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Joseph W. Reed
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Birth: 1837
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1928
District Of Columbia, USA

son of John and Kitty Mariah Kelly Reed
husband of Rosalie F. ????? Reed, Sarah J. Walker Reed, Julia Virginia Hughes Reed, and Elizabeth E. ????? Reed

Reed. On Wednesday, April 18 of the Odd Fellows Home, beloved father of Warren Reed. Funeral from the chapel of A.J. Schippert, 2008 Pennsylvania avenue, n.w., on Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Congressional Cemetery.
Washington and its Environs, John C. Proctor
Congressional Cemetery, The Reed Family and the Steamer Wawaset
Joseph Reed, the stricken father, for many years following the death of his wife and children, conducted a cigar store at the northwest corner of Ninth and D streets northwest, and the writer had seen him here many times. He died a few years ago.

The Evening Star, June 16, 1904, p. 8
The Wawaset Disaster
Potomac River Steamer Burns With Great Loss of Life
On Saturday, August 9, 1873, Washingtonians were shocked by the news as told in The Evening Star of that date of the burning of the Potomac river steamer Wawaset and the loss of fifty lives, which occurred on Friday at Chatterson's Landing, in Prince George's county, Md. The steamer was entirely destroyed and was beached on the Virginia shore.
The origin of the fire on the Wawaset, which started in the engine room, was never learned. She was making her regular trip to the various wharves along the Potomac with about 110 passengers on board. When near Chatterson's Landing flames were seen issuing from the hold of the vessel, and before anything could be done to extinguish them the entire steamer was consumed, and nothing remained of her but a broken shaft and smokestack to mark the place where she went down.

An incident of the fatality was the loss sustained by Policeman Reed of South Washington, who lost his entire family by drowning.
Family links: 
  Rosalie F. Reed (____ - 1871)
  Julia Virginia Hughes Reed (____ - 1880)
  Elizabeth E. Reed (____ - 1917)
  Sarah Louisa Walker Reed (____ - 1873)*
  Joseph Burton Reed (____ - 1873)*
  Marrion Boteler Reed (____ - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R63/21
Created by: Dal Mallory
Record added: May 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90530213
Joseph W. Reed
Added by: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Joseph W. Reed
Added by: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
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