Co. Library, Hillsboro, TX 11/24/1978-DFR)
THE HILLSBORO REFLECTOR – Thursday, November 24, 1887
DEATH OF S. A. REAVIS
An old and
respected citizen passes away
The news of the death of S. A. Reavis which occurred in
this City this Thursday at 12:10 p. m. was carried from mouth to mouth among his
old associates and friends, and received with many regrets by the entire
community. The deceased was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, on the 28th
of February 1836, and with his parents moved to Texas in December 1850, settling
at Navarro in Leon County. The deceased was an intelligent highly educated
gentleman, and held the position of District Clerk in Leon and McLennan
County and presiding justice in this County for several years. He has
been a resident of this City for 22 years during the greater part of which time
he has been connected with the Real Estate and Land Agent business, and was
beyond a doubt the best posted man as to land, title and claim in this county.
For several years Mr. Reavis has been in feeble health and has gradually wasted
away until his life terminated November 24, 1887. Two brothers William and
Edward, two well known citizens, and three sisters, Mrs. G. C. Orenbaum, Mrs. W.
B. Johnson of this city, and Mrs. J. P. Thomason of Itasca who were with him
until death, and an aged old Crippled Mother, Mrs. Julina Reavis, who mourned
his loss. His Mother was too feeble to go to see her son in his dying moments.
In the loss of Sam A. Reavis, Hillsboro has lost a good and
valuable citizen, and his relatives a kind hearted companion.
We extend our sympathies to the bereaved relatives. The remains will be interred in the City Cemetery tomorrow, Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend J. R. Clark conducting the funeral service.