About Jesse Reed
Uncle Jesse died before I was born and before the family moved from Pennsylvania to Elmira. When the family lived in the Tower City, PA area, his father set him up in the bar business, which in the end was his downfall. In the words of his brother, Beldon, "Jess died of alcoholic poisoning." Also from his brother, Beldon, "Jess swung both ways; he liked to be with older men. We tried to keep him from doing it, but he did it anyway." His wife, Golda committed suicide. They had no children.