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Nell "Ellen" Quinlan Reed
Original name: Nell Quinlan
Birth: Mar. 6, 1889
Parsons
Labette County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1991
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

While married to Paul Donnelly, moved to Kansas City Missouri in 1906, where she began making and selling ladies dresses. That was the beginning of Donnelly Garment Company, which grew to $3.5 million in sales and l,000 employees by 1931. She divorced Paul Donnelly and later married James A. Reed, former mayor of Kansas City Missouri, and state senator, and lawyer. James A. Reed prosecuted Dr. Bennett Hyde for the murder of Colonel Thomas Swope among other cases. She donated 850 acres that became the James A. Reed wildlife area, which is located on Ranson Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Quinlan (1835 - 1914)
  Catherine Fitzgibbons Quinlan (1850 - 1927)
 
 Spouses:
  James Alexander Reed (1861 - 1944)
  Paul Francis Donnelly (1882 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  David Quinlan Reed (1931 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Quinlan McCormick (1866 - 1936)*
  Hannah Quinlan O'Reilly (1867 - 1920)*
  Katherine Quinlan (1871 - 1917)*
  Daniel Francis Quinlan (1874 - 1935)*
  John James Quinlan (1876 - 1921)*
  Elizabeth Quinlan (1879 - 1895)*
  Joseph Michael Quinlan (1881 - 1909)*
  Anna Quinlan (1883 - 1884)*
  Peter Howard Quinlan (1885 - 1932)*
  Nell Quinlan Reed (1889 - 1991)
  Frank L Quinlan (1893 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Washington Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6137912
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