Sunday, August 27, 1939
The seventh annual Reedy reunion was held in the Macomb Armory on Sunday,
Aug. 27, 1939, with approximately two hundred and fifty members of the family
present. This reunion celebrated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the oath
of allegiance to King George II at Philadelphia, Pa., by the family's emigrant
ancestor, John Otto Reedy, and his son, Jacob Reedy on Aug. 27, 1739, upon their
arrival from Saxony.
Generations represented ranged from the sixth generation to the tenth
generation inclusive. Arthur Hickle of Kingstone, Ohio and Dr. Clifton Reedy
of Columbus, Ohio, had the honor of being the only representatives of the sixth generation present. The family tree includes two groups of eleventh generation
but none of the latter were present. All blood relatives present can trace direct
descent from Conrad Reedy of the third generation in America, and who served
in General Washington's Army during the American Revolution. The most numerous
branch represented were the descendents of Jacob Sierer Reedy of the fifth
generation who migrated to New Salem Township, McDonough county in 1856.
Principal addresses were made by Clifton Reedy of Columbus, Ohio,
Mrs. Nellie Hickle of Kingston, and John W. Reedy of Tulsa, Okla. Short talks
were made by E.H. McCalley, Q. Ray Reedy, and Fred C. McCalley of Macomb,
George Ernest Reedy of West Liberty, Iowa, Olive Fawcett Crosby of
St. Petersburg, Fla., Ola Mae Reedy and Herschel Reedy of Sullivan, Ill.,
and W.C. Lineback of St. Louis, Mo. Letters and telegrams of greeting were
read from members of the family in various states.
Many family heirlooms and relics were on display consisting of photographs,
Bibles, albums, rugs, guns, and a number of other items. A complete genealogical
chart of the family was the object of much interest.
The same staff of officers were re-elected to serve the family
association for the ensuing year-
Fred C. McCalley-President and historian
Q. Ray Reedy-Vice President
Mary Montgomery Shinberger-Secretary-Treasurer
Those registering were as follows:
Macomb - Mrs. Addie Reedy Ross, Q. Ray Reedy, Mrs. Mary W. Reedy, Miss Rhae
Reedy, Garland W. Reedy, Ma___th Reedy, Mr. and Mrs. A____ L. Leighty,
Miss Mable Leighty, Ellis E. Leighty, Fred C. McCalley, Miss Aldena E. McCalley,
Mr. and Mrs. Beverly Blacksone, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. McCalley, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
Nooner, Janet Rae Nooner, Mrs. Daisy Swango nooner, J. M. Nooner, John J. Nooner, Charles Turner, Mrs. Alena M. Reedy Lalicker, Mr. and Mrs. Otis G. Harland, Dorothy
Ann, Barbara Jean, Carol Lee Harland, Mr. and Mrs. John Porter, Misses Elizabeth M., Helen Rosalie, and Patricia Pauline Porter, Mrs. Ruth Crabb Jackson, Mrs. Howard Reedy, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Carrison, Miss Tacie Hall, Miss Lulu Hall, Mrs. Josephine Porter Swango, Mr. and Mrs. Olive Ringer Gilliland, Dustin Scudder, and L. B. Hanna.
Adair - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Reedy, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Montgomery, Ralph Danner,
Eva Mae Kehr, jame H. Shinberger, Mrs. Mary Montgomery Shinberger, Overn A. Shinberger, Orion J. Shinberger, Jack E. Shinberger, L. Gordon Shiberger, Mrs.
Lillie M. Haist, V.L., Haist, Mrs. Gretchen L. Haist Swedell, C.H. Swedell, Mrs.
Lucy Leighty Sinnett, William E. Sinnett, Miss SarahR. Leighty, Howard W. Wilt,
Mrs. Ruth McBride Wilt, and children, Robert Arvine, Betty Leigh, Richard Gene,
Wayne Travis, and Sarah Sue, Mrs. Stella Oldfield Wissler, Mr. and Mrs. Guy A.
Oldfield, Mrs. Goldie Oldfield Sauers, R.M. Sauers, Miss Perle Gaye Sauers, Ruth Larimore, Mrs. Lucinda M. Grim, Mrs. Mable Grim McCartney, Perry J. McCartney, Mrs. Hazel Grim Heaton, and Lee Heaton.
Table Grove - Glean Karl Reedy, Earl Eugene Reedy, Dean Edgar Reedy, Jane
Reedy, O.F. Johnson, Mrs. Vinnie Reedy Johnson, Harold Maxwell, Wayne C. Reedy,
Marvin L. Reedy, Mrs. Sarah Bohanan Reedy, Mrs. Eva A. Car____, Miss Nora Moore,
and John Hammond.
Peoria - Miss Medora Reedy Throckmorton, Mr. and Mrs. L. Earl Throckmorton, Miss L. Enid Throckmorton, Dana B. Throckmorton, Mrs. Mary Jane Hanson, Rodger Earl
Hanson, Warden F. Hansn, Burton S. Salter, Mrs. Edith Throckmorton Slater, Mrs. Laureita Salter Phelps, Leland A. Phelps.
Ipava - Mr. and Mrs. John L. Reedy, Miss Altha O. Reedy, Jesse Wileman,
Mrs. Cora Reedy Wileman.
Rock Island - Mr. and Mrs. William Riley Reedy, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence F. Reedy, Miss Geneva M. Reedy, Ray William Reedy, Mrs. Beatrice Reedy Romaine, William W. Romaine, Twila Gene Reedy, and Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Jacob Russell.
Moline - Mrs. Jennie Russell Scudder, Ranson _. Swisher, Mrs. Thila M. Schudder
Swisher, George W. Seaman, Mrs. Ina G. Russell Season, and Mrs. Made Russell Derry.
Marietta - Mr. and Mrs. A. Vera Fern Reedy, Vera Fern Reedy, Martha Loraine
Reedy, and Martha Gillette.
Colchester - Mrs. Anna McDonald Dark, Samuel R. Dark, Mac Donald Dark, Thomas
C. Dark, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse O. Leighty, Miss Mildren I. Leighty, and William L. Leighty.
Canton - Mrs. Lola Montgomery Aldrich, Mrs. Annamae Aldrich Winegardner, Earl Winegardner, and William L. Winegardner.
Sullivan - Mrs. Laura Fultz Reedy, Miss Ola May Reedy, Herschel S. Reedy, Miss Mary Katherine Reedy, Miss Vena Millizen and Miss Rose Millizen.
Clinton - E.R. Duncan, Mrs. Edna Reedy Duncan, and Miss Edna Jean Reedy Duncan.
Decatur - Mr. and Mrs. John Amos Reedy, Ermadeen Reedy, John Amos Reedy, Jr., Leonard Ray Reedy, and Franklin Eugene Reedy.
Atwood - James Guy Reedy, Chas. Wayne Reedy, B. Dean Reedy, Mr. Harriet Reedy Bensken, W. Lloyd Bensken, and Doris Jean Reedy.
Blue Mound - Dr. H.C. Shults, Mrs. Bessie Lowe Shults, Miss Christine Shults, and
George Albert Shults.
Bushnell - Orio McQueen, Mrs. Lena Grim McQueen and Lawrence McQueen.
Wilmington - Archie S. Ward, Mrs. Alma Nooner Ward, and Harold Guy Fugate, Jr.
Industry - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Russell and Miss Delpha Eva Russell.
Chicago - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watson McCalley and son, Kenneth Stuart McCalley.
Quincy - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph __en McCalley.
Prairie City - Mary Rose Kreider and Florence Kreider.
Bardolph - Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Crabb Worden
McClure, Va. - Mr. and Mrs. Truman Reedy Crowe, Sylvia May Crowe, Mary Ann
Crowe, and Jerry Lee Crowe.
Columbus, Ohio - Dr. Clifton Dreisbach Reedy and Mrs. Rosa Belle Reedy Brundige.
Kingston, Ohio - Arthur Hickle and Mrs. Nellie Houseworth Hickle.
St. Louis, Mo. - W.C. Lineback, Mrs. Ruth Reedy Lineback, Edgar H. Lineback,
Margo Lineback, and Gene Blades.
West Liberty, Iowa - Mr. and Mrs. George Earnest Reedy, Donald Wayne Reedy,
Jeanette Maxine Reedy, and Ruth Maxine Reedy.
Wilton Junction, Iowa - Mr. and Mrs. Gail Andrew Reedy, and Gail Eugene Reedy.
Tipton, Iowa - Lloyd A. Nebergall, Mrs. Frances Mae Reedy Nebergall, Neoma Eugene Nebergall, and Richard L. Nebergall.
St. Petersburg, Fla. - Mrs. Sylvia May Reedy Crowe.
Tulsa, Okla. - John William Reedy.
Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois
August 25, 1940
JOHN OTTO REEDY DESCENDANTS MEET
The eighth annual Reedy reunion was held at the Chandler Amusement park, Sunday,
with approximately 150 members of the family present.
The event marked the 201 st anniversary of the family in America, and the 100th anniversary of one branch of the family in Illinois. Generations represented ranged
from the seventh to the eleventh, inclusive, all being direct descendants of the common ancestor, John Otto Reedy, who arrived in the United States from Saxony in 1739.
A basket dinner was enjoyed at noon, followed by a program, consisting of short talks, and the reading of letters of freeting from absent relatives. At the business session
the following officers were elected for the ensuing year-
Q. Ray Reedy-President
Luoy Sinnett-Vice President
Fred McCalley-Secretary and historian
Those registering were as follows:
Macomb - Otis G. Harland, Mrs. Willia W. Harland, Miss Dorothy A. Harland, Miss
Barbara J. Harland, Miss Carol L. Harland, Alvy L. Leighty, Mrs. Bertha Leighty,
Clarence L. Leighty, Miss Edna L. Leighty, Miss Mable I. Leighty, J.M. Nooners,
Mrs. Daisy S. Nooner, Q. Ray Reedy, Miss Rhae Jeanne Reedy, Marybeth Reedy,
Fred C. McCalley, E. Harvey McCalley, Mrs. Daisy A. McCalley, Howard H. Reedy,
Mrs. Elosia B. Reedy, Peggy Ann Reedy, Herbert S. Bobbitt, Beverly Blackstone,
Mrs. Maude S. Blackstone, Charles M. Turner, Lawrence Boebe, Helen Bessell,
Mrs. Josephine P. Swango, Mrs. Olive R. Gilliland, Dustin Scudder.
Adair - Clarence O. Reedy, Mrs. Anna R. Reedy, James H. Shinberger, Mrs. Mary
Reedy, M. Shinberger, Orion J. Shinberger, Jack E. Shinberger, L. Gordon Shinberger,
Mr. and Mrs. Overn A. Shinberger, Roy Montgomery, Mrs. Minnie Montgomery,
Mrs. Lucinda Grimm, Charles Davis, Mrs. Ada Grimm Davis, Lee Heaton, Mrs. Hazel
Grimm Heaton, Mrs. Stella Oldfield Wissler, Guy A. Oldfield, Mrs. Frances S. Oldfield, Rudolph M. Sauers, Mrs. Goldie Oldfield Sauers, Ruth Larimore, William E. Sinnett,
Mrs. Lucy Leighty Sinnett.
Atwood - James Guy Reedy, Mrs. Maude B. Reedy, Mrs. Ethel Reedy Waters,
J. Cornelius Reedy, Mrs. Clara M. Reedy, Mrs. Harriet Reedy Bensken, Doris Jean Bensken, Mary Lou Reedy, Franklin L. Waters, Phillip O. Waters, James Roy Reedy,
B. Dean Reedy.
Decatur - John Amos Reedy, Mrs. Meda A. Reedy, John Reedy, Jr., Miss Ermadean
Reedy, Leonard R. Reedy, Franklin E. Reedy.
Sullivan - C. Curtis Callihan, Mrs. Ethel Gustin Callahan, Robert D. Callahan, Mrs. Bessie
Gustin Bolin, Rex W. Bonin, Orville Gustin, Mrs. Lillian F. Fustin, William Gustin.
Kirksville - A.W. Gustin, Mrs. Delia Montague Gustin.
Bethay - Luther E. Reedy, Mrs. Ruth Reedy, Fay Reedy.
Dalton City - Mrs. And Mrs. Blaine Reedy, Betty Cordray Reedy.
Canton - Mrs. Lola E.W. Aldrich, Albert O. Beckett, Mrs. Henrietta Lola A. Beckett,
Mrs. Annamae Viola Winegardner, H. Alexander Aldrich, Miss Helen Kingston,
William Lee Winegardner.
Colchester - Jesse O. Leighty, Mrs. Coral S. Leighty, William L. Leighty,
Miss Sarah R. Leighty.
Quincy - Ralph A. McCalley, Mrs. Jessamine K. McCalley.
Peoria - Mr. and Mrs. John Sherman Reedy.
Bardolph - Mrs. Elizabth H. Worden.
Table Grove - Glen E. Reedy.
Cordova - Mrs. Jennie R. Scudder.
Coal City - Clarence Fay Hodgen.
West Liberty, Iowa - George Ernest Reedy, Donald Reedy, Jeanette Reedy,
Ruth Marie Reedy.
Tipton, Iowa - Lloyd A. Nebergall, Mrs. Frances Reedy Nebergall,
Neoma Eugene Nebergall.
Wilton Junction, Iowa - Gail A. Reedy, Mrs. Margaret S. Reedy, Gail E. Reedy.
Hannibal, Mo. - John Clyde Reedy, Mrs. Della Reedy, Robert Reedy,
William E. Reedy, Norma Jean Reedy.
Cenater, Mo. - Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dunham.
Ferguson (St.Louis), Mo. - W. C. Lineback, Mrs. Ruth Reedy Lineback,
Edgar H. Lineback.
Elmonte (Los Angeles), Calif. - Hiram Ritter Reedy.
Essex, Ontario Canada - Mrs. Rose Mae Reedy Boultinghouse.
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