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Henry William "Harry" Reams
Birth: Jan. 26, 1893
Moorhead
Clay County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1943
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

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Henry was a fireman (shoveled the coal) on steam locomotives in his younger days.

In Montana, Henry went "several rounds" with Stanley Ketchel who would one day become Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World.
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Doumentation in Wikipedia on life of Stanley Ketchel serves to reinforce Henry's claim:
"He (Stanley) avoided school, instead falling in with a gang of street kids and often getting into fist fights. At twelve years old, he ran away from home, becoming a child hobo. As a teenager he lived in Butte, Montana, where he found employment first as a hotel bellhop and then as a bouncer. This profession obviously led to many scraps that established his reputation as the best fist fighter in town. Soon enough sixteen-year-old Stanley was performing in backroom boxing matches with older locals for twenty dollars a week. He began traveling throughout Montana, offering to take on any man brave enough to face him. Between 1903 and 1906, he lost just twice in thirty-nine contests and, in 1907, moved to California, where he knew most of boxing's big names and big fights waited for him.["
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Henry was a "hard working" man who was always willing to help those in need. He took it upon himself to provide a home for his wife's relatives during "the depression".

He worked as a pipe-fitter on steam locomotives for the Pennsylvania Railroad until his death.

Although he loved and raised the first two sons of Margaret as his own, for genealogy purposes their graves will not be linked to that of Henry.

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 Parents:
  Henry Reams (1843 - 1911)
  Mary Knuteson Reams (1855 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Charlotte Wilson Reams (1900 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  James Philip Reamer (1928 - 2013)*
  Margaret K Reams Welsh (1930 - 2008)*
  Bertha Mary Reams Hagen (1933 - 2012)*
  Donald Henry Reams (1935 - 1997)*
  Frederick Albert Reams (1937 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Frederick Rheams (1876 - 1961)*
  Martha Elizabeth Reams Rubish (1878 - 1975)*
  Adeline Henrietta Rheams Mcleod (1882 - 1969)*
  William Henry Reams (1884 - 1959)*
  Henry William Reams (1893 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Roslyn
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Hemlock # 45 position 5
 
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Record added: May 29, 2012
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I choose a "cowboy" hat for you, Pop. Mom told us that you used to tie your horse to the street light in front of house... she said, "all the neighbors would yell" get your kids in, here comes Harry Reams on his horse again"".
- Daughter Inez
 Added: Jun. 7, 2012
~ Rest In Peace ~
- Mike H
 Added: May. 29, 2012
 
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