Keron Blanche Reese (Townsend) (1858 - 1944)

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Place of Burial: Weimar, Colorado, TX, USA
Birthplace: Colorado, TX, USA
Death: Died in Columbus, Colorado, TX, USA
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About Keron Blanche Reese (Townsend)

Reese, Keron Blanche (Townsend)

Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Sam Reese, 86, at her home, Monday. Dr. Melvin Edison of the Luling Baptist Church, officiating at the home and at the Weimar Cemetery where she was buried by her husband, her sons, and a great grandson, Clarence Howard, Jr.

Mrs. Reese was born Keron Blanche Townsend on August 4, 1858, a daughter of Spencer Burton Townsend and Louise Dillard Townsend, both pioneers of English descent. Her father was one of the early Indian fighters and was later a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto where he lost the small finger of his right hand. Mr. and Mrs. Townsend were married in a fort in pioneer times.

On September 1, 1876, a romance of early youth culminated in the marriage of "Keetie" B. Townsend and Samuel H. Reese", as the marriage certificate stated. The bride was 18 and the groom was 17 years of age. To their union was born Nuddie Ela, John Walter, Spencer Herbert, Keron Virginia and Lillian Estelle.

Mr. Reese died on March 16, 1899. He had been a Sheriff of Colorado County.

Mrs. Reese was a member of the Baptist Church for over forty years, and was a charter member of Shropshire Upton Chapter, UDC.

Among the surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Lessing of Schulenburg, Mrs. J. F. Johnston of Austin, and Miss Lillian E. Reese of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. N. A. Watts, New Orleans.

Colorado County Citizen, November 9, 1944

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Keron Reese's Timeline

August 4, 1858
Colorado, TX, USA
September 2, 1877
Age 19
Oakland, Colorado, TX, USA
June 3, 1879
Age 20
Oakland, Colorado, TX, USA
November 27, 1880
Age 22
Oakland, Colorado, TX, USA
November 13, 1944
Age 86
Columbus, Colorado, TX, USA
Weimar, Colorado, TX, USA