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  • ID: I73330
  • Name: Charles Keller REED
  • Given Name: Charles Keller
  • Surname: REED 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 Apr 1851 in Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA 2
  • Death: 11 Mar 1921 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida, USA
  • Burial: Mar 1921 Barrington, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Event: Forest Hill Cemetery Burial Place Barrington, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Event: hardening of the arteries Cause of Death
  • Occupation: taxidermist and dealer in naturalists Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
  • Note:
    Charles Keller Reed - Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist, Author,
    and Publisher of Nature Books, illustrated in natural colors by
    his son Chester A. Reed.
  • Event: Charles Keller Reed is a 5th Cousin 3 times removed tothis compiler, Robert E. Fitzgerald. Relationship
  • Event: Resided 1880 Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • _UID: ECDA40AD395146DFBC3B5AA5CCBAB5EC7F0F
  • Change Date: 10 Mar 2011 at 08:35
  • Note:
    Charles Keller Reed was born in Huntington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts April 20, 1851, the son of Samuel Worcester Reed and Adeline Norton. He married Carrie Bosworth (1852-1942) in 1873, and together they had four children, including Chester Albert Reed (b. 1876 in Worcester). In 1879 he was working as a painter at the Lunatic Hospital in Worcester. Reed acquired his naturalist, hunting, and taxidermy business in the 1880's from Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929), who went on to become a noted author and Ornithologist to the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture. In the 1890 Worcester City Directory Reed is listed as a seller of naturalists' supplies and also as a dealer in glass eyes, oval glass wall shades, taxidermy and taxidermist supplies. He later became a taxidermist and dealer in minerals, birds' eggs and skins, shells, books and naturalists' supplies in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Reed advertised ornithological materials in The Museum and The Oologist magazines in 1894, and offered mineral collections for sale in the May, June and July 1895 issues of The Exchangers' Monthly. Beginning in 1901 he also published American Ornithology, "the best illustrated bird magazine ever published." As the 19th century began, he and his son, Chester A. Reed, shifted their emphasis increasingly toward ornithologists and wildflower collectors, and published a series of popular field guides on birds and flowers. By 1933 their bird guides had sold more than 600,000 copies. In 1904 the New York Audubon Society accused him of taking birds or birds' eggs in violation of Massachusetts game laws, and a year later he decided to sell his remaining stock of birds' eggs to Frank H. Lattin (q.v.).

    References:
    BARROW, m.v. Jr. (2000) The specimen dealer: entrepreneurial natural history in America's Gilded Age. Journal of the History of Biology, 33, 493-534.
    MAY, J. B. (1928) Edward Howe Forbush: A biographical sketch. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 39, 33-72.
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    Books by Chester Albert Reed and Chester K Reed:
    http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/creator/6045

    Charles Keller2 Reed (Samuel Worcester1) was born 20 Apr 1851 in Huntington, Hampshire, MA, and died 11 Mar 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida. He married Caroline (Carrie) Smith Bosworth 06 Jul 1873 in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island. She was born 21 May 1852 in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, and died 14 Jan 1942 in East Orange, New Jersey.

    Notes for Charles Keller Reed:
    Charles Keller Reed - Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist, Author,
    and Publisher of Nature Books, illustrated in natural colors by
    his son Chester A. Reed.

    Mr. Charles K. Reed was born April 20, 1851 (same month and
    day of the month as his Father) at Huntington, Mass. His father
    built a very pretty home in Huntington just before his marriage
    April 26, 1848 to Adaline Norton, daughter of Capt. Jabez and
    Mary Fuller (Foster) Norton born Feb. 3, 1831 East Machias,
    Maine. Her early ancestor being Nicholas Norton who went to
    Martha's Vineyard in 1642 with Gov. Thomas Mayhew who is also an
    ancestor. The Nicholas Norton homestead (near the Pumping
    Station at Cottage City which was once a part of the homestead)
    which we visited in 1906, had been the home of seven generations
    and now probably one or two more generations are added to the
    number. Nordica (Lillian Norton) of Maine whose father was
    Edwin Norton had the same ancestor Nicholas Norton. Mr. Reed's
    father was a Photographer at the time of his marriage, or maker
    of Daguerreotypes, as they were then called, of which we have
    many made by him.

    His father sold his home and went to Ashland, Mass. in 1853
    where a daughter Ida was born November 1854. He then moved to
    South Boston in 1855 when Charles was 4 years old as he was into
    Ship Chandlery business (a warehouse for supplies for Merchant
    Vessels), living in Boston until 1865. The two children were
    educated in the public schools of Boston. His father made
    another move in 1865 to Providence, R. I. and engaged in Real
    Estate business until 1876 when he went to Wrights, Santa Clara
    County, California to engage in fruit growing. He built a
    California home on his arrival there, but soon sold that and
    built a third home, finally exchanging the latter for city
    property, went to Oakland and Berkeley, California where he died
    Jan. 30, 1921. Miss. Ida, a sister of Charles K. Reed, was one
    of the best teacher's of the piano in California and Church
    Organist for forty years until her death.

    Mr. Charles K. Reed's greatest achievement was the one
    which did the most good to the greatest number of people -
    Namely his publishing a series of books in natural colors of
    birds and flowers. The first being "Bird Guide - Land Birds
    East of the Rockies" in 1905, it being a convenient size to take
    into the field, size of a postcard. He advertised them by
    circular to schools and teachers all over the U. S. and Canada,
    then followed "Water Birds", "Game Birds", and "Birds of Prey",
    finally the "Western Bird Guide". The three containing every
    species of birds in North America in color. Many have testified
    in later years that chose little Guides in natural colors gave
    them the first means of identifying the birds they saw. "Flower
    Guide" of wild flowers followed.

    In 1886, Mr. Charles K. Reed was one of a party of 7 men
    going to Florida for the study and collection of birds. Other
    members were Edward W. Forbush, H. L. Rand, John Farley, Frank
    Morse, and two others. They bought a boat when they first
    landed at Rockledge naming it "The Seven Yanks". They spent
    three months camping on Merritt's Island , and in cruising
    around Indian River, collecting and studying birds. One day in
    hunting two of the party were lost in the tramping of the wooded
    swamps, they finally saw the glimmer of a light in a negro hut,
    on reaching it they asked him if he knew the way to camp, sure
    he replied, and taking his lantern, guided them back to camp,
    they often stepped on an unseen alligator in the bogs. When
    walking one eve on the shore, Mr. Reed caught a Brown Pelican by
    the neck asleep. There was a great fluttering, but he did not
    lose the bird. (Copy from Vol. page Am. Ornithology).
    In 1887, Mr. Reed opened a place of business for Taxidermy
    that is mounting birds and animals for preservation. He also
    kept all supplies for a Taxidermist, Botanist, and Entomologist,
    and for sale a large collection of shells, minerals,
    butterflies, etc. (Biography written by Carrie Reed).
    3



    Father: Samuel Worcester REED b: 15 Dec 1837 in Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
    Mother: Adaline NORTON b: 3 Feb 1831 in East Machias, Washington Co., Maine, USA

    Marriage 1 Caroline Smith BOSWORTH b: 21 May 1852 in Barrington, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
    • Married: 6 Jul 1873 in Barrington, Bristol Co., Rhode Island 4
    • Change Date: 24 Nov 2009
    Children
    1. Has No Children Bertha May REED b: 16 Mar 1874 in Rhode Island
    2. Has Children Chester Albert REED b: 10 Jan 1876 in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
    3. Has No Children Ralph Warner REED b: 26 Feb 1878 in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
    4. Has Children Mona Alma REED b: 18 Jul 1892 in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA

    Sources:
    1. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Mass. from 1635 - 1902
      Title: The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Mass. from 1635 - 1902
      Author: John Ludovicus Reed
      Publication: Baltimore, MD
      Date: 3 Jan 1902
      Text: Available on-line at:

      http://patriot.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH8&CISOPTR=18674
      Page: Page 262
      Quality: 3
    2. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Reed Genealogy
      Title: The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Mass. from 1635 - 1902
      Author: John Ludovicus Reed
      Publication: Baltimore, MD, 1901
      Date: 3 Jan 1902
      Page: Page 227
      Quality: 3
    3. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Reed Genealogy
      Title: The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Mass. from 1635 - 1902
      Author: John Ludovicus Reed
      Publication: Baltimore, MD, 1901
      Date: 3 Jan 1902
      Page: Page 329
      Quality: 3
    4. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Reed Genealogy
      Title: The Reed Genealogy: Descendants of William Reade of Weymouth, Mass. from 1635 - 1902
      Author: John Ludovicus Reed
      Publication: Baltimore, MD, 1901
      Date: 3 Jan 1902
      Page: Page 227
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