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Clarence Gilman REED


Birth:   23 May 1844   Sandy Cove, Digby Co., Nova Scotia

Death:  06 August 1906   30 Forest St, Somerville, Massachusetts (62 yrs 2 months 14 days) See copy of death certificate below.

Burial:  Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Massachusetts

Father:  William Bradford REED (1809-1895)

Mother:   Mary Havilah MOREHOUSE (1819-1905)

Spouse 1:    Sarah Tooker Alden (who died without issue)

Birth:   1849


Father:    William Alden

Mother:    Sarah

Marriage:  31 Jan 1871  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

REED-ALDEN Marriage Record
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Spouse 2:    Emma Ritchie FOSTER 62

Birth:   8 Dec 1849   Saint John, New Brunswick

Death:   abt 1920   Camrose, Alberta

Father:   Seth Robinson FOSTER (1819-1887)

Mother:    Elizabeth Ann WAID  (1817-~1911)

Marriage:  5  Oct  1876


Edwin Clarence (Aug 17, 1877 in Cambridge, Mass)

William Granville (Dec 30, 1879, Somerville, Mass  - Feb 15, 1900)

Alice Myrtle (Nov 22, 1881, Somerville, Mass - Aug 17, 1883)

Carlton Holbrook (Sept 28, 1885, Somerville, Mass - Sept 28, 1886)

Thornton Endicutt [sic] (Dec 7, 1886, Somerville, Mass - )

Beulah Foster (1889-1948)

Mabel McIntire (Sept 15 1890, Somerville, Mass - ~1908)

Morton Holbrook (Dec 10, 1891 - )

Alice Havilah (March 1893 - May 1893)


NOTE:  There is "talk" about him having wives and children after Emma but evidence has not yet substantiated those comments.

Pictured above and below is the house at Humarock Beach, Massachusetts built by Clarence Reed.  Below daughter Beulah is second from left in back row.
Death Certificate for Clarence Gilman Reed
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1870 US Census - Masachusetts
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1880 USA CENSUS - Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
CLARENCE REED  Self   M   Male   W   36   NOVA SCOTIA   Plasterer   ME   N.S. 
EMMA REED  Wife   M   Female   W   30   NEW BRUNSWICK   Keeping House   MA   N.B. 
RUTH WADE  GMothL   W   Female   W   83   MA      MA   MA 

Notes for Clarence Reed

  • On the Copy of record for the birth of son Morton Holbrook and on the 1881 Canada Census (see below), Clarence's occupation is "plasterer".  
  • The "Admitted On Trial" Wesleyan Methodist Society card (pictured right) was issued in from Annapolis, Nova Scotia July 19th 1863 (he was 19 years old).
  • 1880 US census has Clarence, at the age of 36, living in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts with his wife Emma age 30, son Edwin C. Reed age 2, son William G. Reed age 5 months and Grandmother Ruth Wade age 83.  It tells that Clarence's occupation is that of plasterer, his birthplace was Nova Scotia, his father's birthplace Massachusetts and his mother's birthplace, Nova Scotia.
  • Clarence became a Naturalized US citizen September 13, 1869  
1900 US Census for Reed Family of Somerville, Mass.  - CLICK TO VIEW FULL PAGE

Census:  Family History Library Film 1254546, NA film # T9-0546, Page 424B

Marriage to Sarah Alden:  Family History Library, Source Film 2108898; Indexing Project I08433-2; System Origin Massachusetts  EASy

Death certificate from Family Search online documents - volume pg certificate #347; film # 2258478; digital folder number 4283007; Image number 00536

Family notes and letters.

Edwin C. Reed's "Genealogy and History of the Ancestry of Edwin C. Reed where within he notes " obtained from old records, from previous histories and personal recollections.  On the whole, however, the records herein may be taken as accurate."  and "For much of the information ... I am greatly indebted to the "History of the Reed Family" by Jacob Whittemore Reed published in 1861." 





Click on Copy of Birth Record for son Morton Holbrook Foster for larger image.