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POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 7 Jul 2007 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: REEVES
I am searching for the family of a soldier who was killed in the Korea War. When he entered service he gave Republic County Kansas as his home of record.

Soldier: CLIFFORD MELVIN REEVES
Born: August 7, 1920. Caucasian
Date of loss: July 20, 1950. KIA

When the Korean War ended the enemy never returned or accounted for over 8,000 of our servicemen. They died in their hands. That was over 50 years ago. Since that time DNA has been perfected and also they are recovering remains in North Korea. Our government is obligated to return those remains to the proper family. DNA samples have been obtained from most of the families of these missing soldiers. For various reasons some families have not been located. There are 18 families in Kansas that have not been located. There is one family from Republic County that has not been located.

When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the family for proper burial. I am just an old (76 years) Combat Veteran out of the Korean War and thankful that I did return. I consider this a very noble cause and I hope that you can help in some way to find this family. For more information on the project you may go to http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/. My part in the program is to match up the lost families with the proper agency.

I will be grateful for any assistance in locating this family.

Harold Davis
40th Infantry Division
Korea ’52-‘53
910-791-2333
hgdavis@bellsouth.net

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 7 Jul 2007 6:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
It looks as if Clifford was in the 1930 US Census in Lawrence
Township, Cloud County, Kansas. Cloud County borders Republic to the
south. It would be good to post this request in that county, also. The
father, Jess E, has a WWI draft card on file that shows his birthplace
as Rice, Cloud county, Kansas. In 1920, he and Flora are in Arion,
Cloud,
Kansas. The 1910 census shows that Jess was part of a VERY large
family. I'll post it below. I know they are all related because of the
birthplaces of the heads.

There should be someone from this family left in Cloud county or
Republic. Clifford may simply have registered from Republic or the
family may have ended up there, because in the 1930 census, they are
only renting. I am not in Republic or Cloud or anywhere near or I
would try to look up a cemetery listing and then obit for the father
or mother. That, in turn, will get the names of living family that can
be found through public records listings. I hope someone else will do
the groundwork in Republic or Cloud. I'll be happy to use Ancestry for
the public records.
Patricia

1930 US Census, Lawrence Township, Cloud County, Kansas
Jess E Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS born abt 1893 in Kansas Head
Flora Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS born abt 1895 KS
Wife
Jessie G Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS abt 1919 KS Daughter
Clifford M Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS abt 1921 KS Son
Yvonne A Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS abt 1923 KS Daughter
Marjorie F Reeves Lawrence, Cloud, KS abt 1927 KS Daughter
-------------------------
1910 US Census, Nelson, Cloud, Kansas
Minnie Reever
[Minnie Reeves] John Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1907 Kansas Daughter

George Reeves Elizabeth Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1848 Iowa Head
Elizabeth Reeves George Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1861 Canada English Wife
George Reeves George,Elizabeth Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1889 Kansas Son
Arther Reeves George,Elizabeth Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1893 Kansas Son
Vera Reeves George,Elizabeth Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1899 Kansas Daughter

Isaac Reever
[Isaac Reeves] Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1858 Indiana Head
Olie Reever
[Olie Reeves] Isaac Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1875 Indiana Wife
Jessie Reever
[Jessie Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1894 Kansas Son
Mabel Reever
[Mabel Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1896 Kansas Daughter
Nellie Reever
[Nellie Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1898 Kansas Daughter
Vernie Reever
[Vernie Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1900 Kansas Daughter
Alvin Reever
[Alvin Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1902 Kansas Son
Ruby Reever
[Ruby Reeves] Isaac,Olie Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1905 Kansas Daughter

Richard Reeber
[Richard Reeves] Elizabeth A Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1843 Indiana Head
Elizabeth A Reeber
[Elizabeth A Reeves] Richard Nelson, Cloud, KS abt 1847 Ohio Wife

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 7 Jul 2007 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
From looking at the census, I believe that Max I. Reeves would be the son of Vernon Reeves, brother to Jess Reeves and uncle of Clifford M.. That would make Max Clifford's cousin. The question will be whether or not he is still alive as sometimes these listings are a few years old. So I will post the other Reeves that I found in Cloud county, perhaps they are sons.

U.S. Public Records Index
about Max I Reeves
Name: Max I Reeves
Birth Date: Jan 1925
Street address: 708 W 6th St
City: Concordia
County: Cloud
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66901
Phone Number: 785-243-4156
Record Number: 49480923
Household Members:
Name Est. Age Birth Year
Max Reeves
Max I Reeves 82 1925
-------------------
Drew Reeves Rr 1 Concordia Kansas 66901 785-243-4099 99240441
Drew Reeves Rr 2 Concordia Kansas 66901 785-243-7859 204635176
Drew Reeves Rr 1 Concordia Kansas 66901 785-243-4099 159920491
Drew Reeves Po Box 150 Concordia Kansas 66901 785-243-4099 40964265

Kenneth Reeves 709 E 8th St Concordia Kansas 66901 785-243-6191 38078250

Drew Reeves also has addresses in Republic County, KS:
Drew Reeves Rr 2 Scandia Kansas 66966 785-243-7859 340226968
Drew Reeves Rr 2 Scandia Kansas 66966 785-243-7859 144733215

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 1:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Max Reeves is still alive and has the same phone number. I live in COncordia and have known him all my life.

Kathy Ashland

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 2:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kathy,
Thank you for your interest and response. I have posted the query on the Cloud County site. Perhaps someone will come forth with a family contact.
Thanks,
Harold Davis
hgdavis@bellsouth.net

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you not calling people, Harold?

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 8 Jul 2007 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Kathy,
Yes I am calling people, when time permits. I use every source I can think of to locate these families, newspapers, Libraries, genealogistic, historians, and all help I can muster. Thank you for your interest.
Harold Davis

Re: POW/MIA Korean War, Republic Co. REEVES

Posted: 19 Jul 2007 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for your interest and help, I am still looking.
Thanks
Harold Davis
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