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Obituary-Aug., 1929 (Reprint, Portis (Kan.) Independent) - DOC. #79
Obituary of John Reid:
The following obituary is reprinted from the Portis Independent and
the life of John W. Reid, a brother of Mrs. Herbert Hakes and Mrs.
of Ames.Mr. Reid was quite well known here through his frequent
Before scarcely anyone of the community knew last Thursday that our
citizen, John Reid, was even ill, his death at five o'clock in the
announced and came as a storm from a clear sky.Some heart weakness
immediate cause of death.While he had been afflicted with the
disease in the
past, yet it was not generally known that he was in other than the
health.He had not been feeling the best lately, but was downtown
morning.Before noon he was taken ill, but his condition was not
serious until shortly before he died.While he had reached his three
ten, yet it does not seem that it was time for him to leave his daily
here among us.
The demise of John Reid takes one of Portis' best known characters. He
here almost 50 years and few men of the entire countryside were better
than he.For years he resided on a farm northeast of town, but of
has lived in town.Reid always took an unusual interest in whatever
to do.Livestock used to be his hobby and lately he was interested in
of trees and shrubs.He was an enthusiastic radio fan and picked up
the world news by the radio as well as through the daily papers.He
versed in politics and current topics and did not fear to express his
conditions as he saw them.
The following account was read at the funeral service:
John W. Reid, son of Lafayette and Amanda Reid, was born Sept. 4, 1859
Charleston, Lee County, Iowa and departed this life on Aug. 8, 1929
years, 11 months and 4 days.
On June 30, 1880 the deceased was united in marriage to Minnie V.
Heaton and to
this union were born two sons.Brother Reid leaves to mourn his
departure, his devoted wife and two sons, Walter Albin Reid of Downs,
Claude Alvin Reid of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three brothers and
sisters as follows: Edward, Rufus and William Reid of Concordia, Kan.
Herbert Hakes and Mrs. O.M. Bulla, both of Clyde, Kan. and five
Donald, Audrey Bulla, Ardith and Shirley Reid of Downs, Kan.
The Reids came to Portis about 1885 and remained ever since in and
Portis.On Dec. 16, 1916, Brother Reid, with his wife, was baptized
received into the First Brethren Church of Portis, Kan., by Rev. A.E.
Brother Reid has always taken a lively interest in the church of his
until the time of his departure.
The deceased was well known in this community as a farmer and stock
until a few years ago when he retired from the farm and has since
Portis.Brother Reid took a lively interest in religious things,
world affairs up until the very day of his death.His sons both say
the people he was a good dad.He loved his sons as well as they loved
Brother Reid lived an honest, upright life, was a good and thoughtful
and loved his home above everything else.
The funeral service was held on Sat. afternoon at two-thirty at the
Church and was in charge of the pastor, Rev. S. Lowman, who was
Rev. O.N. Wiles of the Portis Methodist Church.A large congregation
attended the last rites.Burial was made at the Fairview Cemetary
Portis.There were many beautiful flowers.