Obituary Norval Reeves
Norval Reeves who has been in failing health for some time passed away at the home of his daughter, in New Market, Iowa, at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 1931; at the age of 79 years, 1month and 25 days.
He was the son of Harrison and Maria Reeves; one of a family of six children. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death, leaving two sisters, Mrs. Ella Wilson, of Trenton, Neb., and Mrs. Anna Shore of New Market, Iowa.
Mr. Reeves was born in Brownville, Pa., June 7, 1852. In 1856 he moved to Illinois; in 1868 he came to Iowa and spent the remainder of his life in Page and Taylor counties.
Mr. Reeves was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders: a supporter of their departments of benevolent work and at all times worked for the best interests of the community where he spent so many years of his life.
We shall miss him, but in faith we trust Him who doeth all things well.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in New Market. The sermon was preached by the Rev. E. Osborn and Rev. L. M. Kirby assisted in the service. The interment was at Memory Cemetery.
Bedford Times Republican
Mr. Norval Reeves Died Last Sunday
Failed Fast in Last Few Days and End Came as Surprise
The death of Mr. Norval Reeves last Sunday morning came as a surprise to most of the citizens of New Market. He had appeared in his usual health until only a few days before his death and could be seen in his wheel chair most every day either in the yard of his daughter's home or at the Rice Oil Co. station, and no one suspected that the end was so near. Death was caused from a combination of disorders.
Mr. Reeves had been one of the prominent characters of New Market all his life. his early life was spent as a school teacher and he was considered one of the best in this part of the state. He became interested in politics and from then on he was either county or township committeeman for the Republican party. He served as county recorder for four years. It was said of him that he knew how every man in his township would vote and the leaders of the party always came to him for accurate information on any political matter. During the latter part of his life, Mr. Reeves conducted an insurance business and always enjoyed a large share of that business.