Sunday, June 10, 2012

Reed, Arthur S. 1871-1935 Garrattsville Obituary

Reed, Arthur S. 1871-1935 Garrattsville Obituary


Arthur Reed

New Lisbon, Feb. 3—Arthur Reed, whose sudden death was briefly noted in Tuesday's Star, was born in the town of Burlington March 10, 1871, a son of Irvin and Marcia (Freel) Reed. The most of his life was passed on the Reed homestead.
Mr. Reed died from heart disease sometime after midnight Sunday near Bainbridge where he had worked for some time. The body was removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Susie Brigs, who resides on the homestead near Brick School, where the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. E. Vermilya, pastor of the Garrattsville Methodist church, of which the deceased had long been a member, officiated. The remains were placed in the vault in Butternut Valley cemetery for interment in the family plot there.
The bearers were Earl Chase, Clifford Ivenburg, Clayton Miller and Elmer Rose.
Mr. Reed was a graduate of Oneonta Normal and taught school at various places for several years. He married May Cornell in 1900. She died in 1910. His only near surviving relatives are the one sister, Mrs. Susie Briggs; one niece, Mrs. Arthur Boice, and one nephew, Adrian Stone, both residing with their mother, Mrs. Briggs.

PS: Arthur's middle name was Sylvester after his grandfather Sylvester Reed. The line of ascent is Arthur, Irvin, Sylvester, Shubael, and another Shubael Reed. The first 4 are all buried at Butternut Valley Cemetery with several members of their families. The latter Shubael is buried in Tolland, CT where his son Shubael emigrated from.
Shubael married Mehetebel Hale, daughter of Pvt. John Hale, a Revolutionary soldier, who along with his wife Mehetebel are also buried at Butternut Valley Cemetery. The Hales had 10 children. Some came to this area with them. Two sons settled near Norwich, NY.
Shubael built the Reed homestead which is located on the left ¾ mile north of Butternut Valley Cemetery. Many generations of Reeds lived there and the farm was split for sons.
I am a direct descendent of all the Reeds mentioned through Arthur's sister (my maternal grandmother) Susan Aylesworth (Reed) Stone, Briggs, Hisert and her daughter, Margueriete Willetta (Stone) Boice. Susan, most commonly known as Susie was married 3 times.

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