Francis Anna Mae Reeder1

F, #39, b. 14 February 1884, d. 1 July 1957
Relationship
Great-grandmother of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder b. between 1843 and 1850, d. before 3 May 1899
Mother*Frances A Rodgers b. between 1850 and 1852, d. before 3 May 1899
Anna Mae Sadler
     Other sources show Francis was born in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, on 22 February 1878.2 Other sources show Francis Anna Mae Reeder was born on 14 February 1885 in Missouri, USA.3
     Francis Anna Mae Reeder was born on 14 February 1884 in Missouri, USA.4,5 Other sources show Francis Anna Mae Reeder was born on 14 February 1882 or 1884 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA.1 She was the daughter of George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder and Frances A Rodgers.
     Francis Anna Mae Reeder was listed as George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder's daughter on the 1880 US Federal Census in Little Prarie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, enumerated 8 June 1880.6 Her age was listed as 2. She was shown as born in Missouri. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Tennessee.6
     Her common name was Annie Frank Reeder.
     Photo of Anna Mae Reeder (#39) Sunday School Class at Sunday School Class, Oran, Scott County, Missouri, USA. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)
Anna Mae Reeder's Sunday School Class

     Frank Royer Herrell married Francis Anna Mae Reeder, daughter of George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder and Frances A Rodgers, in Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, on 3 May 1899 . witnessss were W.D. Hudgings and John Docking. They were married by Johathan Abbott, a minister of the gospel.7,1,2
     Francis originally lived in Louisiana. Later the family moved to Arkansas. After her parents death, she moved to Tennessee to live with her sister Ida. It was in Tennessee that Francis met Frank.

As a child, Francis had her own room in a house on a bayou in Louisiana. It was not unusual for cottonmouth snakes to climb into the rafters.

As a young girl, Francis, would attend dances in a horse and buggy. All of her family played violin, guitar, or piano.

Francis youngest brother went to high school. This was unheard of in those days unless one had money.      

Francis was only 16 when her parents and brother Harvey died in an influenza epidemic within three weeks of each other. This was about 1899. After their death she moved in with her sister and brother-in-law, Ida and Will Hudgens. Her father had been a man of means. After his death, Francis' older sister's husband, Will Hudgins, took over the financial affairs. Francis never received her inheritance. She and Frank Herrell were married shortly afterward.

Frank and Francis Ann's original marriage certificate shows that they were married in Pemiscot County, Missouri in the bride's residence (Francis was living with her sister, Ida, so they were actually married at Ida and Will Hudgen's home) on May 3, 1899 by Jonathan Abbott,M.G. ? Minister of the Gospel. Witnesses were W.D. Hudgings (Francis' nephew) and John Dockery. Margie Seago (nee Sadler) has a copy of the marriage certificate.

Francis worked for Bell Telephone in 1918. She worked there off and on for four years.

Francis was widowed at the age of 30. She remarried at 36. Those years were difficult for her and ruined her health.

According to information extracted from the records of William Neale Herrell witnesses at Gus and Francis wedding were Elbert D. Oliver, Minister, and Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Dellingham. E.D. Owen officiated at Anna's second marriage to Gustave Sadler. Francis and Gus were married for 36 years.

Gus worshipped his wife. Gus and Francis were very loving to each other throughout their marriage. Francis had led a very hard life prior to marrying Gus.

Francis was in menopause when her youngest child, Margie, was born. She would frequently talk to her daughter about her family and children and Papa Herrell, her first husband.

Francis made all of Margie's clothes, including coats, until Margie was 14.

Margie was 35 at the time of her mother's death. Anna is buried with her second husband, Gus in New St. Marcus Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. They are in the southeast corner of block 29.

Francis frequently spelled the family names as Saddler and Reader. Saddler was actually the original spelling, but the second "D" was dropped somewhere along the line.

Some records indicate that Francis was named Anna Francis Reeder and others indicate that it was Francis Anna May Reeder.

     Francis Anna Mae Reeder was also known as Frances spelled the names Saddler and Reader.1
     Francis Anna Mae Reeder was listed as Frank Royer Herrell's wife on the 1900 Federal Census in Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, enumerated 27 June 1900.8
Film T623 880 - 1900 US Federal Census, Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missour, Page 13B

     Anna Mae Herrell was listed as Frank Royer Herrell's wife on the 1910 US Federal Census of Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, enumerated 13 April 1910.9 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 32. She was born in Missouri. She was married. She had been married 11 years. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She was the mother of 6 children, 5 are still living.9 She spoke English.9
     Francis worked at Bell Telephone Company, USA, in 1918.10
     Anna Mae Herrell was listed as the head of household on the 1920 US Federal Census of Oran, Sylvania Township, Scott County, Missouri, enumerated 28 January 1920. Also living in the house were, her sons, Maze Charles Herrell, Floyd Bible Herrell and Cecil Dewey Herrell, her daughters, Murlie May Herrell, Lavada Margarette Herrell and Loice Beatrice Herrell. Her age at her last birth date was listed as 38. She was born in Missouri. She was widowed. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Tennessee.11 . She rented her home.11 She did not attend school since September 1, 1919. She was able to read. She was able to write. She was able to speak English.11
     Gustave McCager Sadler married Francis Anna Mae Reeder, daughter of George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder and Frances A Rodgers, in Oran, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on 7 November 1920.12,1
Other sources show she married Gustave McCager Sadler on 1 November 1920.10
     Personal Prayer List
My Promise to God

I promise God that I will make out and maintain a daily prayer list and that i will spend a few moments each day praying for each individual.

My Heart's Desire and Prayer to God for
1. Murril Herrell
2. M.C. Herrell
3. F.B. Herrell
4. Cecil Herrell
5. Lavada Herrell
6. Lois Herrell
7. all the unsaved

is that they might be saved

signature: Mother Mrs. Sadler
Address: 2813 So 18th St
Date: March 13, 1929
on 13 March 1929 at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.13
Anna Mae Sadler's Prayer List

     Photo of Anna Mae Sadler (#39) . Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)
Anna Mae Sadler

     Francis Anna Mae Reeder and Gustave McCager Sadler lived at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, on 7 April 1930.5
     Anna Sadler was listed as Gus Sadler's wife on the 1930 US Federal Census of St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, enumerated 7 April 1930.5 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 45. She was born in Missouri. She was married and was 16 years old at the time of her first marriage. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Tennessee. She did not attend school or college after September 1, 1929.5 . Her occupation was operator. She worked in the telephone industry. Worker class was listed as W. She was currently working.5 She was able to read and write. She was able to speak English.5

     Photo of Anna Mae Sadler (#39). Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)

Anna Sadler

     Photo of Anna Mae Sadler (#39) in 1931. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)
Anna Mae Sadler -- 1931

     Anna Sadler and Anna sent a letter to Floyd Bible Herrell on 28 June 1933.
St Louis, MO
6-28-1933
Dearest Floyd,
Your card rec. Sorry Florence is not getting along so well. I sure worry about her. let me hear from you often. Tell her to take care of herself. Does the baby worry her much if there is anything you need me for let me know. Gus is coming along OK with his work only he was sick the past week and lost some time. Will write you in a day or so Tell Florence I am thinking of her. Love from mother to all.14

     Card for Florence Edna Homan sent by Anna Sadler to Floyd Bible Herrell in July 1933.
Sumpathy Card for Florence Herrell

     Cecil Dewey residing at at 208 Zeppo Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, and Anna Marie, Francis Anna Mae, Gustave McCager, Murlie May, Kimble Jones and Loice Beatrice sent a letter to Floyd Bible Herrell on 5 July 1933 .

Dear Floyd,

     Your telegram today. We are all grieved to hear the sad news.
     Regret that we are unable to come. But send our Deepest sympathy to you and Bill and the family.
     We've all been praying that she would be spared to you but He knows best. He must have needed her.
     We only wish some of us could be with you now. Lois is trying to arrange to come and perhaps Mom. They'll let you know.
     We're all thinking of you & Bill & you'll understand I know if we can't come.
     This goes for all the family old man. I told them I'd wire or write you for all. Remember we're all thinking of you & you must feel free to call on us if you need us.
     All we can say is "we're sorry" - maybe someday he'll help us to understand why it had to be.
     Give our regards to the family.
     Love to you & Billie & our sympathy.

Always,
Cecil, Marie & kiddies
Mother Gus & Family
Muriel & Kim
Lois & Al.15

     Francis Anna Mae Sadler received a letter from Floyd Bible Herrell,residing at in Strasburg, Cass County, Missouri, USA, on 8 July 1933.


     Dear Mama..

     Sorry none of you were able to come yesterday, However I undersand how hard it is to get away during these days.

     Received a nice telegram from Lavada and her husband.

     Had a large crowd at funeral lots of friends, The church not near large enough to accomidate them all. There were lots and lots of lovely flowers, Including a nice-- wreath from telegraphers from Mo Pac Telegraphers. My expenses are awful heavy now but I dont care, Everything was done to save her that was possible, She was in St Lukes Hospital with spec nurses, and good specialest's She was only there two days though. (Kansas City)

     Mama of course you know I have the boy to look after now, and a part of my things I have to move some where, I dont feel like staying on these people any longer. I will be working a large part of the time I expect, and will have some one to take care of Billy, Hes awful good and not much trouble, - But he needs some one to put him to bed at nights-. He starts to school in September. Now I have thought of leaving him here, they all are wanting to keep him-----But I dont want them to keep him, I want to raise him the way I want to.

     Would you have room there for us? And would you mind helping me take care of him? Of course Id expect to help out with things when I get started and some of my debts cleared. You can talk this over with Gus. And what ever you all say will be agreeable with me.

     Im leaving my bed room suite here with the folks, as a token of appreciation of what they have done for us. The radio, oil stove, and the rest of the things I will bring with me Mama You think this over and write me as soon as you can and let me know what to do, So I can make arrangements immediately.

     Hope you all are well, Lots of love

     Your son,

          Floyd,

               Strasburg Mo.16

     Francis Anna Mae Sadler, residing at (an unknown value), was listed as the person who would always know the address of on his WWII draft registration card.17 She and Maze Charles Herrell received a letter City of Portland
Department of Public Safety
Eal Riley, Commissioner
Bureau of Police

File no. 9286

March 31, 1947

Mrs. G.M. Sadler,
2647 S. Armand Place
St. Louis 4, Mo.

Dear Madam:

In reply to your inquiry concerning the death of your son, Maze C. Herrell, please be advised that we are forwarding your letter to the coroner who will reply to it.

Yours truly,

L.V. Jenkins, Chief of Police

By Capt. Jim Purcell, Jr.
Chief of Detectives on 31 May 1947.

     Residing at at 2647 Armanda, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, and Francis Anna Mae and Gustave McCager sent a letter to William Neale Herrell, residing at Gasconade, Missouri on 10 April 1948 .          St Louis MO
          4-10-1948

     Dearest Bill and Verna,

Well how is the world serveing you by this time. I suppose you are both busy with Bill working a full time job. and you Verna. I know you have plenty to do taking care of that little old Sweet Husband of yours. but any way first I want to thank you for the picture it is perfect of both of you. I was so Happy to get it. I
cried now isn't that something, but it is so pretty. in fact, I think you kids could break the movies it is marvelous of both of you. I am so proud of it. That was the sweetest thing you could have done. Thanks a million. Again children write me when you get time. I love to hear from you. I have been sick the last 3 weeks. Well thats me you can expect anything to happen. Billy hun, I had another recording from Cecil and he said he was leaving home April 24 for Washington and Collumbus Ohio to attend the Radio Editors Convention. Until May 3rd. Then he is contemplating on stopping over in St Louis. Arrive here May 4th and be here until May 6. He said he would love to see you and meet Verna. And he wondered if you could arrange to come in about that time. I do hope you can. I think your Dad b will be back by then. Don't forget the date May 4th -- Well my pen is going dry so I must cut this short and make Grandpa some dressing. That is one of the main items in his life. I had a card from your Dad and they seem to be keeping warm in Florida. Well, Write to me when you have time you old sweeties. I'll be seeing you. By now. Love Grand & Grandpa.18

     Anna Mae Sadler (#39) used to tell people's fortunes with a deck of cards.19
     Anna visited with a spiritualist on a regular basis.20

     Photo of Anna Mae Sadler. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)

Anna Mae Sadler

     A cemetery marker was purchased for Maze Charles Herrell on 28 June 1951 from Lusicic Monument Company, 7349 Gravois Avenue, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA. It was purchased by Anna Sadler. The purchase price was $80.21

     Bill was sad with Anna died. He had promised to buy her a red dress and he never did.20
     Francis died on 1 July 1957 at 2647 Armand Place, St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA, at age 73. Gustave McCager Sadler provided the information on the death certificate.1,3
     Francis Anna Mae Reeder served as a pallbearer at the funeral service for Francis Anna Mae Reeder on 5 July 1957 at McLaughlin's Funeral Home, 2301 Layfayette, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.3 She was buried on 5 July 1957 in the New St Marcus Cemetery located in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA. in block 29.4,1,3

     Picture of cemetery marker taken by Sheila Altenbernd (#172.)
Anna Mae Sadler Headstone
Last Edited=3 October 2020

Children of Francis Anna Mae Reeder and Frank Royer Herrell

Child of Francis Anna Mae Reeder and Gustave McCager Sadler

Citations

  1. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  2. [S99] Unknown household, 1900 unknown record type, unknown repository address, unknown repository.
  3. [S727] Anna Sadler (#39), Death Certificate file no. 26526 registration no. 6190 (July 26, 1957), unknown repository, unknown repository address (Document Source Number: 00039-1957-07-03-01). Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  4. [S237] Unknown repository address, Anna Mae and Gus Sadler Cemetery Marker; Read by Sheila Sue Altenbernd.
  5. [S452] Gus Sadler household, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Independent City, Missouri, population schedule, town of St Louis, enumeration district (ED) 96-413, supervisor's district (SD) 9, sheet 12A, dwelling 157, family 254, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.genealogy.com . Hereinafter cited as 1930 Census - Missour - St Louis - Sadler.
  6. [S1132] George Reeder (#32) household, June 8, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Pemiscot County, Missouri, population schedule, town of Little Prarie Township, enumeration district (ED) 40, supervisor's district (SD) 2, sheet 586, dwelling 121, family 121, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.ancestry.com . Hereinafter cited as Reeder, George (#32) - 1880 Census.
  7. [S167] Herrell (#39), Francis - Marriage Certificate.
  8. [S381] Frank Herrell (#27) household, Census 1900, Pemiscot County, Missouri, population schedule, Little Prairie Township, Enumeration District (ED) 93, sheet 13B, dwelling 248, family 255, National Archives micropublication T623 880, viewed on ancestry.com - May 2006.
  9. [S1497] Frank Herrell (#27) household, April 13, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Pemiscott County, Missouri, population schedule, town of Little Prairie Township, enumeration district (ED) 128, supervisor's district (SD) 12, sheet 6A, dwelling 100, family 102, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.familysearch.org . (Document Source Number: 00027-1910-04-13-01). Hereinafter cited as Herrell,Frank (#27) 1910 Missouri Census.
  10. [S239] Herrell Family, Sadler, Anna (#39) - Family Record (n.p.: n.pub., November 19, 1926); Presently in the possession of Sue Myers (#130), unknown location . Hereinafter cited as Family Record.
  11. [S1498] Anna Herrell (#39) household, January 28, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Scott County, Missouri, population schedule, town of Sylvania Township, enumeration district (ED) 199, supervisor's district (SD) 12, sheet 7B, dwelling 140, family 143, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.familysearch.org . (Document Source Number: 00039-1920-01-28-01). Hereinafter cited as Herrell,Anna (#39) 1910 Missouri Census.
  12. [S164] Marriage Certificate.
  13. [S1118] Anna Sadler (#39); Sadler, Anna (#39) Prayer List, Prayer List.
  14. [S1119] Anna Sadler (#39) Floyd Herrell (#70). June 28, 1933 12230 W Washington Street, Avondale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, at.
  15. [S392] Letter from Cecil Herrell (#71) (208 Zeppo Street, St. Louis, Missouri) to Floyd Herrell (#70) (unknown recipient address), July 5, 1933; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  16. [S393] Letter from Floyd Herrell (#70) (Strasburg, Missouri) to Francis Sadler (#39) (unknown recipient address), July 8, 1933; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  17. [S1486] "WWII Draft Registration"; Ancestry.com; Provo, Utah, USA Accessed: May 2, 2020 Order Number: 11671. Hereinafter cited as "WWII Draft Registration."
  18. [S398] Letter from Anna (#39) Sadler (2647 Armanda, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA) to Bill Herrell (#128) (unknown recipient address), April 10, 1948; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  19. [S821] Personal knowledge of Verna Cottrell (#197) (Scottsdale, Arizona) , on November 29, 2008.
  20. [S712] Personal knowledge of Verna Cottrell (#197) (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) , on September 30, 2006.
  21. [S1120] Herrell, Maze (#69) Cemetery Marker Purchase, Cemetery Marker Invoice.
  22. [S1579] Muriel Sanders (#68), social security application Circa 1946, (Document Source Number: 00068-1946c-00-00-01).
  23. [S636] Maze Herrell (#69(, social security application 711-14-1330, July 24, 1937, Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico, USA.
  24. [S1140] Margie Seago Obituary, HorizonFunerals.Com, Ft Myers, Florida, January 21, 2013, http://www.horizonfunerals.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1918538&fh_id=13241 on February 16, 2013 . Hereinafter cited as HorizonFunerals.Com.
 
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