Biography of Lucius E. Reese

Reese, Lucius E., was born near Evans Mills, October 16, 1848, son of Martin (born in Herkimer county in 1813) and Amy S. (Paul) Reese (daughter of John Paul and born in Herkimer county June 19, 1816). Lucius E. had brothers and sisters as follows: Wellington W., married Lydia Hamlin of Theresa, N. Y., and now resides in Detroit, Mich.; Ezra G., died at the age of twenty one; Elizabeth C., died in infancy; Evelin P., married Jane A. Timerman and is a farmer in Pamelia, N. Y.; William H , married Maria Timerman and is a farmer and dealer in Evans Mills, N. Y.; James E., was shot and died in the army in 1863; Emogene, married Henry Cable of Watertown, N. Y. ; Lucius E.; Martha &, married Taylor Carpenter (butcher), of Watertown, N. Y. ; Martin H., married Martha Lingenfelter, Watertown, N. Y.; Milton C., died aged three years; John A. (butcher), married Emma McCrea, Watertown, N. Y.; Elva E., married Webster Murphy (farmer), Philadelphia, N. Y. Lucius E. Reese was a farmer boy up to the age of twenty-two, when be went to the city of Watertown to work for Sheldon Webb, a butcher; later for.D. S. Robbins who kept ,a meat market. He married Jane M, Wheeler on July 1, 1881; she was born in Harrisburg, N. Y., March 2, 1850, a daughter of Edward and Margaret (Dunlap) Wheeler, able farmers of that town. He then bought out a meat market on the corner where the Flower block now stands, and has been engaged in the meat and vegetable business ever since in Watertown. At the present time he is keeping the finest market in northern New York, located in the American block, Watertown, having in his employ six men and keeping six delivery horses. Mr. and Mrs. Reese have no children.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898


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