Biography of A. H. Reed
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





A. H. REED,* an enterprising farmer and highly respected citizen of Lawrence township, Clearfield County, Pa., resides on the old Reed homestead, which consists of 175 acres, and was born here in May, 1866, a son of Alexander and Isabelle (Clyde) Reed.

Amos Alexander Reed was born in 1824 at Wolfe Run, Lawrence township, Clearfield County, Pa., and obtained his education in the common schools of Lawrence township. After his marriage he resided some time in Goshen township, but subsequently removed to Lawrence township, where he followed lumbering and operated a farm of 240 acres. During the last five years of his life he lived in retirement at ClearfIeld, Pa., where he died at the age of 74 years. His wife died two years previously at the age of 73 years, and both were buried in the Goshen Cemetery. They were members of the Presbyterian Church, and he was politically a stanch Democrat. Amos A. Reed was united in marriage with Isabelle Clyde, a daughter of Ex-Associate Judge Clyde of Clearfield County, Pa., and their union resulted in the following issue: Mrs. M. J. Owens of Lawrence township; J. Mansfield, of Lawrence township; Belle, a resident of WilkesBarre, Pa.; S. C. of Lawrence township; Rachel, a physician, now in Japan; A. H., the subject of this record; and Amos, who died aged 12 years.

A. H. Reed was reared in Lawrence township, and obtained his education in the common schools of the township and at Clearfield. He then engaged in the lumber business and built and operated a saw mill on Lick Run for some time. He subsequently sold the saw mill and located at Clearfield, Pa., where he resided about eighteen months, when he removed to the old home farm in Lawrence township. The farm consists of 175 acres, of which 25 acres are located in Goshen township, and in 1889 he fitted the house throughout with hot water heat, and also installed a bath. Mr. Reed is politically a Democrat, and is at present writing candidate for Representative from Clearfield County, and has served as tax collector and several times as Committeeman at the Democratic conventions. Mr. Reed is a member of the M. B. Church, of which he has served in all the offices, and was for some time county Deputy of the Grange of this County.

In 1891 Mr. Reed was joined in marriage with Nettie Price, who is a daughter of Lorenzo Price, formerly a resident of Pike township, but later of Curwensville, Pa., and their union resulted in the following issue: Clarke; Bernice; Bruce; Margaret; Bigler and Augusta.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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