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S. A. Reavis

(microfilm, Hill Co. Library, Hillsboro, TX  11/24/1978-DFR)

THE HILLSBORO REFLECTOR Thursday, November 24, 1887



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.