Reeves, Wiley Wirt (1847 VA - 1891 TX)

Reeves, Wiley Wirt

Reeves, Wiley Wirt


Father: George W. Reeves
Mother: Caroline Thomas

Birth: 23 Jun 1847, Grayson County, Virginia
Birth Source:

Death: 29 Dec 1891, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas
Death Source: Gravestone in White Rose Cemetery

Spouse1: Corda A. Hart
Spouse2: Margaret "Maggie" Knotzsch


Children of Wiley Wirt Reeves and Margaret Knotzsch:
  1. Laura C. Reeves, b. 1880
  2. Marie Reeves, b. 1882, m. Tomlinson
  3. George Herman Reeves, b. 1883
  4. Alma W. Reeves, b. 1887
  5. Lillian Reeves, B. 1890
Wiley Wirt Reeves graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Maryland.

From his biography in Personnel of the Texas State Government: With Sketches of Representative Men of Texas by Lewis E. Daniell, pub 1892:
...He is vice-President of the State Medical Association; exPresident of the Van Zandt County Medical Association; permanent member of the American Medical Association; charter member of the Southern Surgical and Gynaecological Association, and ex-President of the Board of Medical Examiners for the Seventh judicial district. He is Past Master of Wills Point Lodge No. 422 A. F. and A. M.; Past High Priest of Wills Point Chapter No. 108 A. F. and A. M.; a member of Dallas Commandery No. 6, Knights Templar, and Past Deputy Grand Master for the Twenty-second and Twenty-sixth Districts, I. O. O. F.

His first marriage was to Miss Corda A. Hart, of Gilmer, Texas. They had two children, neither of whom are living. His present wife was Miss Maggie Knotzsch, of New Orleans, Louisiana. They have five living children—Laura, Marie, Herman, Alma and Lillian Reeves. Dr. Reeves, while an earnest working Democrat, has never sought office. He has, however, filled the positions of road overseer, school trustee and alderman of Wills Point, and, at the time of his selection, by Governor Hogg, to fill the important office of Superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum, near Austin, was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Van Zandt County.

Research Notes

Although there is a photo of what appears to be an original gravestone for Wiley Wirt Reeves in the White Rose Cemetery in Willis Point, Texas, Find A Grave also has a photograph of a double stone that includes his wife Margaret Khotzsch that is located in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi. It is unclear whether he was reinterred in the Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport after the death of his wife in 1926.


Personnel of the Texas State Government: With Sketches of Representative Men of Texas by Lewis E. Daniell, pub 1892
1850 Census - Grayson County, Virginia
1860 Census - Ashe County, North Carolina
1880 Census - Van Zandt County, Texas
Gravestone photo at Find A Grave

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