Obit: Reeves, Eliza A. (1841 - 1919)
----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 05/01/1919
Reeves, Eliza A. (3 MAY 1841 - 20 APR 1919)
Died, at the home of a friend in Edgmont, S.D., April 20, 1919, Mrs. Eliza A. Reeves, aged 77 years, 11 months and 17 days.
Deceased was born May 3, 1841 in Canada, where she resided a number of years. In the year 1857, on Dec. 20th, she was united in marriage to Mr. William Reeves to which union was born five children, three sons: John E. Reeves of Belleham, Wash., Henry A. of Colby, Wis., and William of Lake Bay, Wash., Catharine, who passed away Sept. 15, 1863 and Mary who passed away five days earlier, Sept. 10, 1863.
In 1877 the family moved to Colby, Wis., where in the year, 1888, on Oct. 9th, her husband passed away of malignant cancer in his 63rd year. Seventeen years ago Mrs. Reeves left Colby and has since made her home at Edgmont, where 2 weeks ago she was taken sick with influenza-pneumonia, from which she never recovered.
The remains were shipped to Colby for burial last week Friday, accompanied by her son Henry, who had gone to see his mother the fore-part of last week. Burial services were held Sunday afternoon from the M. E. Church, Rev. J. H. Paul officiating. Burial was made in the Colby Cemetery.
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