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 Joseph Albert “Ab” Reeder

Joseph Albert “Ab” Reeder

Birth
Dade County, Missouri, USA
Death 5 Oct 1922 (aged 53)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot T_206_2
Memorial ID 157007 · View Source
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DEATH OF JOSEPH A. REEDER (includes his picture)
We regret to report the death of our esteemed fellow worker, Motorman Joseph Albert Reeder. Mr. Reeder was stricken with intestinal paralysis October 2 while at work on the East line. He was taken off his car on reaching town and taken to St. Mark's hospital and operated on that evening. He never recovered from the operation and died about 9:15 p.m. October 6, 1922. The funeral was held October 8.
Mr. Reeder was born in Dade County, Missouri, November 23, 1868, and came to Utah in 1896. He was married to Miss Irma Bratton (sic) January 17, 1899. He entered the employ of the street car company October 21, 1902. He joined the Amalgam April 19, 1904, and served as executive board member from 1909 to 1916. He also served as recording secretary and business agent during 1917 and ated (sic) Association of the Street and Electric Railway employees of America on 1918, an office he filled with credibility. On October 4, 1920, he had the misfortune to suffer the loss of an eye by the breaking of a trolley wire on the Ninth East line. He was loved and respected by his innumerable friends. Mr. Reeder is survived by his widow and three children, Clyde, Mabel and Lois, and also six sisters and one brother.
To his bereaved family we extend our sincere sympathy.
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STREET RAILWAY EMPLOYEE WILL BE BURIED TODAY
Joseph A. Reeder. (includes his picture)
Services for Joseph Albert Reeder will be held at 3:30 this afternoon at the Immanuel Baptist church, Fourth East and Second South streets. The body may be viewed at the family home 560 East Sixth South street, from 9 o'clock in the morning until a half hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
Mr. Reeder was born in Dade county, Missouri, on November 23, 1868, and came to Utah in 1896. Since 1903 he has been employed by the street railway system. In March, 1904, he joined the American Association of Street and Electric Railway Engineers and during 1917 and 1918 served as recording secretary of that organization. From 1909 until 1917 he was a member of the executive board. Mr. Reeder was also a member of Camp 338, W. O. W. He is survived by his widow and three children, Clyde, Mable and Lois, in addition to six sisters and one brother.

JOSEPH ALBERT REEDER 1868-1922.
Mrs. William T. Lamb received a telegram last Friday morning, October 6, announcing the death of her brother, Joseph Albert (Ab) Reeder, in a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, which was his home. Mr. Reeder's death was sudden and unexpected, and was a great shock to his family and relatives. For many years he had been employed as a street car motorman in Salt Lake City, and had made his usual day's run Monday of last week being taken very ill about 20 minutes before his run was completed. He was taken from his car to a doctor's office, and from there to the hospital, suffering from what was at first diagnosed as appendicitis. It was later found the appendix was not affected, however, the trouble being a diseased intestine, about six inches of which was cut away in the operation. At no time after the operation was any hope entertained for Mr. Reeder's recovery, and his death occurred on Thursday evening, October 5, 1922.
Joseph Albert Reeder, the son of Joseph and Lydia Reeder, was born in Dade County, Missouri, November 23, 1868, and, with his parents, moved to Cass county when about four years old. He grew to young manhood in this community, going to Salt Lake City in 1897. On January 17, 1899, he was united in marriage with Miss Erma Bratten, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Bratten, prominent citizens of the Coleman community. Four children were born to this union, three of whom, with his wife, survive. Mr. Reeder was buried in Salt Lake City, the date not being known by the local relatives, as no further word has come to them since the message apprizing them of his death. A letter from Mrs. Reeder, written before her husband's death, supplied the details as far as known, the letter not being received until after the telegram. The sincerest sympathy of the friends of the family is extended them in their sorrow.

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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157007
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Albert “Ab” Reeder (23 Nov 1868–5 Oct 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157007, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .