5/1897 - 8/1933

August, 1933

CCC Enrolee Is Killed
In Fall Beneath Train

Charles Wesley Reed, only son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Reed, was killed when he fell beneath a train sometime Saturday night, Aug. 5, as he was returning to the Citizens Conservation Camp at Canyon after a short visit with his wife and baby and his parents.

Reed left Dublin for the camp Saturday morning and had gotten as far as Bowie. It is supposed the accident which costs him his life happened Saturday night as he had been dead several hours when found by a train crew late Sunday morning. The body was badly crushed and mangled. Identification was made through papers found in the clothes and the family notified Sunday night.

Upon receiving news of his son's death, Mr. Reed, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Hailey, left Monday morning for Bowie, near where the accident occurred and to which town the remains where taken. Following arrangements the body was returned to Dublin, Roy McCune, a brother-in-law of the deceased, accompanying.

Funeral services were held at the family residence at four p.m., Tuesday, conducted by Rev. J.M.Bradford of the Baptist church. Interment was at the Old Dublin Cemetery where the Harry Powell Legion Post had charge, the flag draped coffin being presented to the wife of the deceased.

Charles was born at Camp San Saba, May 17, 1897 and was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P.R. Reed who have lived here many years. He lived here most of his life and attended school here. When the World War came he enlisted and served throughout the war, returning home with an honorable discharge. In May, 1932, he was united in marriage to Miss. Pauline Maxwell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Maxwell. To this union a daughter (Lola Blanche Reed) was born , now about seven months old. Besides his wife and baby, he is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Oscar Hailey, and several nieces and nephews, and a lot of other relatives and friends.

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