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 Thomas Davidson “Dr. Box” Reed

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Thomas Davidson “Dr. Box” Reed

Birth
Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 Jul 1948 (aged 70)
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 221860410 View Source

Beloved Fruit salesman in the streets of Monroe. He earned his nickname due to the old adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" . He was quoted as saying, "..and that is just what I am trying to do!" Mr. Reid was also accompanied by his pet dog Louise, who he claimed was as smart as any human he knew. When carrying around the fruit boxes became too much, he was taken care of by former governor James A. Noe and Albert Thibeaux and doing odd jobs for his keep. The two men were among his pallbearers.
Mr. Reid was survived by a daughter Mrs. A.B. Lockhart of Stephensville, TX and a son. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Riverview cemetery.

Date of birth and place of birth taken from his WWII Draft Registration Card. A lot of documents show the REED spelling for his name so that is what is used on his memorial.
An article about Mr. Reid can be found here: https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A16 .

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