)
  Emma Margaretta Reese/Landingham Seeley (1864 - 1956)**
  Margaret A. Krigline Stevens (1865 - 1915)**
  J. F. Krigline (1869 - 1870)**
  George Duncan Krigline (1872 - 1955)**
  J. T. Krigline (1875 - 1877)**
  Harry Asa Krigline (1877 - 1966)**
  Mary Ellen Krigline Horkman (1879 - 1975)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ashland Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Unknown
 
Created by: Kartchner Brothers
Record added: Oct 28, 2007
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