Reeves, William Hubbard (1882 KY - 1964 TX)
SummaryFather: Sidney Preston Reeves
Mother: Nancy Susan Wingo
Birth: 21 Dec 1882, Blandville, Ballard County, Kentucky
Birth Source: Family Records and World War I Draft Registration
Death: 30 Oct 1964, Waco, McLennan County, Texas
Death Source: Texas Death Index
Spouse1: Fannie Brooks
Spouse2: Mary Landers
Spouse3: Effie Elizabeth Beegles
NarrativeChildren of William Hubbard Reeves and Fannie Brooks
- Sidney Wingo Reeves 1908–1948
- Lillie Ann Reeves 1911–1998
- William Hubbard Reeves, Jr. 1913–1934
- Willard Lawson Reeves 1914–1921
- Clyda Catherine Reeves 1915–1917
- Susan Evelyn Reeves 1917–2001
- Mildred Reeves 1919–2012
- Ellen Elizabeth Reeves 1921–1935
- Juanita Marie Reeves 1923–2005
- Anna Laura Reeves 1926–1927
- Ruby Mae Reeves 1928–2006
- Neta June Reeves 1930–2010
Having been the oldest son of a farmer, he was unable to attend school for more than a few years because he was needed to help operate the family farm. His children recalled that after working all day, he would stay up at night studying their school books. For all of his life, he would continue to expand his limited education, reading and consuming newspapers from the headlines to the very last page.
It was he who recited nursery rhymes and sang lullabies to his children and later to the grandchildren. His grandchildren were routinely bounced on a knee or swung on his foot as he recited "Hickory, Dickory, Dock - the mouse ran up the clock".
As the timber in southeast Missouri became more scarse and the country attempted to weather the Great Depression, he moved his family and timber business to east Texas where he spent the last 30 years of his life.
In his later years, always wearing a fedora and with his hands clasped behind his back, he would regularly walk the few blocks to town in Centerville, Texas to play dominoes under a shade tree on the courthouse lawn with his contemporaries. As he started walking to the courthouse square, we would say "where are you going Wawa?" and his response was always "Goin' to town to see the folks and eat peaches."
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