Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     FRED REEVES.  This popular and well known young business man of Wenatchee is deserving of especial mention in any work that purports to outline the careers of the leading men of central Washington, and it is with pleasure that we grant to him representation.  He was born in Elsworth, Kansas, on September 8, 1874, the son of Isaac W. and Susan C. (German) Reeves, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  Our subject began his educational training in his native place and then with his parents came to Idaho, when he was fourteen.  They settled at Chloride, on the Pend d'Oreille, where they mined.  Later they came to Spokane and while the balance of the family soon went to Wenatchee, he remained in Spokane, working at various occupations and for a time kept books for the Standard Oil Company.  In 1893 Mr. Reeves resigned his position there and took an interest with his brother, who was in the printing business in Leavenworth.  Our subject was variously interested for some time and in 1899 bought one-half interest in the Advance, a paper formerly owned by his brother.  Later Mr. Reeves bought out his partner, A. H. Bosworth, and conducted the business alone until June, 1902, when he sold the entire plant to A. S. Lindsay.  Since then Mr. Reeves has devoted himself entirely to the study of law, which has always been his desire.  Formerly he gave much time to reading in this line, and in fact has always been storing his mind with legal lore.  One year since he was admitted to practice before the courts of the state and the future is bright with great promise of a splendid career for Mr.  Reeves in the legal profession.  He has already manifested an ability and native acumen, which, coupled with a first-class fund of information, place him abreast with the profession, where he stands exceedingly well.  In 1900 Mr. Reeves was a candidate for presidential elector on the democratic ticket.  In the same year he was secretary of the county central committtee and also held the same position in the chamber of commerce until the Commercial Club was organized, which merged all in itself in 1903.  Mr. Reeves is a member of the K. P., of the I. 0. 0. F., and the M. W. A.