DEATH CLAIMS EX-CHIEF
The Daily Telegram., July 28, 1906
George J. Reed died at the home of his mother at 540 West Pike street at the noon hour Saturday, after a lingering illness of consumption. He had been confined to his home three months or more and his condition the past several days was grave. While his death was unexpected, yet the news came as a sad blow to many residents of the city.
Mr. Reed was a son of James W. Reed, now deceased, and his mother is Mrs. Sarah Reed. His father for many years was a clerk for Col. Thomas S. Spates. The other members of the family were Lloyd Reed, ex-postmaster now deceased ; David Reed, now dead ; another son and brother dead, Miss Ida V. Reed and Mrs. Mary Higgins, of Martins Ferry, Ohio.
The deceased was chief of police of Clarksburg under Mayor O. Q. Owens in 1896, and served at various times before that on the police force. For a number of years and the most of his life he was in the employ of R. T. Lowndes in various positions of trust, and enjoyed the implicit confidence of his employer. Later he was a clerk at at the Wallis grocery store. He had a great many friends and was a very companionable gentleman.
Mr.. Reed was about 42 years of age. The funeral arrangements were not completed at press hour Saturday afternoon.
The Daily Telegram., July 30, 1906
The funeral of George J. Reed took place from his mother’s residence on West Pike street at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. J. F. Plummer, of the Episcopal Church.
The Knights of Pythias were in charge and the pall bearers were C. M. Ernst, B. F. Robinison, T. J. Lynch, Mark Koblegard, F. B. Haymaker and Dr. W. A. Fletcher. Interment was in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.