Reeves, Harry Elmer (1870 IN - 1914 IL)

Reeves, Harry Elmer

Reeves, Harry Elmer


Father: Alfred Benton Reeves
Mother: Parthia Anna Wadlington

Birth: 24 Nov 1870, Indiana
Birth Source: Death Record

Death: 17 Jan 1914, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Death Source: Death Record

Spouse1: Media Maud Clark, m. 25 Feb 1902, Bartholomew County, Indiana


Children of Harry Elmer Reeves and Media Maud Clark:
  1. Fred Allen Reeves, b. c1903
  2. Marthane Reeves, b. 25 Jun 1906

Harry list listed as earning a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Purdue University in 1895 with a thesis entitled An Experimental Study of Armature Reactions.

The Republic, 19 May 1899
Another Reeves an Inventer.
Harry E. Reeves, formerly of this city, but now a resident of Indianapolis, has secured a patent on "type tie" for use in typing up type forms in a printing office, that it is said to be most effectual. It is said that a New York form has a standing offer of $25,000 for a mechanism for this purpose which will meet the requirement and be accepted by them.

The Republic, 19 Jan 1914
Harry E. Reeves Dead.
Harry E. Reeves, aged 41 years, died in Chicago hospital late Saturday night. He had been ill since before last Thanksgiving and although he showed improvement at times his relatives had not been given any hope during the past few weeks, for his recovery.
Mr. Reeves was a brother of Mrs. Arthur W. Mason, of this city. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Reeves, and was born in Rush county, coming to this city when small, with his parents. He was graduated from the local high school and from Purdue University and had an excellent position in Chicago. He had been away from Columbus for, perhaps, 20 years.
A widow and two children survive him.
The funeral will be held in Chicago Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and Mrs. Mason will probably go to Chicago Tuesday night to attend the services.

Research Notes


Birth:          Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 (FamilySearch)
Marriage1:  Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 (FamilySearch)
Death:        Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 (FamilySearch)
                   The Republic, 19 Jan 1914

1910 Census:  Cook County, Illinois

The Annual Catalogue of Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1895-96, p171
Portrait - Purdue Electrical and Computer Engineering Wall of Fame, Class of 1895
The Republic, 19 May 1899