Reeves, Lewis Leon (c1904 SC - 1957 FL)

Lewis Leon Reeves

Reeves, Lewis Leon


Father: William H. Reeves
Mother: Louvinia

Birth: 23 Dec 1903, South Carolina
Birth Source: Census, WWII Draft Card

Death: 12 Dec 1957, Broward County, Florida
Death Source: Obituary

Spouse1: Cordelia B Johnson


Children of Lewis Leon Reeves:
  1. Richard Reeves
  2. William A. Reeves
  3. Charles Reeves
  4. John Edward Reeves
  5. Pansy Reeves
  6. Joe Reeves
  7. Harry Reeves

Fort Lauderdale News, 13 Dec 1957
Lewis Leon Reeves
Pompano Beach - Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., tomorrow at the Kraeer Funeral Chapel for Lewis Leon Reeves, 52, produce foreman who died while at work at the State Farmers Market yesterday morning.
The Rev. John M. Sikes will officiate, with interment following at Pompano Beach Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Mr. Reeves, who lived with his son, John E., at 228 NE 14th Ave., had been coming here from Benton Harbor, Mich., each winter since 1920.
Surviving are eight sons: John E., Joseph of Ft. Lauderdale; William of Miami; David, Kenneth and Thomas in Michigan; Richard of Ohio, and Harry, of the U. S. Marine Corps in Japan.

"L. L. Reeves of Pompano, Fla." is mentioned in the obituary of his brother Charlie Simpson Reeves.

Research Notes

His WWI Draft card states he was born in Union County, South Carolina. However, he was in Florida at the time, so may have not had accurate information. The census would suggest Spartanburg County.


Birth:          U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry)
Death:        Fort Lauderdale News, 13 Dec 1957
                   Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (Ancestry)

1910 Census:  Spartanburg County, South Carolina
1920 Census:  Spartanburg County, South Carolina
1930 Census:  Broward County, Florida
1940 Census:  Broward County, Florida