|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1821|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 5, 1908|
She came to Henry County as a small child with her parents. She
was the recording secretary of the Henry County Female Antislavery Society
in 1843. In 1844 she married Rowland T. Reed who died in 1878, They had five
children, only one of whom lived to adulthood.
"The Evening Item, Richmond, IN, Thursday, May 7, 1908
A HENRY COUNTY WOMAN, WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT EASTERN INDIANA, MRS. DRUCELLA REED PASSED AWAY TUESDAY
Spiceland, Ind., May 7--Mrs. Drucella Reed, aged 87 years, died Tuesday evening at the home of her brother, S. E. Unthank, in this place. Mrs. Reed was one of the oldest and best known residents of Spiceland, having resided here many years. She is survived by two brothers, S. E. Unthank and J. T. Unthank, and one sister, Mrs. Jesse Gordon. The funeral services were conducted this morning at 10 o'clock from the Friends' church. The body was taken to Richmond for burial in Earlham cemetery. "
Notes from contributor 47664956:
The obituary has a misprint in that it identifies S(amuel) E(xum) as her brother when he was instead her nephew. It also gives her name as Drucella, when other contemporary records give her name as Drucilla. I noticed that you have a request in for her tombstone--I would be very surprised if she had one. She had five children: William Ledru, Samuel Albert, Sarah Ann, Ida Florence, and Anna India. All but Samuel died in infancy or childhood, and she outlived Samuel by three years. My husband and I looked for her husband's tombstone several years ago without success, so I would be much surprised if she got one since the only people left to put one up would be her grandchildren and by that time they were living in the western states.
I have a quilt made ca 1870-80 that Drucilla made. My husband found it in an antique store in Barnesville, OH, where the Olney School, a Quaker boarding school is located. We can't quite figure out how it got there, but fortunately, Drucilla had the foresight to attach a small label with her name, and there can't be that many Drucilla Reeds with Quaker associations. It will be going to Earlham to live in the Quaker collection in the next year or so--I'm running out of space and her quilt deserves better treatment that I can give it.
William B. Unthank (1802 - 1886)
Rebecca Hiatt Unthank (1796 - 1852)
Rowland T. Reed (1822 - 1878)*
Albert Samuel Reed (1845 - 1905)*
Drucilla Unthank Reed (1821 - 1908)
Samuel Nixon Unthank (1823 - 1843)*
Joseph Addison Unthank (1827 - 1910)*
Anna M. Unthank Cloud (1833 - 1913)*
Harriet Pritchard Unthank Gordon (1835 - 1910)*
Josiah Thomas Unthank (1837 - 1919)*
Mary Emily Unthank (1841 - 1841)*
Note: Interment 5/7/1908
Plot: Section 1, Lot 221
Created by: William Roha
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73890454