Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania – comprising a historical sketch of the county, by Samuel T. Wiley, together with more than five hundred biographical sketches of the prominent men and leading citizens of the county.
Benjanin Rees. For a half century the Rees family had been known in Mitchell County, Kansas. While largely agricultural, it had been otherwise connected but had always been numbered with the stable, reliable, progressive and law-abiding class. The leading representative at present, Benjamin Rees, a substantial farmer residing at Asherville, was born on the site of this village in 1869. He is a son of John and Nancy Bees, the former of whom is an honored retired resident of Barnard, Lincoln County, Kansas, and the latter of whom died there in 1906. John Rees was born in Wales and from
Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. A.F. Rees, the beloved wife of M.B. Rees, of Cove, Ore., passed away to her long rest, on Friday Morning, January 20th, 1899 at 2:20 a.m. Mrs. Rees, whose maiden name was Hall, was a native of Missouri having been born in that state February 10, 1841. In the year 1845, she crossed the plains with her parents, who settled in Marion Co., Ore. Here she grew up to womanhood, and meeting M.B. rees was married to him in 1856. They continued to reside in Marion co., until 1864 when they moved to the Grande
Life-Time Cove Resident Dies Cove (Special)- Mary Velina Rees, 71, died early this morning at her home in Cove after a long illness. Mrs. Rees was born in Cove, February 22,1872, and had been a resident of that city all of her life. On December 4, 1895, she was married to E. C. [Edward Canby] Rees. Thomas Jones, an early settler, was the father of Mrs. Rees. Survivors are her husband E. C. Rees of Cove; one sister Mrs. Sue Cates of Portland; a son Mack of Cove; a daughter-in-law Mrs. Della Rees of La Grande; and seven grandchildren. Funeral
M. B. Rees Called By Death Last Night; Aged 84 Years. Man Who Came To Oregon During The Fifties And Settled In The Grande Ronde In 1864, Succumbs Suddenly At Dove Last Night-Four Sons Will Gather At Funeral M. B. Rees-one of Union county’s staunchest citizens, and also one of its earliest pioneers- died shortly after 12 o’clock last night at his home in Cove. He went to bed last night feeling fit and fine, but at 11 o’clock he was heard to leave his bed. About midnight groaning was heard, and when his family went to his room they
Cove, Union County, Oregon Rees- Jan. 3, Sherman G. Rees, aged 77 years, beloved husband of Caddie [McDaniel] Rees, father of Dr. Sherman E. Rees, Portland; brother of Walter Rees, Medford, Or.; Harry, Beaverton, Or., and Tobe, Eastern Or.; grandfather of Thomas Rees. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 5, at 1 P. M., at the Chapel of the Portland Crematorium, SE 14th and Bybee. Deceased was member of Portland lodge No. 55. A. F. and A. M. Hennessey, Goetsch & McGee, Funeral Directors. Oregonian, Mon., Jan. 5, 1942, p. 11 Col. 7 Contributed by: Peggy Lovelace Contreras
McDONOUGH B. REES. – This is a brother of the well-known pioneer, W.H. Rees, of Marion county, and has in his own right earned a wide reputation as a man of unusual force of character and enterprise. He was born in Ohio in 1831, and came to Oregon in 1854. Much of his life on this coast has been devoted to prospecting and mining. As early as 1855 he was at the Pend d’Oreille mines, and in 1856 returned to the Willamette valley amid great dangers from the Indians. After farming a few years in the Willamette valley, he went