Nell “Ellen” <I>Quinlan</I> Reed

Nell “Ellen” Quinlan Reed

Original Name
Quinlan
Birth
Parsons, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Death
8 Sep 1991 (aged 102)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID
6137912 View Source

While married to Paul Donnelly, moved to Kansas City Missouri in 1906, where she began making and selling ladies dresses. That was the beginning of Donnelly Garment Company, which grew to $3.5 million in sales and l,000 employees by 1931. She divorced Paul Donnelly and later married James A. Reed, former mayor of Kansas City Missouri, and state senator, and lawyer. James A. Reed prosecuted Dr. Bennett Hyde for the murder of Colonel Thomas Swope among other cases. She donated 850 acres that became the James A. Reed wildlife area, which is located on Ranson Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

While married to Paul Donnelly, moved to Kansas City Missouri in 1906, where she began making and selling ladies dresses. That was the beginning of Donnelly Garment Company, which grew to $3.5 million in sales and l,000 employees by 1931. She divorced Paul Donnelly and later married James A. Reed, former mayor of Kansas City Missouri, and state senator, and lawyer. James A. Reed prosecuted Dr. Bennett Hyde for the murder of Colonel Thomas Swope among other cases. She donated 850 acres that became the James A. Reed wildlife area, which is located on Ranson Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri.


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  • Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6137912
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6137912/nell-reed: accessed ), memorial page for Nell “Ellen” Quinlan Reed (6 Mar 1889–8 Sep 1991), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6137912, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Bill Walker (contributor 656).