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Charles A. and Mabel (Gibson) Reed, her brother Everett Alfred Gibson, Charles Edward Reed, Fleming

In 1880 Smith County, Kansas, Augustus is eight months old, with E.A. 28. S.A. 26, and Ida 4.
"Ida E Reed, born May 24, 1876 - in Rome, Perry Co., Ind.
Her parents: David Augustus Reed and Cynthia Ann Alvey "
In 1900 Smith County, Kansas, Charles is 20, with parents David 48 and Ella O. 36. Dick is 11, Bess 9, Russell 6, Ray 5, Edson 3, Boly 1 and Glen 1.
Per one tree, Charles married Mabel Gibson on January 22, 1902.
Her mother is probably Harriet H. Gibson 1843-1914 # 33219484.

In 1910 Logan County, Charles A. Reed is 30, Mabel 30, Paul 7, Clark 5, Claude 4, adn Dan 1. Dan wasw born in Colorado, all the rest in Kansas.

Charles proved up a quarter in 28, 8N 49W in 1913.
Charles Augustus Reed registered for WWI in Elbert County, born Sept 30, 1878, with Mabel A. Reed.
Charles registered for WWII in Rye, Colorado, born Sept 30, 1879 in Cedar, Kansas.

In 1930 El Paso County, Colorado, Charles is 50, farming, Mabel 50, and Alvey 12.

In 1940 Pueblo, Charles is a shoe repairman, with Mabel A. and son Dean G. 31.

Charles 1879-1953 is buried in Fowler, Colroado, with Mabel A. Reed 1880-1956 # 35344177. It says he married Mazie F. 1893-1966..., but Mazie is on the stone wtih Alva B. Reed 1887-1961.

Dean Garrett Reed 1909-1978 is buried in Woodbury County, Iowa WWII army corporal.

Alvey Augustus Reed, born 1917 at Fleming, died Dec 23, 1941 on Wake Island, # 3789987.
"Marine Corporal Alvey A. Reed and a Japanese attacker charged headlong in the melee, simultaneously plunged their bayonets into each other, and slumped to the ground, locked in a deadly stillness as the noise and fury continued about them."

Claude 1906-1969 is buried in Fowler # 34924620.
Everett Alfred Gibson registered for WWI in Fleming, born May 31, 1884, wife Martha.

In 1920 Logan County he's 36, Martha E. 38, working at a public school, with Ralph E. 1.

In 1940 Weld County, Everett is teaching, 55, Martha E. 58, born in Nebraska, with two other teachers lodging with them.

Everett registered for WWII in Washington County, Colorado, born at Cedar Kansas, teaching at Washington County High School, living at Lindon, Conlorado.

May 29, 1951 "Everett A. Gibson has retired after 39 years in the field of education in Colorado and Kansas. For the last five years, he has been principal at the Wyatt school, located southeast of Ault. Mr. Gibson received his elementary and high school training in Kansas and his first two years of college work at Emporia State Normal at Emporia, Kans. He then transferred to CSCB, receiving his B.A. degree, and doing considerable work toward his masters. Gibson first taught in Kensington, Kans., where he received his early schooling and was then assistant principal for two years and superintendent three years at Gaylord high school where he was graduated. During the summer vacations, he taught music and history at Smith County Institute. In 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Gibson moved to Colorado where he was principal for two years at Fleming school; two years as principal of the Iliff school system, and the next seven pears at Padroni. Largely thru the efforts of Mr. Gibsons the Padroni high school was made a branch or the Logan county high school system. He also placed the Fleming, Iliff and Padroni high schools on the accredited list of the northwestern association of universities. Upon leaving Padroni, Gibson was principal of the Severance school for 12 years, in which community he and Mrs. Gibson have large acquaintance. He then went to Matheson in Elbert county am was principal of both Lyndon and Platner high schools of Washington county. Mr. Gibson was at Galeton three years, prior to his last job at Wyatt. Wyatt is one of the finest of Weld county's smaller schools which takes pupils thru the eighth grade. The building is a fully modern gray brick structure containing four classrooms on the main floor with a large auditorium and play room, and a four room teacherage in the basement. About 5O students attend the school. Other teachers are Mrs. Boyd Eldridge, intermediate grades and Mrs. John Jeremiassen, Jr., the primary. Mr. Gibson has been chairman of the Wyatt Community club and he and his wife were presented a gift from the organization and friends at the last meeting of the group. The Gibsons were married in Kansas in 1907 and have one son, Ralph, who resides with his wife and family in Denver. After a two weeks' vacation in Salt Lake City where they will travel with their son and family, they will be at home in Johnstown whero they have bought a small house."

SSDI has him born at Gaylord, Smith County, dying May 1971, last residence Arvada, Colorado.

May 30, 1955 Greeley "Services for Martha Gibson on Wednesday villp. la.. Oct. 19. 1S7G. She was a ! member of P a r k Congregational church and made their home 9.V..rv.o teachers 1922. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley. Mrs. Gibson died Saturday at Weld County General hospital. Surviving are her husband Everett A. Gibson of Johnstown, a son, Ralph K. Gibson of Arvada, a brother and two sisters."

May 6, 1971 "Everett A. Gibson, former Weld County school principal died Tuesday at the Christapher Nursing Home in Denver where he had made his home for the past several years. He was 87. Born in Kansas, he served in various school systems, including Severance, where he was principal from 1928-1941. He served at Galeton and Wyatt School near Ault, where he retired in 1951. After he retired he moved to Johnstown and resided there until he became ill and went to the nursing home. Mrs. Gibson died in 1955. Surviving are a son, Ralph Gibson of Arvada, and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hagerman Mortuary in Arvada, and interment will be about 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens here."

This is another Charles Reed - doesn't appear to be related. Charles Edward Reed and Evelyn Lucille Goff were married on September 10, 1927, and had three children: Dolora Jean Reed, born on December 11, 1928, in St. Joseph, Missouri; Dale Dean Reed, born on July 22, 1931, in Fleming, Colorado; and Ted Edward Reed, born on May 24, 1935, in Fleming, Colorado. The family moved back to Missouri in 1940 to farm outside of Stanberry, Missouri, in Gentry County. After retiring from farming in 1965, Charles and Evelyn moved back to Colorado where he began his second career selling real estate. Dolora Reed married William Eugene Elam. Dale Reed married Wilma Jean Higley in 1952, and Ted Reed married Glenda Brandt in 1957. Charles Edward Reed died on August 17, 1985, in Colorado. Evelyn Lucille Goff Reed died on July 26, 1996, in Missouri, and Dale Dean Reed died on November 29, 2010, in Montrose, Colorado.

Franklin County, Nebraska, Naponee "The Baptist Church was organized April 8, 1877, with nine members. Rev Thomas Muxlow was chosen as pastor and Charles H. Brown, Church Clerk. "

In 1900 Smith County, Kansas, Thomas Muxlow is a minister, born May 1837 in England, married 28 years to Sarah E. Feb 1853 Iowa. James H. Dec 1878 and Mattie E. Sept 1880 were born in Nebraska, Samuel E. Mar 1885 and Ralph Feb 1891 in Kansas.

Cedar Cemetery
Muxlow, Sarah E., b. 1853, d. 1924, s/w Thomas Muxlow Muxlow, Thomas, b. 1837, d. 1916, s/w Sarah E. Muxlow
"The Reverend Thomas Muxlow was the first minister that I remember being there. "

Edmond Muxlow is 25 in 1910 Graham County, Kansas, married to Bessie E. 22.
He registered for WWI in Saline County, born March 7, 1885, married to Bessie Ethel Muxlow, a brakeman for the Union Pacific.
In 1920 he's a barber in Salina, Kansas, with Bessie 32, Vashti 8, Dayton 5, and Edwin 4.

In 1930 Denver, Edwin is 45, Bessie 41, Vashti 18, Jack 15, Edwin 14, and Jimmy 8.

MRS. KEEF DEAD Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of a former well-known Kensington lady, Mrs. Mary Keef on Sunday, at Nevada, Missouri, where she had been making her home with a sister the past several months. The remains were brought back to this city arriving here yesterday morning and taken to the Roy Keef home south of this city, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today. Burial will be in Olive Branch cemetery. Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton. Mary E. Files was born June 16th, 1851, at Glenwood, Iowa and passed away at Nevada, Missouri, March 6, 1922, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Dodd. Deceased was united in marriage to Frank Keef on October 5th, 1876, at Glenwood, Iowa. Mr. Koef's death occurred on June 16th, 1920. Mrs. Keof was a pioneer resident of this place, residing here until a little over a year ago when she located at Salina where she made her home until a few months ago when she went to Nevada, Missouri, to remain with her daughter and where her death occurred. She leaves to mourn her passing away, six children, Mrs. Hattie Dodd of Nevada, Mo.; Roy of this place; Fred and Rolla of Salina, Kansas; Walter of Glen Elder, Kansas; and Mrs. Bessie Muxlow of Sterling, Colorado; one sister, Annie, of Bronson, Kansas. She was a member of the M. E. Church of this city and was an active worker of the organization. Her body was returned to this place and taken to the old home three miles south, where funeral services were conducted by Rev, Dixon, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Interment was in Olive Branch cemetery. Transcribed by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.

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