Dos Palos Star [Dos Palos, CA.]
Friday, Jan. 29, 1937


Death Comes in Merced Saturday;
Interment in Dos Palos Cemetery

Edward Samuel Reed, well known Dos Palos rancher, was laid to his final rest in the Dos Palos cemetery Monday following his death Saturday in a Merced hospital.

Reed, who was one of the leading ranchers of this district, had lived here for the past 16 years. He was a native of Colton, and was 53 years old at the time of his death.

Many of his friends paid last homage to the man at the funeral services held from the Methodist church with Rev. O. L. Russell, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers for Reed were some of the leading men of the area, of whom he was an intimate friend. They were B. J. Christian, C. A. Bidler, John Vaught, J. S. Miller, Homer R. Brown, and J. D. Gale.

Reed was well known in California Farm Bureau circles, and was one of the leading men in putting into action new methods.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie Reed, three sons, Bill David Reed, Richard Wade Reed and Dewayne Leland Reed, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Watson, all of Dos Palos.

A brother, William M. Reed, survives at Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Lloid and Mrs. W. F. Sharp, are left at Colton.

The funeral was under the direction of the Welch and Griffin parlor of Merced.

Transcribed by Alma Stone