Reaves, William Stephen (1874 AR - 1939 AL)


Reaves, William Stephen


Father: Columbus Houston Reaves
Mother: Caroline " Callie " Ship

Birth: July 24 1874 in Arkansas
Birth Source: Grave Stone

Death: February 15 1939 Colbert County, Alabama
Death Source: Grave Stone

Spouse1: Hattie Johnson
Spouse2: Ida Rose Kimbrough


On the 1880 Census, William S Reave (sic) appears in the household of his father Columbus and mother Callie along with his sister Clara L. Clara is shown as being 7 years old and William is 4 years old and both were born in Arkansas. (Dwelling 68/Family 70). See Research Note 1 below.

William S REAVES and Hattie JOHNSON were married in Colbert County, Alabama on 20 December 1893.
The known children of William REAVES and Hattie (nee JOHNSON) are
  1. Grover L Reaves, born c1896, Alabama
  2. Robert L Reaves, born c1897, Alabama
  3. Richard C Reaves, born c 1899, Alabama
  4. Hobert R Reaves, born c1900. Alabama
  5. Callie L Reaves, born 1903, Alabama
  6. Timmon D Reaves, born c1905, Alabama
  7. Mary N Reaves, born c1907, Alabama
  8. Mattie P Reaves, born c1910, Alabama
  9. Minnie Reaves, born c1912, Alabama
  10. Willie Reaves, born c1916, Alabama
William's wife Hattie died on 03 January 1918 according to her grave stone.

W. S. REAVES and Ida KIMBROUGH were married in Colbert County, Alabama on 07 August 1918.
The known children of William REAVES and Ida (nee KIMBROUGH) are
  1. Gresham E Reaves, born c1920, Alabama     See Research Note 2 below.
  2. Ida P Reaves, born c1920, Alabama               See Research Note 2 below.
  3. Susie M Reaves, born c1923, Alabama
  4. Margurite A Reaves, born c 1924, Alabama
  5. James E Reaves, born c 1926, Alabama
William's death in 1939 is recorded in the collection "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Research Notes

(1) William and his family are indexed under the surname RAINS on the 1880 census at FamilySearch (as of 27 January 2022). https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4JJ-6B9

On all subsequent census returns, William gives his place of birth as Alabama.

(2) On the 1920 census return there is a single entry for a son, "Earl.Pearl Reeves" age 3 months (row 67). Both children are clearly shown on the 1930 census.



Birth:           Grave Stone
Marriage1:   Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 at FamilySearch   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZ9-KQHW
Marriage2:   Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 at FamilySearch   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZ9-VJSD
Death:         Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 atFamilySearch   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDYQ-QQF
                    Grave Stone
Grave/Memorial:   Find A Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28260778/william-stephen-reaves
1880 Census:   Russellville, ED90, Franklin County,Alabama - HoH   Columbus H REAVE
1900 Census:   Wheeler, Colbert County, Alabama     FamilySearch   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKQ7-7YD
1910 Census:   Wheeler, Colbert County, Alabama
1920 Census:   Spring Valley, Colbert County, Alabama
1930 Census:   Election Precinct 9, Colbert County, Alabama

1918 Death of wife Hattie Reaves - Find A Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59293089/hattie-reeves