biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EMORY REED, of Pleasant Grove Township, is a farmer and merchant. He was born in Jefferson County, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1853, but while still a mere child his parents removed to Sheboygan County, Wis., where they lived until 1868, going thence to Mower County, Minn., where they lived until 1876, when they came to Iowa and resided for a period of five years, locating in this county in 1881. Mr. Reed is proprietor of a general store at Barnes City, carries a well-assorted stock of goods and is doing an excellent trade, and is also the owner of a farm of 130 acres of good land, well improved and in a good state of cultivation, and combining the two branches of business, both of which he manages with ability and skill, is succeeding financially. In 1878 Mr. Reed waa united in marriage with Miss Ella Harper, and to them have been born four children-Ollie S., Millie, Effie and Willie. Mr. R. is an active member of the Republican party, and a warm supporter of its principles, and takes great interest in the success of its candidates for office. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Our subject has shown himself to be a man of more than ordinary ability in the management of his affairs, is a reader and thinker, and fully qualified to express himself upon all questions that come before the people for their decision. In his various relations with the world he measures up to the full standard of good citizenship, and enjoys the full confidence of all with whom he comes in contact, either in the social relations of life or in a business way.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy