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Hannah Reed's sister was Evangeline (Molly) McKlevely of LA and her grandparents were Benjamin F. Rose, b. 5/2/1789, d. 1825 & Hannah Dilley, b. 6/20/1787 in Sussex Co. NJ, m. in 1809 and d. 1865. Her brothers were Culbertson F. Reed, b. 1/15/1833 Guernsey Co. OH and he m. Rebecca B. Raney and T. P. Reed, b. 1835.
Hannah and George Washington McLuen had at least four children. Frances Marion McLuen lived 70 years, 2 months and 4 days and he married Nora Downing on May 5, 1887 in Guthrie Co. IA. Their second child was Fannie Florence McLuen and she married George Parle, who was b. in Canada. They were married December 20, 1880. She was born in 1863 and died in 1956 and is buried in LA. They also lived earlier in Eau Claire WI and had 3 children, b. 1881, 1883 and 1888. Their third child was Benjamin Franklin McLuen, b. June 25, 1865 in Valley Twp. near Guthrie Center and he married Anna Eliza Lemon on May 5, 1887. He died October 3, 1913 and is buried in Union Cemetery in Guthrie Center Iowa. Their fourth child was Annie McLuen and she was born around 1871 and died in 1885 and is also buried at the Union Cem.
The obit in the Guthrie for July 2, 1931 reads as follows: McLuen, Francis Marion b in GC 24 Apr 1861 d here 28 June 1931 age 70y 2m 4d. He was the oldest in a fam of 4 sons & daus of George & Hannah MCLUEN. 5 May 1887 he m Miss Nora DOWNING. 2 children, a dau d in infancy & Carl who d as a young man in 1918 flu epidemic. MRS MC LUEN d when the dau was b. MR MC LUEN is survived by his mother age 90, his sis Mrs Fanny PARLE of Eu Claire WI. Interment in Bear Grove cem. p1 c1
- Anna Rose Reed, 54/55, Secondary quality.
Anna Rose was born in Guernsey county, Ohio. December 15, 1813, and was married to Samuel Reed in said county April 5, 1832. Moved to Guthrie Center in October, 1856. The family was six weeks on the way. The Reeds built and opened for service the first hotel or tavern in Guthrie Center. It stood at the northeast corner of State and Fifth streets where the Standard Oil station is now located. The hotel stable faced on State street where the Rorick Brick Block and city hall now stand. In those days a stable or barn was necessary to house the teams of the travelers. This hostelry was called the Ohio Hotel, Mrs Hannah McLuen now living in the northeast part of town cooked and served the first hotel breakfast in Guthrie Center. The fear that the meal would not be ready on time and suit the guests kept her awake nearly all of the night before. Mrs. Reed's sweet, motherly character and excellent cooking endeared her to the traveling pubic and the Ohio Hotel did a good business and had an attractive and extensive reputation Buckwheat cakes, hot biscuits, honey and home made sausage and roast beef were the outstanding features of its menus. Mrs. Reed was the mother of eleven children, who came and settled in and about Guthrie Center, becoming farmers, soldiers, housewives and one, a preacher. She and her husband left the hotel and improved a fine homestead out on Brushy in Victory township, now the beautiful home of L. H. Ervin. November 20, 1890, Grandma Reed, much loved, and greatly respected, folded her hands and gave place in the ranks of the living to others, leaving rich and delightful memories with all those whose privilege it was to have known her. [Mother of Hannah Louisa Reed McLuen]
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