Correspondence Relating to George Reed’s Estate

Note: Sarah Jane Busby could not write and one of her daughter’s wrote the letters that, I believe, her mother dictated. At the end of one of the letters, the daughter writes as herself, a little note to Aunt Pearl. She doesn’t sign her name though so I don’t know which one it was. Sarah … Continue reading Correspondence Relating to George Reed’s Estate

George Reed Probate Record – 1946

Today I am posting the Final Report of George Reed’s Estate file.  It includes the names and locations of his five surviving siblings. Two sisters, Josie Campbell Robertson and Lilly Louise Reed Shoemaker, predeceased him. It has the address and location of the family home on Kenwood Avenue, and the amounts and location of his … Continue reading George Reed Probate Record – 1946

George Reed Funeral – May 31, 1945

George Reed Funeral “Funeral Services for George Reed, 73, colored, who died Monday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Cleage, Detroit, were held today at the C.M.C. Willis mortuary, with the Rev. J.A. Alexander, pastor of Bethel, A. M. E. church, officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill. the body was accompanied here … Continue reading George Reed Funeral – May 31, 1945

Last Will & Testament of George Reed 1943

Last Will and Testament of George A. Reed State of Indiana County of Marion I, George A. Reed, being at this time a resident of the city of Indianapolis, Marion County, in the state of Indiana and although impaired physically, of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to … Continue reading Last Will & Testament of George Reed 1943

George Reed 1873 – 1945

George Reed was my grandmother Pearl Reed Cleage’s oldest brother. Their mother, Annie Ray Allen Reed, was a single mother for most of her life and George was the man of the house. His resting place in Crown Hill Cemetery looks very peaceful. Last Will and Testament of George Reed You can read about George … Continue reading George Reed 1873 – 1945

Sarah Jane Reed Busby – Obituary

You can read more about Sarah Jane Busby in these two posts: Correspondence Relating to George Reed’s Estate and Canning With Aspirin Instead of Sugar. Sarah Jane Reed Busby was my grandmother Pearl Reed Cleage’s older sister. She was sixteen when my grandmother was born. She grew up in Lebanon, Kentucky and moved to Indianapolis around … Continue reading Sarah Jane Reed Busby – Obituary

The Reeds

A is for Anna Allen Reed B is for Buford Avritt Postcard to My Grandmother from her Niece 1909 I is for Inventions M is for the Music of Hubert Averette Lillian Louise Reed Shoemaker 5 Generations of Pearls Seven Generations of L3e21b Grandmother Pearl Reed Cleage’s Birthday Minnie Averitt Reed Mullins Hugh Marion Reed … Continue reading The Reeds

That’s a Creed: A ‘Day of Remembrance’ Salute to Jaramogi

My friend, historian Paul Lee shared this today and I am sharing it with you, in remembrance of my father who died on February 20, 2000 on Beulah Land, the Shrine’s farm in South Carolina. ‘A Day of Remembrance’ Salute to Jaramogi By Paul Lee On Feb. 20, 2000, Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman, formerly the Rev. … Continue reading That’s a Creed: A ‘Day of Remembrance’ Salute to Jaramogi

Lillian Louise Reed Shoemaker

My grandmother’s older sister is wearing a cameo broach here, but is otherwise unadorned.  Lillian Louise Reed was born about 1873 in Lebanon, Kentucky. She was the fourth child of Anna Allen Reed. Her father was Palmer Reed.  In 1889, her sister Sarah married James Busby and moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan. On June 10, … Continue reading Lillian Louise Reed Shoemaker