Luther Edmund Reaves 

*Jan 6, 1890 - †Oct 4, 1964
Father:
  • ???
Mother:
  • ???
Wives:
Children:

Notes:

a) Spelled his last name "Reeves" instead of "Reaves" because "that's how everyone else does it." But Luther had signed "Reaves" on his marriage certificate. His son kept the Reeves, other children kept the Reaves.

He said he was an orphan; he said that his father died before he was born, his mother died in childbirth, and he was raised by an Indian family.


1920 CENSUS
3rd Civil District, Tipton Co, TN
REAVES farm 20/21
Luther, head, rents, 28, reads, writes, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, farmer, general farming
Nellie, wife, 25, reads, writes, Tennessee, Tennessee, Tennessee
Nettie Lee, daughter, 4 1/2, TN, TN, TN
Clifford, son, 3 1/2, TN, TN, TN
Virginia, daughter 1 1/2, TN, TN, TN
(not really sure it was 1/2 or another number but they're so small it's hard to read)

REEVES
Luther Reeves, 3004 Pasteur, Sun., Oct 4, 1964, husband of the late Rosie Reeves, dear father of Mrs. Nettie Griffey, Mrs. Virginia Doria, and Clifford Reeves. Our grandfather, great-grandfather, step-father, father-in-law, uncle, and cousin.
Funeral Wed., Oct 7, 10:30 a.m. from BAUMANN BROS Funeral Home, 2504 Woodson Rd., Overland. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 5, 1964, page 30

b) Nellie Beatrice McManus is mother of: Nettie Lee Reaves (*1915), Clifford John Reeves (*1917), Virginia Earl Reaves (*1918) and Laverne Anne Reaves (*1920)

Birth:
Occupation:
  • Sharecropper - cotton
Death:
Funeral: