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.