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Alice Thomsen (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2002 1:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ream, Beldon
Looking for information on Dr. Daniel Ream, his brother David, and their descendents. they were born in Hagerstown, MD, Washington County. Daniel in 1830 and David in 1832. Went to Yreka from Abingdon,IA just before the Civil War. Daniel married Alice Beldon in Yreka in 1864. Not much is known about David. Hoping someone has information to share.

Re: Ream

Posted: 19 Feb 2002 11:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Apr 2002 4:42PM GMT
Daniel Ream: b. 20 Jun 1830 Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.
m 1st.:12 Sep 1864 Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA.
Alice Augusta Belden: b. (abt. 1830 ?) Akron, Summit Co., OH.
Children:
1. Henry Belden Ream: b. 3 Jul 1865 Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA.
2 (Female) Ream: b. abt. 1867 (Siskiyou Co., CA, ?), d. Infancy.

Daniel married 2nd: Laura Virginia Calhoun

Daniel Ream's parents were:
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Henry Ream Dr.: b. 15 May 1804 Lancaster Co., PA.
m. 2 Mar 1827 Washington Co., MD.
Nellie Ellen Coffman: b. 1805/1806 Washington Co., MD.

History of Siskiyou County (California), Illustrated, 1881
Page 328, Picture and signature "D Ream M.D."; Page 329 - 344, biography
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CHAPTER XXI.
Life of Daniel Ream

Physician and Statesman - Birth, Ancestry, and Parentage - Boyhood and Education
- A Youthful Practitioner - Journey to California - Indian Adventures - Meeting
with Captain Jack - Professional Career - The Glue Bandage - Public & Political
Life - State Senator - Marriage - Henry Belden Ream - Appearance and Character.

Among the oldest citizens of Yreka, and the foremost of its medical practi-
tioners, is Doctor Daniel Ream, who, during an experience extending over more
than the lifetime of a generation, has witnessed its growth from a mere cluster
of tents into a prosperous settlement, with its score at least of stores and
factories, its banks and warehouses, its churches, schools, and newspapers, and
all that pertains to the development of a busy and thriving town. But not alone
as a surgeon and physician is the name of Doctor Ream familiar, almost as a
household word, to the people of Yreka, and indeed of northern California; as a
statesman and a party leader he is no less held in repute, not as one whose pol-
icy is confined to party distinctions and platforms, but as one who would se-
cure for all their proper rights and privileges, as one who has always helped to
guide the ship of state in the pathway of progress and of sound constitutional
government.
The birthplace of Doctor Ream in the neighborhood of Hagerstown, in Washing-
ton County, Maryland, and the day the 20th of June, 1830. His grandsires on
either side in the revolutionary war, and his grandfather on the mother's side,
named Chrisley Coffman,he remembers well as one to whom he listened with breath-
less interest, when relating stories of that war, especially of the battle of
Brandywine, the last in which he took part. His father, Henry Ream, was born in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the 15th of May, 1804. He was a man of goodly pres-
ence, six feet two inches in height, broad shouldered, of massive frame, and
though of nervous temperament, a strong man mentally, morally, and physically,
one possessed of firm convictions, of rare perseverance, and remarkable capacity
for work. His mother, nee Nellie Coffman, a native of Washington County, Mary-
land, and some two years younger than her husband, was also gifted with strong
physique and character. Both were religiously inclined, the father somewhat
strict and at times severe as to family discipline, while the mother, though by
no means over-indulgent, was always ready to take her children's part, a woman
of kindly and sociable disposition, given to hospitality, and ever on the best
of terms with all her neighbors. For Daniel, her eldest son, she desired noth-
ing better than that he should succeed in his chosen profession, and that she
lived to see this wish fulfilled was a lasting source of comfort in her declin-
ing years.
In a three-storied house of stone, some ten miles from Hagerstown, with a
spacious meadow in front, and in the distance the verdure-clad hills of Mary-
land, the doctor's childhood was passed. Of his three brothers, David, the next
in order of birth, is the only survivor; Jeremiah died in 1844 of typhoid fever,
and George was killed at the battle of Pea Ridge, while fighting for the union
cause. Of his five sisters, named Mary, Margaret, Delilah, Sarah, and Isabella,
all were married, and except for Isabel, who was called to her rest on the 26th
of October, 1887, all are residents of the state of Iowa.

Among Daniel's earliest recollections is the removal of his family to the ad-
jacent village of Tilghmanton, where his father, originally a carpenter by trade
, though duly qualified for his later calling, opened a drug-store and practiced
as a physician. Here, a year or two later, when about the age of seven, he was
sent to a public school, where an incident occurred which may serve to illus-
trate a certain phase in his character; for even thus early in life the boy gave
evidence of the qualities inherited from either parent. While returning from
an errand, some distance beyond the school-house, night overtook him and as he
passed through the woods in which shone the phosphorescent lights known as jack-
o-laterns, then attributed to supernatural agencies, he saw in front of him what
seemed to be a moving object. As he drew nearer he looked at it more intently,
but the more he looked the more it appeared to move, until the child began to
think himself in the presence of a ghost. Changing his path, he made the best of
his way home, and, as may be imagined, in as short a time as possible. Now, most
children would have at once related such an adventure and, perhaps have boasted
of it; but not so with Daniel, who for years afterward said not a word about it.
On his way to school the next morning, he determined to see what it was that had
thus frightened him from his propriety, and found it to be merely a stone, about
four feet high, placed there probably as a land-mark. Ashamed of his fright, he
resolved that he would never again run away from anything until he knew what it
was, and if he has since run away from real or fancied danger, his friends have
yet to know of it.
When Daniel was about the age of eleven his father set forth westward, set-
tling first at Springfield, Illinois where for two years he practiced his pro-
fession, removing thence to Lick creek, in Sangamon county, where his sons en-
gaged in farming, and he continued to practice, and again in 1846 to Wapello
county, Iowa, where he purchased a tract of timber and prairie land. During all
this time the boy attended the public schools, where the course included only
what are termed the three r's, with perhaps a smattering of grammar and geo-
graphy. Thus, like many other successful men, he is almost entirely self-taught,
though later giving himself a higher and far more valuable education than is to
be at college or University. But while attending school he was required to work
through-out the summer months, and in his leisure hours at all seasons of the
year, his first money being earned by gathering sheaves of wheat, and taking
care of horses. At Lick creek, and in Wapello county, he was employed at sev-
erer tasks, as ploughing, chopping timber, making rails, and building fences,
varied at times by trapping mink and other fur animals, then abundant in the
west. All this he did with the aid of his brothers, and for the common welfare
of the family.
With such a training and amid such environment, Daniel developed, as might be
expected, into a sturdy and vigorous youth with all his father's manly fibre and
firmness of resolve, with all his practical common sense, with all his powers of
endurance and self-denial, and yet with the softer traits of character inherited
from his mother, her gentleness of manner, her large-hearted sympathy, and her
buoyant, sunny temperament. It would indeed be difficult to imagine a more suit-
able preparation for the battle of life, for bringing into life's great struggle
the nobler qualities of manhood, and for playing well one's part in that strug-
gle, however lowly or exalted the sphere.
At sixteen Daniel began to prepare for his profession, still working by day
and studying by night under his father's direction. At eighteen, whenever the
latter was away from home, he was called on to take his place, his first case
being that of a woman bitten by a rattlesnake, whose cure he wrought most ef-
fectually. Soon afterward he was required to prescribe for a child suffering
from bilious fever, and this he did somewhat unwillingly, for as yet he had no
great confidence in himself. Returning home in dejected mood, he told his father
what he had done, remarking. "The child, in my opinion, is very sick, and I
would like to have you go over and see it." "No," was the answer; "I shall not
interfere; what you have done is perfectly right." With extreme reluctance, and
even dread, he repeated his visit the following day expecting to hear that the
child was dead, and as he came in sight of the house, looking to see wheather
the bed-clothing was out airing. But no bed-clothing was there; the patient was
better, and within a few weeks was fully restored to health.
Still another instance was that of a little girl attacked with erysipelas,
whose father and two others of the family had died of the same disease. Dissat-
isfied with the physicians in attendance, the mother had sent for Doctor Ream in
whose absence, at her urgent request, Daniel acted as a substitute. He found the
girl's face much swollen, and with the eyes completely closed; but, remaining
for three days at his post, was so successful in his treatment that on the morn-
ing of his departure he left the patient seated at the breakfast-table.

And now Daniel, or Doctor Ream, as henceforth we will call him, had acquired
a certain degree of confidence, the confidence born of success, and henceforth
had no hesitation in accepting any case that might be intrusted to him. He still
enjoyed the benefit of his father's experience and advise, and together, at the
opening of 1852, they had built up a considerable practice in southeastern Iowa.
It was now the desire of the elder Ream that his son should complete his medical
education at some eastern college. No occupation that he had thus far engaged
in was so much to his taste as the practice of his profession. Soon after that
date the California gold fever was sweeping over the land with all the virulence
of an epidemic, and its victims was Doctor Ream the younger, who then at the age
of twenty-two, resolved to cast in his lot with the argonauts.
It was on the 12th of April,1852, when he set forth westward from the town of
Abingdon, in Jefferson county, whither some two years before the family had re-
moved and where in 1890 resided his mother, at the age of eighty-four. The train
which he accompanied consisted of ten wagons, to one of which he acted as driver
, his own effects of a medical outfit, a moderate stock of clothing, a single
horse, and in cash the sum of $40.00 Bear river was reached without incident
worthy of note, and at Soda springs the party separated, some bound for Oregon
and others for California, Doctor Ream being one of the former. Snake river was
crossed at Salmon falls in true pioneer fashion, and indeed in the only fashion
possible in those days, the wagon-beds for ferry-boats, and by swimming the
horses and cattle across. Here John Moxley, later sheriff, lay ill of typhoid
fever, and to this day acknowledges that his life was saved by the skillful
treatment of Doctor Ream. Soon afterward the cholera broke out, one party bury-
ing nine corpses in one grave before breakfast. His services were again in re-
quest. Among his own company no death occurred from this scourge, nor from other
causes, except for one who died of mountain fever. His instructions were, that
at the first symptoms they should apply to him for medicines, which never failed
to give relief. Others were less fortunate,notwithstanding his successful treat-
ment, and thus again the road was strewn with those nameless graves that marked
the pathway of the Pioneers.
Travelling by way of the Boise river and the Dalles, about the middle of Sep-
tember Doctor Ream and his comrades reached the town of Portland, or rather the
site of that town, which then consisted of a few small cabins scattered over the
narrow space between the banks of the Willamette and the verge of the primeval
forest. Thence he journeyed on foot to Yreka - then spelt as it is still pro-
nounced, Wyreka - intending to try his fortune at the mines. Soon after, he re-
turned to Oregon and in the neighborhood of Jacksonville engaged in placer min-
ing with fair success. In the spring of 1853, in partnership with two men named
Hall and Smith, he purchased a band of cattle, driving them to the rich pas-
ture-ground on Applegate creek, where with other parties they lay encamped. Here
an incident occurred which well-nigh put an end thus early to the Doctor's ca-
reer.
One morning while at breakfast, a messenger from Jacksonville announced that
the Indians had broken out in the Rogue river valley. Seizing his rifle and re-
volver, Doctor Ream at once set forth to gather in a band of horses pastured on
the opposite side of the stream, a mile or more distant. There he found a band
of six Indians in the act of driving them off. Pursuing them until they passed
out of sight, for he was mounted on a mule, he came to a spot thickly overgrown
with chaparral, where three of the party rose on him, two armed with bows and
arrows and the third with a gun. A moment later a bullet passed through his hair
and an arrow through the rim of his hat. But the mule and his rider stood firm,
and returning the fire, Doctor Ream shot one of his assailants in the back as he
started to run, the others seeking the cover of trees. Around these trees he
circled for more than an hour in the vain attempt to dislodge them,and then hav-
ing almost exhausted his ammunition, came back into camp with only two of the
stolen animals.
Here he found the entire company, numbering in all from sixty to seventy,
building a temporary fort, some two hundred yards from the corral where at night
the cattle were penned. While this was in progress, Doctor Ream and his partners
kept guard at the corral, one keeping watch while the others slept. When on
sentry, about four o'clock one morning, the doctor heard what seemed to be the
chirping of birds; but this it could not be, for it was not yet daybreak, and
there was nothing to distrub them. Gliding noiselessly to the spot where his
comrades lay, he warned them that Indians were around... "Where, where ?" said
Hall, an excitable man, rising up quickly. "Lie down and keep quiet," answered
the doctor, "if you don't want a bullet through your head." For a moment the
chirping ceased, but presently was renewed. Doctor Ream was on the point of fir-
ing a shot in the direction of the noise, but this he did not do, fortunately
for himself, for a few minutes later a volley was poured into the fort, where-
by three men were killed and at least a dozen wounded.
Still another adventure occurred a few days later when Doctor Ream, with
Smith, a man named Duncan, and two or three others, were on their way to Jack-
sonville. When passing through a gorge enclosed on the one side by mountains
and the other by a dense growth of chaparral, the doctor urged them to quicken
their pace, for here was the very spot for an ambuscade. "Well," said Smith,
jokingly, "I will give you a race." Thereupon the two started to run, while the
others, unheeding, followed at leisure. To this race both may have owed their
lives, for no sooner had they passed through the ravine than a volley was heard,
and returning they found Duncan lying dead, and already shorn of his scalp.
Such are a few of the doctor's Indian adventures; and did space permit, a
score of others, no less hazardous, might here be related. While mining on Rogue
river with eight others, all who cared to risk their lives in this perlious time
, the party slept at night on the hillside, rolled in their blankets, and with
loaded rifles close at hand. Returning to their tents at daylight, they found
them riddled with arrows. In the summer of 1855 when a band of Klamath and other
Indians massacred eleven of the settlers on the Klamath river, Doctor Ream was
elected captain of the one the companies organized to set forth in their pur-
suit. On reaching the reservation at fort Lane, Oregon, where the offenders took
refuge, their surrender was demanded, in accordance with resolutions framed by a
committee composed of one person from each of the volunteer companies present,
and passed at a meeting of the same. In case of refusal, it was the intention to
arrest them on their own responsibility, and from this they were only deterred
by the arrival at the fort of an artillery force composed of regular troops.
Here may be mentioned a false and sensational report then current in the news-
papers, that the volunteers had intended to capture the fort and to hang its
commander, Captain Smith. Soon afterwards, when returning from a visit to his
patients at Cottonwood, the doctor found himself covered by the rifle of an In-
dian, and preserved his life only by the quickness with which he drew and fired
his revolver, causing the frightened savage to jump several feet into the air.
His numerous escapes he attributes mainly to his carefulness and presence of
mind, and also to the fact that he never displayed or felt any symptoms of fear.
Thus while returning from his rancho near Alturas, on the eve of the Modoc war,
he fell in with Captain Jack and a party of his braves, encamped on Lost river.
At once approaching them, without sign of alarm or hesitation, he requested the
captain to help him across the river, as the ford was several miles up stream.
"Very well," said the Modoc chieftain, "I will tell some of my men to swim your
horse across, and I will take you over in my canoe."
And here may be related a conversation which passed between them, as tending
to throw some light on the cause of the war. By Captain Jack the doctor was re-
quested to intercede with certain influential men at Yreka,to prevent the troops
being sent against him. To this he replied that he thought there was no danger.
"O yes, there is," said the (C. B.-VII. 22) Modoc; "they threatened to fight me
if I did not go back on the reservation." "Well," answered Doctor Ream, "why
don't you go ? They will give you plenty to eat, and blankets, and all you
need." "No," rejoined the other; "they told me that before, and they nearly
starved my people to death. They gave us very little to eat, and the agent, in
dealing out the blankets, would take a pair and cut them in two, giving one half
to me and the other to my wife. He would then take half a balanket, cut it in
four pieces, and gave one each of the children. We were forced to remove to
some place where we can make a living for ourselves. Here we get fish, game,
hides, and furs, and can live in comfort without disturbing any one. There are
only a few settlers, and none of them complain. I want to remain here in peace."
The doctor was too late to intercede, for next day Major Jackson arrived with
his command, and then the Modoc war began. But among all the tribes with whom
he came in contact, the doctor met with the utmost kindness, and was regarded
somewhat with awe, as "the great medicine-man of the white faces.
When the Indian troubles had in a measure subsided, Doctor Ream engaged in
mining on Rogue river, fashioning with his own hands and lining with rawhide the
first rocker he had ever seen. Thus he realized from $10 to $20 a day. At Humbug
creek another claim repaid him handsomely; but now his repute as a physician,
which hitherto he had purposely concealed, became generally known, and erelong
his services were in urgent request. Thus between 1856 and 1860 we find him es-
tablished at Deadwood, whence, in the spring of the latter year, he removed to
Yreka, where he was soon acknowledged as the leading practitioner in medicine
and surgery.
Entirely a self-made man, Doctor Ream is also a self-made physician, and it
may be added, a natural-born physician, as is attested by a most successful
practice, extending over more than forty years, and one that has long since
placed him at the head of his profession. As he himself remarks, "in medicine
and surgery science teaches facts; facts are truths, and truth makes the man."
He holds a diploma granted after examination by the Eclectic Medical institute
of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a member of the state medical society, and for
sixteen years served as a resident physician and surgeon to the Siskiyou county
hospital. He is, moreover, a constant reader of scientific works, and in medical
literature and medical discoveries there is no one more thoroughly abreast of
the times.
As a practitioner he is essentially in his method, and himself the author of
not a few inventions.Among them may be mentioned that of the glue bandage, which
when applied in cases of fracture, obviates the necessity for a splint, and give
entire ease to the patient. It is also cleaner than plaster of Paris; and after
it for thirty years, the doctor has yet meet with the first instance where it
has failed to work.
Many are the remarkable cures wrought by the doctor, among others that of a
man stabbed in the lung at little Klamath lake, so that in breathing the air
passes forth from the wound. This he treated by hermetical sealing, and with
his usual success. During the journeys made in the course of his practice, he
was often in peril of his life, from marauding Indians and vagabond whites, from
swollen torrents, from blinding snow-storms and treacherous snow-drifts, en-
countered amid the mountain solitudes. Many also were the hardships that he suf-
fered, and marvellous the power of endurance that he displayed. During the win-
ter of 1865-6 he was an entire week on horseback, with but the briefest inter-
vals for food and rest, never once taking off his clothes or even his boots. Re-
turning home one night, while conversing with his wife, a knock was heard at the
door. "I will tell them you are not at home, "whispered the latter. "O no," was
the answer, "see what they want and ask them in." A few minutes later he was on
his way to visit a patient at Scott bar, setting forth, weary as he was, through
the driving rain, and with the snow deep on the mountains that lay between. Af-
ter crossing the range, sleep over-took him in the valley below, and though
conscious that it might be the sleep of death, he tried in vain to shake it off,
inclining forward as a man naturally would do when asleep on horseback. At this
juncture, no doubt, the horse stopped, and the next thing the doctor was con-
scious of was that he was standing in the road, with the halter strap in his
hand, and vainly attempting to tie the horse to an imaginary post. Fortunately
no harm resulted, and awaking refreshed, at four in the morning he reached his
destination. At six he was again in the saddle and on his way homeward.
And now let us return to Doctor Ream's public and political life, for as a
statesman, and as one who in office has served his country well, his reputation
is not inferior to that which he so justly enjoys as among the foremost of the
medical fraternity. And first of all it may be said that he is a democrat, cast-
ing his first presidential vote for Buchanan in the election of 1856. He is of
course in favor of free-trade, believing that such a policy would multiply the
avenues of employment, would improve the market for home productions, and make
our people more prosperous and contented. He is opposed to Chinese and pauper
immigration, and a strong opponent of monopolies and all extortionate charges,
as in the case of freight, believing that the provisions of the interstate com-
merce bill should be strictly enforced and even still futher extended. In edu-
cational matters he takes the deepest interest, and in public schools would
raise the standard of scholarship to the highest practicable limits.
The doctor's first office was that of coroner, being elected in 1859; elected
sheriff in 1861; elected foreign miners' tax collector in 1867- all of Siskiyou
county. In these positions, as may be imagined, he met with many adventures, to
narrate the half of which would fill several times the space allotted to this
biography. In 1877 he was elected, by a majority of five hundred, state senator
for the four northern counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, and Trinity, all of
which he carried against a powerful and influential opponent. Perhaps the most
important service which he rendered during his term was as chairman of the com-
mittee on hospitals. In this capacity he made a thorough investigation, visit-
ing San Francisco and other cities before preparing his report. The appropria-
tions he found to have been devoted to the benefit of individuals, merely in-
creasing the salaries of officials and those engaged in hospital work, without
the least advantage to the patients or to the state. By his clear and lucid ex-
position of the facts, and also by his personal influence, he secured a recon-
sideration of the appropriation bill then pending, and thus saved the state some
$40,000 of worse than useless expenditure. As a member of the committees on ed-
ucation and on engrossment he also served with credit, and to him is largely due
the measure for admitting with discrimination the members of all the three great
schools of medicine - the allopathic, the homoepathic, and the eclectic. While
in former years a party leader, and often leading his party to victory, he was
never an office-seeker, and when urged by prominent men in congress, during the
Cleveland administration, to send in his name for any position that he desired,
replied that he wished no other than the practice of medicine and surgery. All
offices of public trust confided to his care were faithfully discharged with
credit to himself and honor to the people whom he represented.
As an illistration of his tenacity of purpose and determination, I will here
relate an incident that occurred while Doctor Ream was serving as sheriff in
1861-2. A miner from Oregon used to visit Yreka, and purchase provisions from
the various store-keepers on credit; he would pack them to the mines and dis-
pose of them, but would not pay the merchants. At one time he left Yreka during
a heavy rainstorm, and on a Sunday. The several merchants requested Doctor Ream
to serve an attachment on the man several hours after he had left the town. In
order to do this he was compelled to leave during the rain, and with a heavy
south wind blowing; the rivers were swollen, in places overflowing their banks.
Doctor Ream arrived at the ferry on the Klamath between three and four o'clock
in the morning, and the ferry-boat having been swept away a few hours before,
was compelled to swim the river at the greatest risk of life. After several
hours of hard riding, Doctor Ream overtook the miner, and served the papers, but
upon payment of the debt and officers' fees the doctor released the goods at-
tached and returned home, having accomplished his mission, the entire journey
being more than one hundred miles, over a rough road, and made without stop-
pages.
In private life Doctor Ream is a man of refined and simple taste, passing the
few leisure hours that remain from his professional duties in the perusal of
scientific and especially of medicine works, and in gathering and arranging
specimens, both modern and prehistoric, for his private museum,one of the choic-
est collections in the state. Novels he never reads, nor any other works but
those which contain solid and useful information. An early riser,usually at six
in the morning, and retiring between eleven and one, he accomplishes an amount
of work that few men of half his years would care to undertake.
Doctor Ream has been twice married; first, on the 12 of September 1864, to
Miss Alice Augusta Belden, a native of Akron, Ohio, whose decease occurred on
May 7, 1867. She was a woman of great presence of mind, admired for her musical
talent, both vocal and instrumental, fond of poetry and useful information, and
always delight in making her home happy for the family and all who came in con-
tact with her. Her loss was greatly deplored by the community in which she liv-
ed. On October 13, 1875, he was married to Miss Laura Virginia, a native of
Yreka, and the eldest daughter of David Robert Calhoun, born at Middlesburg,
Ohio, on the 16th of January, 1818. His second wife is a lady of rare culture
and refinement, richly endowed with all the graces of womanhood, and universally
respected and esteemed in the circles of society of which she is one of the
brightest ornaments.
The doctor's only child - a daughter having died in infancy - is the son of
his first wife, named Henry Belden, whose natal day was the 3rd of July, 1865.
Educated at the Yreka high school, his first occupation was as a surveyor in the
employ of the Southern Pacific railroad. He resides most of the time at Sisson,
with his grandmother on the maternal side. Mrs S. J. Fellows, for whose comfort
and welfare he is most solicitous. A young man of sterling character, absolutely
without any trace of vicious habits or tastes, of pleasing address, and with all
his father's energy and industry, his strength of will and firmness of purpose
is one of whom his sire has good reason to be proud. On April 9, 1890, he was
married to Miss Amelia Hattie Kiefaber, of St. Louis, a young woman of culture
and refinement. To this union a daughter was born June 1, 1891. They have a
beautiful home near Yreka.
At the age of sixty-one, but at least a decade younger than his years, Doctor
Ream is a man of striking and distinguished presence. Six feet in height, less a
fraction of an inch, and with an average weight of some two hundred pounds, his
frame is squarely built and compact, large in proportion but without superfluous
flesh. His features are strongly outlined, but regular in contour, with a lofty
and massive forehead, clear gray eyes, and a plentiful growth of hair and beard,
originally of a dark brown color. In conversation he is quick and incisive, and
yet cool and collected; in mannerextremely gentle, though with an air of quiet
self-possession and resolve that never fails to inspire confidence. For the work
that he has done, for the good that he has accomplished, for the stainless pur-
ity of his public and private life, for his services as a statesman no less than
as a medical practitioner, for his zeal and ability no less than for his integ-
rity and his perfect sense of honor, there are none more highly rerespected, not
only in the city and county of his adoption but throughout the broad expanse of
northern California. [End]

Maybe you can share some other information with us. Maybe on David ?

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Re: Ream

Alice thomsen (View posts)
Posted: 23 Feb 2002 3:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wishing to thank A. Ream for the information on Dr.Daniel Ream. It was wonderful. I have no information David Ream but still looking. I have much information on sister Margaret Ream who married Thomas William Schooley and lived entire life in Abingdon, IA. Would like more information on the grandparents of these people who served in the Revolutionary War.

Re: Ream

Posted: 24 Feb 2002 8:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Apr 2002 4:42PM GMT
I do not have any proof that Henry Ream (Daniel's father) was
a Revolutionary War soldier. Was only going by Daniel's biography.
But, I do have a Henry Ream bapt.: 1 Apr. 1803 Lebanon Co., Pa.; son of Christopher and Catherine Ream; sponsors: Henry and Elizabeth Hoak. These may or may not be the parents of
this Henry Ream, but the dates fit pretty darn close.
Posted: 22 Nov 2002 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Nov 2006 3:41AM GMT
Have information on Henry Beldon Ream . He was my great great grandfather. my computer is down at this time. My address is: Douglas Ream Merrill, 940 LaLoma Dr., Medford, OR 97504. Phone 451-245-9086.
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