Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Sep 7, 1906

Deaths and Funerals.

John A Reid.

Another veteran of the civil war passed away Monday afternoon when "Jack" Reid died at the Soldiers' home at Milford, where he had been cared for since the 28th of June.   Mr. Reid suffered a stroke of paralysis January 18 of this year and the only time he appeared in public here since that time was on Decoration day.

John A. Reid was born November 20. 1830, and died September 3, 1906.   He was twice married, his first wife having died twenty-seven years ago.   Two children were born of this union Harry Reid and Mrs. Tomp Truex, both of St. Joseph, Mo.   He was again married twenty-five years ago to Mrs. Elnora Sharpe, in Hamilton county.   Two daughters, Mrs. John A. Walsh of Seattle, Wash., and Miss Delia Reid of this city were born to this union.   Mr. Reid first enlisted in the First Iowa infantry and later re-enlisted as first sergeant Co. E, Eleventh Infantry, U. S. A.   He was seriously wounded at the first battle of Bull Run.

Mr. Reid is survived by his widow, four children and three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.   Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by I. W. Edson, and interment was in the Red Cloud cemetery, under the auspices of the Garfield Post, G. A. A.


Source = Red Cloud Chief; Sep 7, 1906, Page 1 Column 1