Walter John Reed Sr.

Walter John Reed Sr.

Birth
Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 9 Feb 1979 (aged 86)
Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 140538385 · View Source
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Walter Reed REDWOOD — Funeral services for Walter Reed, 85, of RFD 2, were held today at 2 p.m. at the Frederick Brothers Funeral Home, Redwood, with the Rev. Edgar Hunter, pastor of the Redwood Methodist Church, officiating. A graveside and military service will be held in the spring in Redwood Cemetery. Mr. Reed died Friday (Feb. 9,1979) at the E. J. Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay. Donations may be made in Mr. Reed's memory to the Morristown Rescue Squad. Surviving are his wife, Frances; two daughters, Mrs. A. Leonard (Shirley) Gray of Richville, Mrs. Frederick (Patricia) Thomas of Hammond; two sons, Walter and Donald of Virginia; a foster son, Roland Proper of Panama City, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Blanche) Hastings of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews. Two daughters, Kitty Mae and Sharon, died in infancy. Mr. Reed was born in Redwood, Feb. 23, 1892, the son of George and Carrie Reed. He attended Redwood and Elmdale Schools. At the age of 16, Mr. Reed was employed as a fireman on the Great Lakes and in 1918 he entered the United States Army serving with the 11th machine gun division in France. In 1919, Mr. Reed returned to the Great Lakes where he worked as a lumberjack and fur trapper. On June 4, 1923, he was married to Frances MacDonald. The couple moved to Alexandria Bay after living on the Black Creek Road. Mr. Reed was employed with the J.B. Reed Company and the Garlock Contractors, Alexandria Bay. The couple then lived in Redwood and Hammond where Mr. Reed retired as a farmer in 1965. Mr. Reed was guide at Butterfield Lake and was a fur trapper known throughout New York State. Mr. Reed also was an oil painter of wildlife.


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  • Created by: Sara Snell-Kirton
  • Added: 27 Dec 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 140538385
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter John Reed Sr. (23 Feb 1892–9 Feb 1979), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140538385, citing Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Sara Snell-Kirton (contributor 46804831) .