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Funeral Monday for Humboldt Pioneer

William Reeves passed away Saturday morning, September 7, 1946, at eleven o’clock at the family home in Humboldt. He suffered a paralytic stroke more than a year ago and has since been in failing health. He was bedfast for three weeks prior to his death. He departed this life at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 26 days.

Mr. Reeves, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Reeves was born June 11, 1861, on the Reeves homestead, one and one-half miles east of Humboldt.

At the age of 22 years, he was united in marriage to Miss Flora Belle Thayer. The couple lived on a farm near Humboldt for two years and then moved to Farnam, where they resided for forty-five years. Then they returned to Humboldt, where they have since resided. To this union were born five children. One son, Charles Robert Reeves died at the age of fourteen months. An adopted son, Glen Alton, has also preceded him in death.

Those who are left to mourn his death are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Myrtle Wear of Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. Emma Melvina Pearson of Buhl, Idaho; two sons, Virgil William Reeves of Castleford, Idaho, and Edgar Alba Reeves of Humboldt; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Munson of Humboldt; and one brother, James Reeves of Peru. He also leaves 24 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Christian Church with Rev. Ward Merritt officiating. Mrs. Lloyd Gould and Miss Oleta Jack sang, “In the Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Nearer My God to Thee.” Mrs. Ralph W. Clark played the organ accompaniments. The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased, Walter, Dan, Levi, Arthur, Oscar and Silas Reeves. The floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. Harry Smith and Mrs. Bruce Dorland.

The body was laid to rest in the Humboldt cemetery.

The Humboldt Standard 65(37):8 Thursday, September 12, 1946



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