John Reeves Died Tuesday Morning
Was Last Member Of Pioneer Family
John H. Reeves, last of a pioneer Plymouth county family, died at the home of his daughter near Le Mars early Tuesday morning, September 4, at the age of 84 years.
He was born in Kane county, Ill., April 10, 1861. Mr. Reeves came to Plymouth county in 1869 and lived in and around Le Mars the rest of his life. He farmed until 1915 and then worked at the carpenter trade until his health failed. Mr. Reeves married Harriett Osborne, October 17, 1883. Mrs. Reeves passed away August 23, 1915. Mr. Reeves made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Will Penning since the death of his wife.
He leaves to mourn his passing one son, W. A. Reeves of Le Mars and one daughter, Mrs. Will Penning of Le Mars, two grandchildren, Wayne Penning who is in military service in the Philippines, and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham; also three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in charge of Rev. John Oerter, and burial was in the Le Mars city cemetery. Mauer's are in charge of funeral Arrangement
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, September 7, 1945
Le Mars, Iowa
Harriett Sarah Osborne Reeves
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