Merrill Delmar Reed

Merrill Delmar Reed

Birth
Mina, Mendocino County, California, USA
Death 17 Feb 1968 (aged 73)
Mendocino County, California, USA
Burial Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA
Plot N-24-11
Memorial ID 63301110 · View Source
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Merrill lived all of his life at Mina. He attended school there and married Minnie Long who was a school teacher. They divorced and he married Leora Ryan. Merrill worked on various ranches, bought his own ranch just south of Mina along the river and raised sheep until the coyotes ran him out of the sheep business. He became a Government Trapper for several years before retiring to his different wood working talents.

LAKE MOUNTAIN --- ZENIA HISTORICAL INFORMATION Compiled by Mrs. Leona Miller JESSIE E. BROWN GUMMER - April 1966
"I was greatly impressed when our club met at the Merrill Reed home a short time ago, how the early history of our country had so unequally been depicted in the erection of their new home. The side walls were made of peeled poles from the surrounding hillsides. They had been erected vertically, symbolic of the stockades where the Indians were held while being gathered up by the soldiers at the time. They were taken to Round Valley to be taught and educated to care for themselves by the Government. The trap and the horseshoe were embedded in the cement steps and commemorated the first means of revenue and our first way of travel. Wrought iron hinges held the massive door in place and the latch string hung on the outside, depicting the wholehearted hospitality of the early settlers. Merrill Reed is the only living white man today born in these parts."


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  • Maintained by: Bonnie
  • Originally Created by: Pet Your Kitty
  • Added: 25 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 63301110
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Merrill Delmar Reed (1 Sep 1894–17 Feb 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 63301110, citing Valley View Cemetery, Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie (contributor 47383572) .