George Washington Franklin Reeder

M, #408, b. 14 February 1892, d. 1 March 1956
Great-granduncle of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder1 b. between 1843 and 1850, d. before 3 May 1899
Mother*Frances A Rodgers1 b. between 1850 and 1852, d. before 3 May 1899
     When Muriel as a child, her uncle Frank lived with them for awhile. He would have nightmares that scared Muriel and Herald.2

     George was born in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, on 14 February 1892.3,4,5,1 He was the son of George Washington (or Franklin) Reeder and Frances A Rodgers.1
     His common name was Frankie Jr.6
     His common name was Frank Reeder.
     George Washington Franklin Reeder was listed as William D Hudgins's brother-in-law on the 1900 US Federal Census in Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, enumerated 20 June 1900.5
His birth date was listed as February 1892, age 8. He was born in Missouri. His father was born in Tennessee. His mother was born in Indiana.5 . He attended school for 2 months.5
     George Washington Franklin Reeder married Female Unknown, before 1920.3
     George had four wives. The first one died shortly after their marriage in Oran, Missouri. There were no children. The second was Minnie Evelyn Ridenhour whom he married on February 29, 1920. There was a third wife, but no information is known about her. His fourth wife was Nellie Fisher.

George was a great pianist and entertainer until his death. He attended school in Arkansas in his teens. He was a very intelligent man and well educated.

The following obituary appeared in the March 3, 1956 issue of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

REEDER, FRANK, 2437 S. Eighteenth - Thurs. March 1, 1956, beloved father of Frank Reeder, Evelyn Goedeker, Marion J. Rector, our dear brother, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, and brother-in-law.

Funeral from McLaughlin's 2301 Lafayette Mon. 10:30 a.m. Interment New St. Marcus Cemetery.

     George Washington Franklin Reeder married Minnie Evelyn Ridenour, on 29 February 1920.3
     He resided at 2437 South Eighteenth, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, on 1 March 1956.7,1
     George died on 1 March 1956 in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, at age 64. The cause of death was subarachknaid hemmarhage.1,4,3,7
     The following item appeared
2437 S. Eighteenth, Thurs, March 1, 1974 beloved father of Frank Reeder, Evelyn Goedeker, Marion J. Reeder, our dear departed grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, and brother-in-law.
     Funeral from McLaughlin's 2301 Lafayette, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Interment New St Marcus Cemetery.7

His funeral was on 5 March 1956 at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Layfayette, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.7 He was buried on 5 March 1956 in the New St Marcus Cemetery located in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.7,4
Frank Reeder Cemetery Marker
Last Edited=29 May 2023

Family: George Washington Franklin Reeder and Female Unknown

Children of George Washington Franklin Reeder and Minnie Evelyn Ridenour


  1. [S811] Frank Reeder (#408), Death Certificate file no. 11303 registration no. 2257 (March 3, 1956),, Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main, PO Box 1747, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA, at (Document Source Number: 00408-1956-03-03-01). Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  2. [S267] Murlie May Herrell unknown date.
  3. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  4. [S199] Unknown repository address, George Washington Franklin Reeder Cemetery Marker, Reeder (#408) George - Cemetery Marker; READ BY Sheila Sue Altenbernd.
  5. [S381] William Hudgins (#410) household, Census 1900, Pemiscot County, Missouri, population schedule, Little Prairie, Enumeration District (ED) 93, sheet 8A, dwelling 142, family 145, National Archives micropublication T623 880, viewed on
  6. [S1834] Letter from Margie Seago (#443) (Ft Myers, Florida) to Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (7461 River Bend Circle, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, at) 2003. (2023). (Document Source Number: 00443-2003-00-00-01).
  7. [S205] Frank Reeder (#408) Obituary, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, March 3, 1956, page 8A . Hereinafter cited as St. Louis Post Dispatch.