In memory of Lloyd John Reese, my Maternal Great-Grandfather on the REESE branch.
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Lloyd John Reese
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1911 Apr 21
Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania
1930 Apr 18
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York
2005 Jan 27
Cortland, Cortland, NY
Willow Glen Cemetery
Dryden, Tompkins, NY
Lloyd John Reese, better known as "John", was born on the 21st of April, 1911, in Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Maynard Reese and Ada Temple. Soon after his birth, his family moved to central New York, where he stayed throughout the remainder of his life. He married Mary Esther Harvey on the 18th of April, 1930, in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York. She was born on the 16th of March, 1910, in Newark Valley, Tioga County, New York, a daughter of Newman A. Harvey & Gertrude E. Shirley. After their children were grown, John and Mary divorced and lived in separate homes on the property they both owned on Main Street Extension in Freeville, New York. He spent his remaining days with his longtime partner, Helen (Cornelius) Robinson. He lived a long life, dying at the age of 93, on the 27th of January, 2005, in Cortland, New York. At least two of his forefathers fought in the American Revolution, and his grandfather fought in the Civil War.
Lloyd John Reese & Mary Esther Harvey were the parents of my ancestor,
Other known children:
- Lloyd Newman Reese, married first to Margaret Dickinson (1930-1954) in 1952 and together they had one daughter. He married 2nd to Antonetta Coco (1926-1961) in 1955 and together they had a son and a daughter. He married 3rd to Ernestine (Moore) Smith (1921-2006) in 1962, adding four step-children to his family and together they had one son. He married 4th to Iris Parker. She died on August 18, 2019.
- Harold M. Reese, born Aug. 28, 1932, married Phyllis J. Cole (1935-2012) on Sept. 5, 1953. Together they had four children. Harold died on August 16, 2019.
- Maryruth Ada Reese, married James L. Teeter (1939-2009) and together they had two children.
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