Reeves, Luther Leander (1895 MO - 1958 MO)

Luther Leander Reeves

Reeves, Luther Leander


Father: William Henry Reeves
Mother: Delsa A. Dick

Birth: 30 Jul 1895, Dunklin County, Missouri
Birth Source: Missouri Birth Certificate

Death: 9 Dec 1958, Mount Vernon, Missouri
Death Source: Missouri Certificate of Death

Spouse1: Martha Marie Davis, m. 1 Jan 1919


Luther Leander Reeves, was born 31 Jul 1895 in Holcomb, Dunklin County, Missouri. His mother died sometime after his birth, but before the 1900 Census. At that time, Luther was living with Robert C. and Lucy M. Young in Union, MO as their Ward. According to the 1910 Census, he was back living with his father and stepmother, Lula Belle Wallace Reeves, in Holcomb.

Luther married Martha “Marie” Davis 31 Dec 1918 in Illmo, Scott County, Missouri. He worked for many years on the railroad before becoming a painter. Luther was also Mayor of Illmo from 1956-1958. He died 9 Dec 1958 while in the Missouri State Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, MO, and is buried in Lightner Cemetery in Scott City.

Luther's widow, Martha “Marie” Davis Reeves, daughter of Thomas H. (1853-1900) and Nancy Jane Chitwood Davis (1862-1941) was born 27 Feb 1895 in Mountain View, Howell County, Missouri. She died 23 Nov 1975 while residing in the Hilltop Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and is buried in the Lightner Cemetery with Luther.
(Narrative information by granddaughter Christina Reeves Brost)

Research Notes


Missouri Birth Certificate
Misssouri Marriage License, Scott County MO
Missouri Certificate of Death

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