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Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« on: Monday 05 August 13 14:00 BST (UK) »
Hi I am looking for an image of Immigration request (Declaration of Intention) or any other documents relating to

Alfred John Reeves b 1892 Cam, Dursley England.
I have some info that says his Citizenship was on 20th May 1918 in Montgomery Alabama.

His wife was a Mary T (surname not yet know) - she was born in Akron, Ohio (1898)
They married abt 1920

They lived at 825 (Amherst ??)Street Akron, Ohio

I have them incoming to USA in Apr 1921 from England, this was probably not the first time that they came to USA as they were already married.

Not sure if they married in England or USA yet.

Any images or references relating to them would be wonderful,

Alfred is a brother of Ernest Reeves, who I know worked at the GYTR factory in Akron.

I suspect Alfred was in Akron for the same reason, and that is where he met Mary..

I am trying to put together how this group of my Reeves Family went from Gloucestershire to USA

Thank you for all help and information in advance

Colin

Reeves - Bagendon,Daglingworth,North Cerney Gloucs
Shurmer - Latton, Wiltshire
Sheppard - Bibury,Hatherop, Quenington,Gloucs
Uzzell - Blunsdon, Wiltshire
Mustoe, Siddington, Gloucs
Dance, Berkshire
Durham - Kempsford Gloucs, Highworth, Hannington - Wiltshire

Colin

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 August 13 14:39 BST (UK) »
This appears to have his obituary:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25370915

He shows up in a list of Ohio military men, which says he was born Dursley, England and enlisted 3 Jun. 1917.

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 August 13 14:46 BST (UK) »
A marriage record shows Alfred J. Reeves and Mary Lipps marrying on 12 Aug 1920 in Summit Co., Ohio.  Mary's address was 825 Amherst St.

His petition for naturalization said that he sailed from Liverpool on 20 May 1913 and entered the US by train from Montreal on 30 May 1913.  He was naturalized as a soldier.

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 August 13 17:44 BST (UK) »
shellyesq

Thank you for this wonderful information, is it possible to view these documents online?

I am now interested about him being naturalized as a soldier in 1913

This was before the outbreak of WW1 in Europe. Can we assume he was in the British Army in 1913?

His obituary is very useful as it completes his family for me, do we know when he moved away from Ohio,

I have also now found a Date and place of death for Mary?

Thank you again

Colin
Reeves - Bagendon,Daglingworth,North Cerney Gloucs
Shurmer - Latton, Wiltshire
Sheppard - Bibury,Hatherop, Quenington,Gloucs
Uzzell - Blunsdon, Wiltshire
Mustoe, Siddington, Gloucs
Dance, Berkshire
Durham - Kempsford Gloucs, Highworth, Hannington - Wiltshire

Colin

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 August 13 18:12 BST (UK) »
No, he wasn't naturalized in 1913 - that's when he entered the US, according to his petition for naturalization from 1918. 

The naturalization documents are only available online on subscription websites.  You can see links here:  http://www.germanroots.com/naturalization.html

The obituary says he moved to Florida from Akron 7 years before his death.

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 August 13 19:05 BST (UK) »
I have some info that says his Citizenship was on 20th May 1918 in Montgomery Alabama.

Place of residence Camp Sheridan. Petition filed 9 th May 1918  - Entered US Army 5 th August 1917 and still in service - Petition is dated 21 st May 1918

Obit Mary T Reeves - Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) - May 18, 1990  -  Mary T. Reeves Mary T. Reeves, 91, of Stuart, Fla., died Tuesday, May 15, at Charles the First Nursing Home in Normandy, Mo.Born in Canal Fulton, she had been a resident of Stuart for 12 years, coming from Akron. She was the former president of the National Council of Catholic Women in Akron, a past volunteer at Veterans Hospital in Brecksville, and a member of St. Christopher Church in Hobe Sound, Florida etc etc (remainder pay per view)

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives

Sister Mabel was also in Akron in 1930 with her husband Theodore Higgins and son Stanley Daniel Higgins (1925 - 2006)

1930 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ZW-9KV

1940 the family were living Massillon Road 241, Green, Summit, Ohio.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWG3-8ZN

Mabel born 1887 died Massillon Community Hospital, 18 Oct 1977 - aged 90 years. Widowed.
Certificate 076992 - Last Residence 44614  Canal Fulton, Stark, Ohio.

FIND A GRAVE

Burial Greenlawn Cemetery Uniontown (Stark County) Stark County Ohio.
Plot: Section 3 Row 29

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Husband Theodore Higgins - 1889 - 1950

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Son Stanley D. Higgins born 1925 died 7 Jul 2006. Obituary date 8 Jul 2006 The Daily Record Wooster, Ohio.
Obituary - Stanley was born in Barberton, Ohio and had been a lifelong resident of the area.
He was a self-employed farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Elliott Lodge, No. 514, F.&A.M., Canal Fulton for more than 50 years and Advent Lutheran Church, Uniontown. (Names daughters) etc etc.,

Also Burial Greenlawn Cemetery Uniontown (Stark County) Stark County Ohio.
Plot: Section 3 Row 29

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Newslibrary shows part of an obituary (pay per view for the remainder) for Arthur Charles Paul Reeves (8 August 1921 - 4 th October 2009) - son of Arthur John Reeves and Mary Lipp.

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives

FIND A GRAVE - Arthur C Reeves.

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery  Rittman Medina County Ohio.
Plot: Section 11 Plot 2970

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2 nd wife of Arthur Charles Paul Reeves  - Lora Jean Harmon/Reeves -  Born 2 Dec 1933 Died 20 Jan 2010 - Last Residence 44319  Akron, Summit, Ohio.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.
Marriage Date :- 24 April 1965 Summit Ohio. Arthur was self employed and divorced at this date.  Date of decree :- 5th August 1963. (Had two children with previous wife)
Lora had been married previously and was divorced. Decree date Nov 10th 1959. Had two children with previous husband. Father was Donald White and mother Melba Ketcher


Obits -   Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - January 22, 2010 and Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - January 23, 2010

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives

http://www.tributes.com/show/Lora-Jean-Reeves-87657838

 
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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 August 13 20:54 BST (UK) »
The passport application for Alfred John Reeves born 31 Jan 1887 England and aged 33 years, was made on 26 Jul 1920.
Father listed as Daniel. Passport has photograph of Alfred and Mary. Passport was for Alfred and his wife Mary. Immigrated to the USA about May 20th 1913 and has resided for 7 years uninterruptedly. Became a naturalized citizen Montgomery Alabama. In France 1917 to March 1919. Now resides in Ohio, occupation carpenter. Intends to visit parents in England, leaving New York on the Adriatic August 14 th 1920. Oath of allegiance 17 July 1920 - fee received July 20th 1920.

Description of Applicant

Aged 28 years. 5 ft 10 1/2 inches. High Forehead and Grey hair. Nose:- Grecian. Mouth :- Large  Chijn:- Pointed. Hair brown and complexion fair.  Face :- Oval.  Scar on forehead.

The Clemmer & Johnson Co
General contractors
Metropolitan Buildings,
Akron. Ohio

To Whom It May Concern,

Alfred J Reeves has been in our employ for the last 3 months as a carpenter and is a capable mechanic and find him honourable and trustworthy

Signature (looks like) M F McMullin
Supt of Construction.


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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 August 13 06:20 BST (UK) »
Sandra

Thank you so much for all of this wonderful information..

I now have an understanding of how the family established in Akron

Would be great to see the passport photograph of Alfred and Mary

I am hoping to find some information on Alfreds WW1 Story, in France. and hopefully find some of the ship passenger list images.


Thank you so much
Reeves - Bagendon,Daglingworth,North Cerney Gloucs
Shurmer - Latton, Wiltshire
Sheppard - Bibury,Hatherop, Quenington,Gloucs
Uzzell - Blunsdon, Wiltshire
Mustoe, Siddington, Gloucs
Dance, Berkshire
Durham - Kempsford Gloucs, Highworth, Hannington - Wiltshire

Colin

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Re: Citizenship Request Alfred John Reeves
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 March 16 01:51 GMT (UK) »
Colin,   My name is Celia Mary Reeves McKinney; third child of five of Alfred John and Mary Lipps Reeves.  I have been intrigued and interested in your search for information regarding my father.
Perhaps I can fill in some of the blanks concerning his life in the USA.  My understanding of his military service is that he originally signed up in Cleveland, Ohio in the US Army with other friends of
British heritage.   He worked in a rubber factory in Akron, Ohio, but found that work too confining and became a carpenter.  He was a building contractor during the years of raising his family, and was owner and ran Reeves Lumber Company, Copley Road, Akron, Ohio until his retirement when he handed the business to his son, Arthur.  He remained semi-active in the company for several more years until moving to Stuart, Florida in 1978.  I would be happy to share any information still available to my three sisters and me if you would care to exchange email addresses.  Best wishes.