Le Roy Hudson REED was educated in the common schools and was reared amid the refining influences of a good Christian home, so that the seeds of honorable manhood were early planted in his mind through the training and teaching which he received under the parental roof. On the 7th of August, 1866, he wedded Miss Sarah F. BRITTON, who was born in Mason county, Illinois, May 20, 1816. She was one of the eleven children of Deacon Andrew and Eunice (BENJAMIN) BRITTON. Her mother was from Allegany county, New York, and her father came to Bureau county from mason County, Illinois, in 1850, accompanied by his family. He lived upon his farm until 1872, when he retired from active business life and took up his abode in Bradford. Both he and his wife have now passed away. Unto Mr. and Mrs. REED were born eight children, six daughters and two sons, all of whom are yet living. Adda E. married John M. CHRISTMAN, a farmer and stockman living in Nevada, Iowa, and has one daughter. Stella is the wife of Baxter SHARP, a dentist of Mendota, Illinois, and has three sons. Cora Etta is the wife of George SMITH, a farmer of Marshall county, Illinois, and they have one son and one daughter. Sarah Grace, Dorlesque J., M. Viola and Frank B. are all at home; and Clark L., the youngest of the family, is attending college at Ames, Iowa. There is also an adopted son, Christopher KING, who studied law in Chicago and has now practiced his profession for seven or eight yeas with offices in the New York Life Building in Chicago. Before taking up the profession of the law he taught school for several years and he is a young man of strong intellectual force and ability. He married Lottie DUTTON, of Chicago, September 15, 1906.
Extracted 06 Jun 2011 by Norma Hass from 1906 Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois