Person Sheet

Name Rebecca Reeves
Birth 8 Oct 1854, West Point, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
Death 4 Nov 1943, Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois24
Burial Maple Grove Cemetary, Milford, Illinois
Father William Reeves (1802-1888)
Mother Rebecca Wells (~1814-1888)
1 Asa John Harness
Birth 6 Feb 1847, Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois
Death 2 Jul 1914, Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois25
Burial Maple Grove Cemetary, Milford, Illinois
Birth 8 Feb 1847, Iroquios Co., IL
Death 30 Jun 1914, Milford, Iroquis Co., IL
Father Michael Harness (1813-1884)
Mother Sarah Thomas (1817-)
Marriage 25 Sep 1870, Iroquios Co., Illinois
Children Alice May/Alice (1871-1979)
Sarah Ellen (1873-1924)
Rosetta (1875-1921)
Phoebe Ann/Phoebe (1877-)
Vilinda (1880-1972)
Jeanette (1882-1915)
James Alonzo (1885-1959)
Charles William (1887-1958)
Anna (1879-1925)
Clarence Leroy (1889-1939)
Notes for Rebecca Reeves
Census 1860 Wayne Township, Tippecanoe Co., IN
84 85 William Reeves 57 M Farmer 700 Ohio
Rebecca 42 F Ohio
Nathan 27 M 300 Ohio
James 18 M Ohio
Phebe 17 F Ohio
Nancy J. 14 F Indiana
Eleanor 11 F Indiana
Melinda 10 F Indiana
Jarvis 8 M Indiana
Rebecca 5 F Indiana
William 2 M Indiana

Census 1880 Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois
181 191 Harness, John WM 29 Farmer Illinois Ohio Ohio
182 192 Harness, Ben J. WM 24 Farmer Illinois Ohio Ohio
Florence WF 20 keeping house Indiana Ind Ind
183 193 Reeves, Jarvis WM 27 Farmer Indiana Ind Ind
Ellen WF 26 wife keeping Illinois Ohio Ohio
Jasper WM 9 son Illinois Ind Ill
Nora WF 3 daughter Illinois Ind Ill
184 194 Harness, Asa WM 33 Farmer Illinois Ohio Ohio
Rebecca WF 24 wife keeping house Indiana Ohio Ohio
Alice WF 9 daughter Illinois Ill Ind
Sarah WF 7 daughter Illinois Ill Ind
Rose WF 5 daughter Illinois Ill Ind
Phoeba WF 3 daughter Illinois Ill Ind

Census 1900 Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois
1 1 Harness, Asa head WM Feb 1847 57 M 29 Illinois Ohio Ohio Farmer 0 yes yes yes OMF1
Rebecca wife WF Oct 1854 45 M 29 9 9 Indiana Ohio Ohio yes yes yes
Milinda daughter WF Oct 1881 18 S Illinois Illinois Indiana yes yes yes
Jenet daguther WF Mar 1882 18 S Illinois Illinois Indiana yes yes yes
James A son WM June 1885 14 S Illinois Illinois Indiana at school 6 yes yes yes
C. William son WM Feb 1887 13 S Illinois Illinois Indiana at school 7 yes yes yes
Ray son WM May 1889 11 S Illinois Illinois Indiana at school 4 yes yes yes
Frank G son WM Jan 1892 8 S Illinois Indiana Illinois

Census 1910 Milford, Iroquios Co., Illinois
50 50 Harness Asa head MW 63 M 40 Illinois Ohio Ohio English own income yes yes OFH
Rebecca wife FW 55 M 40 9 9 Indiana Ohio Ohio English none yes yes
James A son MW 24 S Illinois Illinois Indiana English clerk general store W no yes yes 73X
Frank grandson MW 18 S Illinois Illinois Illinois English labor Farm hand W yes yes yes

Census 1920 Milford, Iroquois Co., Illinois
100 165 166 Harness Asa head OF MW 67 M no no Illinois Ohio Illinois yes none
Rebecca wife FW 66 M yes yes Indiana Ohio Ohio yes none

Census 1930 Milford, Iroquois Co., Illinois
38 244 Harness, Rebecca head O 2500 no FW 75 wd no Indiana Ohio Ohio 60 yes none
Louisa gr.Daughter FW 9 7/12 s yes Minnesota Illinois Illinois 64 yes none

Mrs. Rebecca Harness summoned by death
Funeral for aged resident held at Weyand Funeral Home Sunday Afternoon
The Milford community this week mourns the passing of one of its oldest and most beloved residents, Mrs. Rebecca Harness. She passed away at her home on Lyle street about five o'clock Wednesday evening last week. Mrs. Harness had reached the the advanced age of eighty-nine years having celebrated her anniversary on October 8th. She had remained quite alert, mentally and physically, until recent months when she suffered a sharp delcine in healsth. incident to old age. Mrs. Harness was the last surviving charter member of the Milford Royal Neighbor lodge. A host of relatives and friends gathered at teh Weyand Funeral Homes Sudany afternoon at two o'clock to pay last respects to the memory of Mrs. Harness. Rev. R.H. Muelder, pastor of the Methodist church, delivered the funeral sermon. "Going Down the Valley" and "Beyond the Sunset" were sung by Mrs. Paul R. Laird. Mrs. Waneta Osborn was the pianist. Grandsons of Mrs. Harness served as pallberers, They were Col. Kenneth Harness, Cpl. Alonzo Harness, Pfc. Paul Frame, Clarence Harness, Harold Parro and S.2c Aubrey Justice. Interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery. The following obituary was read at the service: Mrs. Rebecca harness, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reeves, was born on October 8 1854 at West Point, Indiana. She passed away on November 10, 1943, at her home in Milford at the age of 89 years, one month and two days. She was united in marriage with Asa Harness on September 25, 1871. Her husband preceded her in death in 1914. She leaves two sons, James Alonzo of Golden, Colorado and Charles William of Milford; a duaghter, Mrs. Linnie Hammond of Portsmouth, Ohio; twenty grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Of these, six grandsons are in the service of their country. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son and five daughters. Mrs. Harness was a pioneer member of the Milford Christian Church having assisted in the laying of the corner stone of the present church edifice. Her devotion to her family and her church her friendly spirit and her neighborliness endeared her to family, relatives and many friend and neighbors. Haiving lived in this community over seventy-five years, Mrs. Harness experienced the many changes which come within such a long span of life. With the family many friends and kind neighbores mourn her passing. Following are those from a distance attending the funeral service. Mrs. M.A. Hammond and Mrs. Clara Hammond of Portsmouth, Ohio; Alonzo Harness, Kenneth Harness and Paul Frame, serving with the Army. Mrs. Frank Tarman of Zionsville, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchel, Mrs. Elsworth Stover, Mrs. Ed Johnson, Mrs. George Doyle, Mrs. Ray Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Stehen A. Riley of LaFayette, Indiana, Mrs. and Mrs. Winnie Williams and children of Rensselaer, Indiana, Mrs. Emma Seward and son Samuel of Newman, Mr. and Mrs. Parro, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boyce and Mrs. Irvin Rhynas of Watseka; Harold Parro and Aubrey Justice of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Clint Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Oris Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mattox, Mrs. Lillie Doyle, Mrs. Clara Brown, Mrs. Ed Johnson of LaFayette, Indiana; Laura Wolford of West Point Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs. Elsworth Stover of Jackson Heights, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Riley of Veedersburg, Indiana and Frank Tarman of Zionsville, Indiana.
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