Person:Julia Reece (3)

Julia L. S. Reece
m. 8 Feb 1849
  1. George Granvillle Reece1850 - Bef 1870
  2. Ann Jane Reece1852 - 1889
  3. William Alford Reece1854 - 1855
  4. Nancy Olive Reece1856 - 1925
  5. Julia L. S. Reece1858 - 1897
  6. Matilda Elizabeth Reece1859 - 1940
  7. Martha Ellen Reece1860 - 1941
  8. Ferdinand Beldon Reece1862 - 1942
  9. Ida May Reece1864 - 1916
m. 19 Feb 1885
  1. Hugh RashAbt 1887 - 1897
  2. Estella RashBtw 1888-1895 - 1897
  3. Reece Rash1896 - 1897
Facts and Events
Name Julia L. S. Reece
Gender Female
Birth[2] 17 May 1858 Indiana, United States
Alt Birth[1] 7 Aug 1858 Indiana, United States
Census[3] 1860 Clinton, Indiana, United States
Census[4] 1870 Putnam, Missouri, United States
Census[5] 1880 Putnam, Missouri, United States
Marriage 19 Feb 1885 Wayne, Iowa, United Statesto Clarence K. Rash
Death[6][7] 3 Feb 1897 Wayne, Nebraska, United Statesmurdered by husband in fit of insanity
  1. Letter, Reece Mayer, Aug. 1984, Secondary quality.

    Reece Family History, From Alice Fay Scott

  2. Email: Nedra Dickman Brill, Secondary quality.

    My grandmother Mary Elizabeth (Reece) Dickman Kruse (1884-1971) wrote a list of the children of William A. Reece [& Elizabeth Dunn]--I do not know her source for the information.
    **** my list shows Julia L. Reece born 17 May 1858

  3. Kirklin township, Clinton County, Indiana, in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653), HH 921, Family 906, Primary quality.

    ,William Reece, 40, male, farmer, Real Estate = [blank], Personal Estate = $150, b. Indiana
    , Elizabeth, 35, female, b. IN
    , George G., 9, male, b. IN, attending school
    , Ann J., 7, female, b. IN, attending school
    , Nancy A., 4, female, b. IN
    , Julia, 2, female, b. IN
    , Matilda E., 1, b. IN

  4. Sherman Township, Putnam County; FHL #0552300, in Putnam, Missouri, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 98, Family 98, Primary quality.

    Reese, Wm., age 50, farmer, value of real estate [blank], value of personal estate - $300, born IN, eligible to vote
    , Elizabeth, age 45, keeps house, born IN
    , Angeline, age 15, b. IN
    , Nancy, age 14, b. IN, attends school
    , Julia L., age 12, b. IN, attends school, cannot write
    , Matilda, age 11, b. IN, at school, cannot write
    , Martha, age 9, born IN, attends school
    , Ferd B., age 8, born IN, at school
    , Ida M., age 6, born IN

  5. York Township; FHL #1254711, in Putnam, Missouri, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 149, Family 152, Primary quality.

    Scott, David G., 28, farmer, b. PA, both parents b. DE
    , Ann J., 27, wife, keeping house, b. IN, both parents b. IN
    , Burton W., 4, son, b. MO
    , Alvanza M., 3, son, b. MO
    , Charley E., 1, son, b. MO
    Reece, Julia L. I., 22, sister-in-law, b. IN, both parents b. IN
    , Ida M., 15, sister-in-law, attending school, born IL [sic], both parents b

  6. CRAZED BY RELIGION, A Former Putnamite Kills his Wife and Three Children, in Unionville [Missouri] Republican [photocopy provided by Nedra Brill, 14 Oct 2007], p. 3, Wednesday, 3 February 1897, Secondary quality.

    Friday's metropolitan papers contained a dispatch from Wayne, Nebraska. "Doc" or C. K. Rash, formerly lived in this county and has two brothers--James and Frank--who reside in York township. He is also a brother-in-law of Orin Coffrin who resides about four miles north of this city, the two gentlemen marrying sisters by the name of Reece. The news of the tragedy has cast a bloom over the locality where the family was known. The dispatch which follows explains itself: Wayne, Neb., Jan. 18.--C. K. Rash returned home last night from a revival meeting and murdered his wife and three children. When the sheriff and coroners reached the house the dead bodies of Mrs. Rash and her ten year-old son lay on the floor, frightfully gashed, and the two younger children lay dead on their beds with their heads mashed to a jelly. The deed had been done with three pieces of soapstone. When the sheriff entered Rash was sitting in the window and made no offer of restance. [sic] It is supposed that Rash's mind had become unbalanced as the results of the excitement at the revival meetings.

  7. Nyberg, Dorothy Huse. History of Wayne County, Nebraska: its pioneers, settlement, growth and development together with a view of the territory in 1938. (Wayne Herald, 1938), p. 75, Secondary quality.

    “Tragedy entered the Clarence K. Rash home in Wayne county when Mr. Rash took the lives of his wife and children on February 3, 1897. Mr. Rash had attended revival meetings in Grace Methodist church two miles west and six south of Wayne [village]. The evening was cold. Rash stood by the stove during part of the service. On top of the stove was a soap stone about 18 inches long, with handle on one end. The minister kept this hot and used it to warm himself when returning home after the meeting. As Rash left the church he took with him the soap stone. The revival services seemed to arouse Rash’s fanaticism, and when he reached his home two miles south of the church he killed his wife, Mrs. Julia Rash, and his three little children, Hugh, Estella and Reece, with the stone. After the brutal deed Rash sat until the next day amidst the battered bodies of his family. When neighbors informed Sheriff Ed. Reynolds of the happening, the sheriff went to arrest Rash, who did not resist. He admitted having beaten the members of his family on the head with the soap stone.