Reeves, Henry Cifon (1856 TX - 1933 OK)


Reeves, Henry Cifon


Father: James Weldon Reeves
Mother: Rachel Norton

Birth: 19 or 29 Jan 1856 or 1857, Hunt County, Texas
Birth Source: Obituary, Death Certificate

Death: 4 Jan 1933, Healdton, Carter County, Oklahoma
Death Source: Death Certificate

Spouse1: Martha Chronister, m. 15 Feb 1885, Wynneswood, Oklahoma


Children of Henry S. Reeves and Martha Chronister:
  1. James Earnest Reeves, b. 6 Mar 1890
  2. Thomas Monroe Reeves, b. c1893
  3. Rachel Reeves
  4. Jamie Reeves
  5. child, d. 24 Feb 1907

The Evening News, 26 Feb 1907
The two year old child of H. C. Reeves, corner Sixteenth and Rennie, suffering a relapse of pneumonia, passed away Sunday morning at four and was buried at three in the afternoon. This family is in a pitiable plight the father and several more of the family being down with pneumonia The wage earning having stopped, the family is entirely dependent upon charity.
But the Ada people know how to do good works. For instance in a short time yesterday morning enough funds were easily collected to pay for the funeral and to provide for the comfort of the others.

The Healdton Herald, 6 Jan 1933
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Henry S Reeves at the home of his son, J. E. reeves, in south Healdton. Interment was at Hewitt Cemetery directed by Collier Brothers Funeral Home. Mr. Reeves had been ill two weeks with leakage of the heart and other ailments. Henry S Reeves was born January 19 1856 in Hunt County, Texas. He was married to Miss Martha Chronister February 15, 1885 at Wynnewood, Oklahoma. To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls, all of whom survive. Mr. Reeves became a member of the Church of Christ in earlier years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Reeves, four children, Monroe Reeves of Durant, Mrs. Rachael Aaron of Stratford, Mrs. Jamie Fuller of Ada, and J. E. Reeves of Healdton.

Death Certificate states he was the son of Weldon Reeves and Rachel Norton, both born in Indiana.

Research Notes

There is disagreement between the obituary which states he was born 19 Jan 1856 and the death certificate which states 29 Jan 1857.


Birth:          The Healdton Herald, 6 Jan 1933
Marriage1:  The Healdton Herald, 6 Jan 1933
Death:        The Healdton Herald, 6 Jan 1933
                   Oklahoma Death Certificate, Henry Cifon Reeves, 1933

1920 Census:  Atoka County, Oklahoma
1930 Census:  Carter County, Oklahoma

The Evening News (Ada, Oklahoma), 26 Feb 1907