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Alexander Paige Reed Obituary (1956) and some additional research notes from Susan Sharp



Obituary: Clipping from Jean Reid Edwards. Date and name of the newspaper are cut off.  It was probably printed inthe Punxsutawney Spirit. 

ALEXANDER P. REID, RESIDENT HERE FOR HALFCENTURY, DIES. Alexander (Alex) Page Reid, a retired Baltimore & Ohio engineer and a resident of Punxsutawney the past 53 years, died in his home on Cambria Street, Tuesday afternoon following a prolonged illness. He was 77 years of age.  Funeral services will be held in the Morrison-Schenkemeyer Funeral Home on South Gilpin Street Friday afternoon at 2:00. The Reverend Harold Loveless, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church here, will officiate and interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home after 8 o'clock tonight.      

Mr. Reid retired as an engineer in 1947 after 44 years of service with the B., R. & P. and B.& O. Railroads.  He was born January 6, 1879, in Barclay, Bradford County, a son of David and Ruth Simpson Reid.   He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hunter and some years after her death married, in 1929, Virginia Kellert.  The deceased was a member of the John W.Jenks Lodge of the Masons here, the Coudersport Consistory, Jefferson County Shrine Club, and Jaffa Temple in Altoona. He had long been a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.      Surviving are his wife and these daughters and sons: Mrs. Mabel McLaughlin and Samuel Reid of Punxsutawney; Mrs. Myrtle Parsons of Morgantown, West Virginia; Mrs. Rose Hastings of Sharon; William Reid of Niles, Ohio; Mrs. Lois Jean Edwards of Reynoldsville; and Mrs. Marcia Etherson, of Falls Creek. He leaves also two brothers, Robert Reid, of this city, and Dave Reid of Johnstown; a sister, Mrs. Nell Swan, of Lima, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Notes from Susan Sharp:

According to Vivian Doney Reid, Alec lived at 402 Cambria  Street, but formerly lived in a much nicer home on Woodland Drive in Punxsutawney, Pa. According toJean, Reid Edwards is also buried on the Reid family plot in Circle Hill Cemetery in Punxsutawney, Pa. with Alexander Reid is his first wife, Lizzie; his daughter and her husband, Rose and Tom Hastings; and an unnamed infant of Alex's daughter, Myrtle Reid Parsons. 

These last four graves are unmarked. I went to the Circle Hill Cemetery office to verify this and was told all the records had been destroyed in a flood.  Also on the plot is a large stone marking the grave of Ruth Reid Simpson and the grave of Virginia Kellert Reid, Alex's second wife is also marked.  According to Vivian Doney Reid, Alexander Reid went to the United Brethren Church in Punxsutawney, Pa. I asked why not the Presbyterian Church?  She said the United Brethren Church was closer. The certificate of membership of Alexander Reid in the Coudersport, Pa. Consistory for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, dated June 23, 1921 is in the possession of Susan Reid Sharp.





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