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 James Leland Reed

James Leland Reed

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Death 16 Nov 1935 (aged 79)
Burial Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 45305540 · View Source
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James lost his first family in an epidemic and decided he was going to circumnavigate the globe. Sent letters back to his parents in 1895 with a photo showing him as a scout for the army in the Dakota Territory. Also letters in the next few years as he worked his way to the Pacific Coast and finally caught a tramp steamer going up the coast of Alaska. His idea was then to go to Japan and work his way west. He stopped in Kotzebue, Alaska Territory and met my grandmother. They had 6 children by 1920, five who lived. They then moved back to the family farm in Illinois Grove/Zearing Iowa area and had two more children. Annie got tuberculosis and died in 1926. James lived nine more years and spent his last year's in the Old Soldier's Home in Marshalltown, Ia.


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  • Maintained by: Chris J
  • Originally Created by: Genealogy Buff
  • Added: 10 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45305540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Leland Reed (30 Dec 1855–16 Nov 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45305540, citing Illinois Grove Cemetery, Marshall County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Chris J (contributor 48482766) .