|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1863|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1919|
San Diego County
Verner Z. Reed Dies-Federal Mediator
Capitalist and Author a Victim of Pneumonia at 55 at Coronado, Cal.
San Diego, Cal., April 21 - Verner Z. Reed, United States Federal Mediator died late last night at Coronado. Mr. Reed went to Coronado last January for his health. After a short stay there he was apparently much improved and recently had begun planning for his return to Denver, Col., where he made his home. Last Friday he was stricken with pneumonia.
Verner Zevola Reed, author and capitalist was born in Richland County, Ohio Oct. 13, 1863, and for two terms attended the Eastern Iowa Normal School. He was one of the origional of the Special Mediation Commission appointed by President Wilson soon after the United States went to war to undertake adjustment of industrial labor trouble. He is credited with having played a large part in quieting unrest which threatened war preparations. The commission late in 1917, made a trip of many weeks through the West investigating deportations and dissatisfaction in the Arizona copper district, labor troubles on the Pacific Coast, in Colorado, and in Minnesota and St. Paul, Minn., and differences between the Chicago packers and their employees. Mr. Reed took a prominent part in the investigation and settlement of trouble in the Lousiana oil fields.
For many years Mr. Reed had been engaged in mining, banking, petroleum manufacturing, ranching, land reclamation and irrigation enterprises in Colorado, Wyoming, and other states. He lived for nearly fifteen years abroad. Mr. Reed had made extensive studies of American Indian myths and folk lore, especially among the Utes and some of the Pueblo tribes, and was among the first to make an automobile tour to the Sahara Desert. Mr. Reed was widely known as a lecturer on peace, international politics, and kindred subjects. He was author of "Lo-To-Kah", "Tales Of The Sunland", "Adobeland Stories", "The Soul Of Paris", and had also contributed essays, editorials, and stories to magazines and newspapers. He was a member of the Explorers and Rocky Mountain Clubs of New York, Athletic Country, Denver Clubs of Denver, and the Golf and El Paso Clubs of Colorado Springs.----The New York Times-Published April 22, 1919
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Mary Dean Johnson Reed (1873 - 1945)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Mark S
Record added: Jan 01, 2010
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