Birth December 15, 1824 34 31
Publication: May 2, 1907
Publication: 1850
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80 and 81
Publication: Wm. Le Baron and co., Chicago, IL, 1879
Citation details: page 603
Publication: 1900
Publication: 2 May 1907
Birth of a brotherJoseph Carter
August 9, 1827 (Age 2 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 289
Publication: 1900
Note: His biographical sketch in the Chapman Brothers book of 1887 gives his birthdate as Aug 6.
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Carter
July 18, 1829 (Age 4 years)
Publication: Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com, 2011
Birth of a sisterCatharine Carter
September 2, 1832 (Age 7 years)
Publication: 1880
Publication: FindAGrave.com, online, 13 Jul 2002
Death of a fatherJohn Carter
July 9, 1841 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: page 99
Publication: Wm. Le Baron and co., Chicago, IL, 1879
Citation details: page 393
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 289
Publication: October 1987
Note: the Chapman Brothers book, the Reed family Bible, and his cemetery marker give the date as July 19
Burial of a fatherJohn Carter
1841 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: page 99
Publication: October 1987
Anecdote

Publication: KES Print, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 2002
Citation details: page 8
Note: Jane and her family moved to the Ashmore area when she was a child.
AnecdoteJoseph Caleb ReedView this family

Publication: 1900
Publication: 13 Nov 1903
Note: Six of their eleven children (Mary, George, Thomas B., Emma, James, and Albert) preceded them in death.
Religion
Presbyterian. She remained a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ashmore, Illinois for 65 years. The church had been organized after a revival in Ashmore during her youth.
1842 (Age 17 years)

Publication: May 2, 1907
Publication: KES Print, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 2002
Citation details: page 8
MarriageJoseph Caleb ReedView this family
February 22, 1844 (Age 19 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: Wm. Le Baron and co., Chicago, IL, 1879
Citation details: page 603
Publication: October 1987
Birth of a son
#1
Samuel Harvey Reed
April 9, 1845 (Age 20 years)
Publication: 3 October 1928
Note: Samuel H. Reed obituary, Charleston Daily Courier, 3 October 1928, page 3, column 5.
Publication: 1850
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: pages reproduced in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore", pages 80-82.
Publication: October 1987
Publication: undated
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary C. Reed
October 31, 1847 (Age 22 years)
Publication: 1850
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Death of a brotherBailey Carter
1847 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 290
Publication: FindAGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com, 2011
Death of a sisterElizabeth Carter
July 11, 1848 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 290
Publication: Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com, 2011
Birth of a daughter
#3
Martha Ann Reed
October 12, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Publication: 1918
Publication: 1850
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: self-published, Danville, Illinois, 1985
Residence November 23, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Publication: 1850
Birth of a son
#4
George Robert Reed
April 25, 1851 (Age 26 years)
Publication: 1927
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: 1870
Publication: Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago, 1906
Note: According to his cemetery marker, he was born a day later, on April 26.
Birth of a son
#5
Thomas B. Reed
May 19, 1853 (Age 28 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Death of a sonThomas B. Reed
April 12, 1854 (Age 29 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Birth of a daughter
#6
Emma Jane Reed
June 27, 1855 (Age 30 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: 1870
Publication: self-published, Danville, Illinois, 1985
Note: Her cemetery marker says she lived 30 years, 11 months, and 16 days. That would make her birth date 28 June 1857. The birth date given in her parent's Bible is more likely correct.
Death of a sisterThena Carter
October 31, 1855 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 290
Publication: FindAGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com, 2011
Note: The Coles County Portrait and Biographical Album give her death year as 1856.
Death of a daughterMary C. Reed
December 19, 1855 (Age 31 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Burial of a daughterMary C. Reed
1855 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: page 4
Birth of a son
#7
John Carter Reed
April 27, 1857 (Age 32 years)
Publication: 1921
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: 1870
Publication: October 1987
Death of a motherMary Templeton
November 11, 1857 (Age 32 years)

Citation details: page 99
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 289
Publication: October 1987
Burial of a motherMary Templeton
1857 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: page 99
Publication: October 1987
Birth of a son
#8
Thomas Logan Reed
February 16, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Publication: 1925
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: 1870
Publication: October 1987
Anecdote September 28, 1860 (Age 35 years)

Note: She inherited $39.57 from her mother.
Birth of a son
#9
James N. Reed
January 1, 1862 (Age 37 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Birth of a daughter
#10
Ida May Reed
April 21, 1864 (Age 39 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: 1870
Death of a sonJames N. Reed
September 3, 1864 (Age 39 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Burial of a sonJames N. Reed
1864 (Age 39 years)
Citation details: page 4
AnecdoteJoseph Caleb ReedView this family
between 1861 and 1865 (Age 36 years)

Publication: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1961
Note: During the Civil War, Coles County furnished more than its quota of soldiers, including some of Caleb's nephews. Most volunteers, however, were from the western part of the county. On the eastern side, where the Reeds lived, there were many rebel sympathizers who, like the Reeds, had come from Kentucky. They had not been slaveholders themselves but hated abolitionists and the draft. As the war progressed, troops constantly moved through the area, and local farmers supplied corn at the high war price of $.60 per bushel.
AnecdoteJoseph Caleb ReedView this family
March 1864 (Age 39 years)

Publication: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1961
Note: In March 1864, Caleb and Jane must have watched with interest as tensions between Union soldiers and local insurgents known as Copperheads heightened in Coles County. On March 28, 1864, violence erupted when the former sheriff of Coles County and the Copperheads attacked a group of soldiers in Charleston, the county seat 10 miles from the Reed farm. In the end, 9 people died, 12 were wounded, and 29 men were arrested in the Charleston Riot. Among those apprehended was one of Caleb's relatives by marriage, John Galbreath.
Birth of a son
#11
Albert M. Reed
April 16, 1866 (Age 41 years)
Publication: 1870
Publication: self, Danville, Illinois, 17 February 1985
Marriage of a childSamuel Harvey ReedNancy Jane DudleyView this family
August 1, 1869 (Age 44 years)
Publication: 3 October 1928
Publication: 1880
Anecdote July 9, 1870 (Age 45 years)
Publication: 1870
Note: The census taker reported that Jane could read but could not write.
Marriage of a childJames Thomas WrightMartha Ann ReedView this family
November 19, 1873 (Age 48 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 7
Marriage of a childGeorge Robert ReedElizabeth Martin DavisView this family
March 30, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: p. 8
Marriage of a childJarrett Elbridge DudleyEmma Jane ReedView this family
February 4, 1877 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: p. 8
AnecdoteJoseph Caleb ReedView this family
after 1879 (Age 54 years)
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 4
Note: When they retired from the farm, Caleb and Jane moved into Ashmore. They lived in one house for awhile and then traded houses with their friend Newt Austin for a home located mid-block west of the Presbyterian Church. When their grandchildren visited, they sent them to the butcher shop to buy for the noon dinner.
Marriage of a childJohn Carter ReedMary Christina ScheerView this family
January 17, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: p. 8
Publication: Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1976
Citation details: page 800
Marriage of a childSamuel Harvey ReedAnna Petronellia ShermanView this family
September 6, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Publication: undated clipping
Death of a sisterSusan Carter
May 3, 1884 (Age 59 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 290
Publication: Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, 2010
Marriage of a childHenry Paul BovellIda May ReedView this family
October 15, 1884 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterCatharine Carter
September 27, 1885 (Age 60 years)
Publication: Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1887
Citation details: page 290
Publication: FindAGrave.com, online, 13 Jul 2002
Death of a sonGeorge Robert Reed
June 2, 1886 (Age 61 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago, 1906
Publication: self, Danville, Illinois, 17 February 1985
Death of a daughterEmma Jane Reed
June 13, 1888 (Age 63 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
Publication: self-published, Danville, Illinois, 1985
Death of a sonAlbert M. Reed
March 8, 1890 (Age 65 years)

Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: pages 80-82
Publication: self, Danville, Illinois, 17 February 1985
Burial of a sonAlbert M. Reed
March 1890 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: page 4
Note: no marker
Death of a brotherShelton Carter
May 25, 1890 (Age 65 years)
Publication: self, Danville, Illinois, 17 February 1985
Publication: Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com, 2011
Note: Find A Grave claims he died in 1893.
Marriage of a childWalter N. ThompsonIda May ReedView this family
November 25, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Carter
October 27, 1901 (Age 76 years)

Publication: Find A Grave, www.findagrave.com, 2011
Death of a brotherJoseph Carter
August 19, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Burial of a brotherJoseph Carter
August 20, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Death of a husbandJoseph Caleb Reed
November 10, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: pages 80-82
Publication: October 1987
Publication: 13 Nov 1903
Note: Mr. Reed had been ill for a long time with kidney trouble and died very suddenly. He ate a hearty breakfast and was taking his usual rest after that meal and felt as well as usual. There was no one present when he passed away. His aged companion was in another room attending to her household duties. Thinking that he had slept long enough she went to rouse him and found he had passed over the river.
Anecdote November 10, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Publication: 13 Nov 1903
Note: Her husband Caleb went to take his usual rest after breakfast while she attended to her household duties. Thinking he had slept long enough, she went to rouse him and found that he had passed away.
Burial of a husbandJoseph Caleb Reed
November 12, 1903 (Age 78 years)
Publication: October 1987
Publication: 13 Nov 1903
Note: Rev. King [Presbyterian] conducted the funeral service at the family home.
Anecdote about 1906 (Age 81 years)
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 5
Note: Jane spent her final days at the home of her daughter Martha. As she breathed her last breaths, she asked her son-in-law Jim Wright and granddaughter Pearl Wright to sing a hymn. They stopped when they thought she was no longer breathing, but she roused and commanded them to continue.
Anecdote February 16, 1906 (Age 81 years)
Publication: 16 Feb 1906
Note: The [Mattoon] Daily Journal-Gazette reported that Mrs. Jane Reed, an aged lady, is quite ill.
Anecdote about March 1907 (Age 82 years)

Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 39
Note: During her final illness no one tried to keep her from knowing that the end was near. She made all her own last arrangements. She asked Mrs. Brown, who lived nearby, to help with her laying out. She wanted the promise that after she was dressed that Mrs. Brown would run her hand beneath her and smooth her dress because "I can't abide a wrinkle".
Cause of Death April 30, 1907 (on the date of death)

Note: inanition due to influenza
Death April 30, 1907 (Age 82 years)
Publication: May 2, 1907
Publication: October 1987
Publication: 2 May 1907
Anecdote May 2, 1907 (2 days after death)

Publication: 2 May 1907
Note: Funeral services from the family residence, Rev. Jonathan Williams officiating
Burial May 2, 1907 (2 days after death)
Publication: October 1987
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 9, 1815Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee
5 months
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
22 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
Elizabeth Carter
Birth: July 18, 1829 38 36Kentucky
Death: July 11, 1848Ashmore Township, Coles County, Illinois
3 years
younger sister
Family with Joseph Caleb Reed - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 22, 1844Coles County, Illinois
14 months
son
3 years
daughter
Mary C. Reed
Birth: October 31, 1847 28 22Coles County, Illinois
Death: December 19, 1855
23 months
daughter
18 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
22 months
son
3 years
son
Myrtle and Thomas Reed scannedThomas Logan Reed
Birth: February 16, 1860 41 35Ashmore Township, Coles County, Illinois
Death: December 22, 1925Ashmore, Coles County, Illinois
23 months
son
James N. Reed
Birth: January 1, 1862 43 37Coles County, Illinois
Death: September 3, 1864
2 years
daughter
2 years
son

BirthColes County, Illinois Death Records, Record Type: Death certificate, Name Of Person: Jane Reed
BirthThe Charleston Courier: Ashmore's Eldest Answers Summons, Location: Charleston, Illinois, Page: 1
Publication: May 2, 1907
BirthCaleb Reed, 1850, Coles Co., IL, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Caleb Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Hitesville, page 111, dwelling 73, family 73, Film: micropublication series M432, roll 101
Publication: 1850
Birthunknown title, Family Info: Caleb and Jane Reed family Bible, Present Owner: held by great-granddaughter Nola Griffith Adams in 1988, Location: New Mexico
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80 and 81
BirthHistory of Coles County, Illinois
Publication: Wm. Le Baron and co., Chicago, IL, 1879
Citation details: page 603
BirthCalib Reed household 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Calib Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Ashmore Twp., ED 19, SD 13, sheet 2B, dwelling 47, family 48, Film: micropublication series T623, roll 244
Publication: 1900
BirthJane Carter Reed funeral card, Manuscript Info: facsimile of card for Jane Carter Reed held in 2015 by Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 2 May 1907
AnecdoteAshmore Illinois: 1800-2000
Publication: KES Print, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 2002
Citation details: page 8
AnecdoteCalib Reed household 1900, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Calib Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Ashmore Twp., ED 19, SD 13, sheet 2B, dwelling 47, family 48, Film: micropublication series T623, roll 244
Publication: 1900
NameHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
Citation details: page 3
NameHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
Citation details: page 3
NameHayden, Michael A., The Reeds of Ashmore, privately printed, 1988.
Citation details: page 3
NameCaleb Reed, 1850, Coles Co., IL, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Caleb Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Hitesville, page 111, dwelling 73, family 73, Film: micropublication series M432, roll 101
Publication: 1850
NameCalep Reed household 1870, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Calep Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Ashmore Township, page 6A, dwelling 74, family 73, Film: micropublication series M593, roll 197
Publication: 1870
NameJane and Caleb Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Jane and Caleb, Reader: Earl Reed
Publication: October 1987
NameThe Charleston Courier: Ashmore's Eldest Answers Summons, Location: Charleston, Illinois, Page: 1
Publication: May 2, 1907
NameBertha Reed Evert letter to Teri Reed Hjelmstad, Recipient: Hjelmstad, Teri Reed, Author Address: Hyannis, Nebraska
Publication: undated
ReligionThe Charleston Courier: Ashmore's Eldest Answers Summons, Location: Charleston, Illinois, Page: 1
Publication: May 2, 1907
ReligionAshmore Illinois: 1800-2000
Publication: KES Print, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 2002
Citation details: page 8
Marriageunknown title, Family Info: Caleb and Jane Reed family Bible, Present Owner: held by great-granddaughter Nola Griffith Adams in 1988, Location: New Mexico
Publication: unknown publisher, unknown place of publication, unknown date
Citation details: reprinted in Hayden's "The Reeds of Ashmore" pages 80-82
MarriageHistory of Coles County, Illinois
Publication: Wm. Le Baron and co., Chicago, IL, 1879
Citation details: page 603
MarriageJane and Caleb Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Jane and Caleb, Reader: Earl Reed
Publication: October 1987
ResidenceCaleb Reed, 1850, Coles Co., IL, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Caleb Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Hitesville, page 111, dwelling 73, family 73, Film: micropublication series M432, roll 101
Publication: 1850
AnecdoteProbate records, Name Of Person: Polly Carter, File Number: 1858
AnecdoteColes County in the Civil War 1861-1865
Publication: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1961
AnecdoteColes County in the Civil War 1861-1865
Publication: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1961
AnecdoteCalep Reed household 1870, Record Type: U.S. census, Household: Calep Reed household, Record Info: population schedule, Ashmore Township, page 6A, dwelling 74, family 73, Film: micropublication series M593, roll 197
Publication: 1870
AnecdoteA Wright Interesting Story
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 4
AnecdoteMattoon Daily Journal: Ashmore [news], Location: Mattoon, Illinois, Page: page 8
Publication: 13 Nov 1903
AnecdoteA Wright Interesting Story
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 5
AnecdoteThe Daily Journal-Gazette: Ashmore [news], Location: Mattoon, Illinois, Page: page 8
Publication: 16 Feb 1906
AnecdoteA Wright Interesting Story
Publication: privately published, Ashmore, Illinois, 1988
Citation details: page 39
Cause of DeathColes County, Illinois Death Records, Record Type: Death certificate, Name Of Person: Jane Reed
DeathColes County, Illinois Death Records, Record Type: Death certificate, Name Of Person: Jane Reed
DeathThe Charleston Courier: Ashmore's Eldest Answers Summons, Location: Charleston, Illinois, Page: 1
Publication: May 2, 1907
DeathJane and Caleb Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Jane and Caleb, Reader: Earl Reed
Publication: October 1987
DeathJane Carter Reed funeral card, Manuscript Info: facsimile of card for Jane Carter Reed held in 2015 by Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 2 May 1907
AnecdoteJane Carter Reed funeral card, Manuscript Info: facsimile of card for Jane Carter Reed held in 2015 by Teri Reed Hjelmstad
Publication: 2 May 1907
BurialColes County, Illinois Death Records, Record Type: Death certificate, Name Of Person: Jane Reed
BurialJane and Caleb Reed cemetery marker, Record Type: cemetery marker, Name Of Person: Reed, Jane and Caleb, Reader: Earl Reed
Publication: October 1987
Anecdote
She inherited $39.57 from her mother.
Anecdote
During the Civil War, Coles County furnished more than its quota of soldiers, including some of Caleb's nephews. Most volunteers, however, were from the western part of the county. On the eastern side, where the Reeds lived, there were many rebel sympathizers who, like the Reeds, had come from Kentucky. They had not been slaveholders themselves but hated abolitionists and the draft. As the war progressed, troops constantly moved through the area, and local farmers supplied corn at the high war price of $.60 per bushel.
Anecdote
In March 1864, Caleb and Jane must have watched with interest as tensions between Union soldiers and local insurgents known as Copperheads heightened in Coles County. On March 28, 1864, violence erupted when the former sheriff of Coles County and the Copperheads attacked a group of soldiers in Charleston, the county seat 10 miles from the Reed farm. In the end, 9 people died, 12 were wounded, and 29 men were arrested in the Charleston Riot. Among those apprehended was one of Caleb's relatives by marriage, John Galbreath.
Anecdote
The census taker reported that Jane could read but could not write.
Anecdote
When they retired from the farm, Caleb and Jane moved into Ashmore. They lived in one house for awhile and then traded houses with their friend Newt Austin for a home located mid-block west of the Presbyterian Church. When their grandchildren visited, they sent them to the butcher shop to buy for the noon dinner.
Anecdote
Her husband Caleb went to take his usual rest after breakfast while she attended to her household duties. Thinking he had slept long enough, she went to rouse him and found that he had passed away.
Anecdote
Jane spent her final days at the home of her daughter Martha. As she breathed her last breaths, she asked her son-in-law Jim Wright and granddaughter Pearl Wright to sing a hymn. They stopped when they thought she was no longer breathing, but she roused and commanded them to continue.
Anecdote
The [Mattoon] Daily Journal-Gazette reported that Mrs. Jane Reed, an aged lady, is quite ill.
Anecdote
During her final illness no one tried to keep her from knowing that the end was near. She made all her own last arrangements. She asked Mrs. Brown, who lived nearby, to help with her laying out. She wanted the promise that after she was dressed that Mrs. Brown would run her hand beneath her and smooth her dress because "I can't abide a wrinkle".
Cause of Death
inanition due to influenza
Anecdote
Funeral services from the family residence, Rev. Jonathan Williams officiating
Anecdote
Jane and her family moved to the Ashmore area when she was a child.
Anecdote
Six of their eleven children (Mary, George, Thomas B., Emma, James, and Albert) preceded them in death.
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