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Children of Maynard and Ada Reese

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

Maynard Washington Reese and Ada Rebecca Temple had ten known children as follows:

  1. Edith Reese, born 23 Apr 1902 in North Mountain, Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1992. She married 1st to Frederick Large, before 1930, a marriage that ended in divorce. Edith married 2nd to William “Billy” Grant, after 1940. Billy was born 21 Feb 1890 and died 21 Mar 1989. See photo in collage below.

  2. Martha Leona Reese, born 18 Nov 1903 in North Mt. Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, who married Leo Carr (1897-1960) and had three children: George, Betty and Albert, who married Jane and gave Martha two grandchildren: Brenda and Gary. Martha died on the 9th of May, 1940, in Portland Point, Lansing, Tompkins County, New York and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Scipioville, Cayuga County, New York. Her funeral announcement in the Union Springs Advertiser 16 May 1940 reads: “Funeral of Mrs. Leo Carr – Funeral service for Mrs. Martha Reese Carr, 36, of Portland Point were held at 421 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, Monday and interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Scipioville. Mrs. Carr, whose death occurred Thursday morning was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Reese of Aurora, who survives her. Surviving also are her husband, Leo A. Carr; two sons, Albert and George; a daughter, Betty, three sisters, Mrs. Edith Large, Mrs. Enna Griswold, and Mrs. Alberta Weidenhamer; and four brothers, Ernest, Lloyd, Kenneth and Leo Reese. The bearers were George Allen, Ellis Griswold, L.F. Houghton, C.H. Minturn, James Morse, F.E. Weidenhamer.”

  3. Raymond L. Reese, born 1906 in Pennsylvania and ended his life on the 27th of June, 1938. He was married at the time of his death according to the 30 June 1938 edition of the Union Springs Advertiser: “Funeral of Raymond Reese – Funeral services for Raymond L. Reese, 32, of Ithaca, we held Wednesday at Gilbert’s Undertaking Rooms in that city, with interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, this village. Mr. Reese is survived by his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Reese of Aurora, and by several brothers and sisters.”

  4. Ernest Pat Reese, born on 3 Jul 1908 in Pennsylvania and was living in Davidson, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania at the age of 1 year and 8 months when the census was taken in May of 1910. He married Ida Terry and they had one known son, Carl Reese. A daughter named Patty was later born from Ernest’s relationship with Jenny Temple. Ernest died on the 1st of April, 1975. Shakelton Funeral Home of Aurora, New York performed the funeral service.

  5. Lloyd John Reese (1911-2005) Shown here with his mother, Ada.

  6. Ann Gertrude Reese, born 9 Sep 1912 or 1913 in New York and died on 22 Oct 1998. She married Ellis Griswold (1901-1972). See photo collage below. A death is mentioned in the Union Springs News on 11 Dec 1947 as follows: “Card of Thanks - A wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for their sympathy and floral tributes and offers of sharing our recent bereavement. Mr & Mrs. Ellis Griswold. Mrs. Ada Reese and Family.”

  7. Alberta Elizabeth Reese, born on 17 Nov 1915 in New York, and married Ed Weidenhanmer in Scipioville Parish, Scipioville, New York, and their daughter, Beverly married Rick Heffernan and they had four children including Barbara, Rita, Billy, and Bobby.

  8. Kenneth P. Reese, born in 1917 in New York, who married Marcella Hill and died 3 Oct 1979 at the age of 71. Marcella was born 1912 and died in 1983. They are buried in Union Springs in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. A photo of a man believed to be Kenneth is shown in the collage below.

  9. Leo Handford Reese, born Apr 1921 in New York, married Josephine “Josie” Anthony, daughter of Claire and Isabell Anthony, and died 21 Jul 1999. Josie was born in 1917 and died in 1994. The couple rests together at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Aurora, Cayuga, New York. Their photo can be seen in the collage below.

  10. Harold E. Reese, born on 3 Sep 1924 in Aurora, New York, who died on 1 Feb 1931, at the young age of only 6 years. The family mourned Harold for many years. His grave is shown in the collage below.


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