Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameCharles Frederick REEVE 743
Birth7 Apr 1859, LEIGHTON BUZZARD Bedfordshire England
Death7 Mar 1941, LAUNCESTON Tasmania Australia
FatherCharles REEVE (1821-1893)
MotherFrances Mary DEVERELL (1823-1913)
Birth31 Jan 1856, Union Bank Union Street Birmingham
Death16 Feb 1941, Cheltenham Victoria Australia
Birth1856, England
Death1941, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.174
MotherAbigail DAVIS (1821-1897)
Marriage20 Apr 1880, LAUNCESTON Tasmania Australia
ChildrenEdith Faith (1881-1980)
 Jessie (1882-1968)
 Winifred (1885-1985)
 Ella Frances (1887-1978)
 Amy (1890-1948)
 Alice Emily (1893-1893)
 Charles Frederick (1895-1917)
Notes for Charles Frederick REEVE
Grandniece of Charles Reeve, Mary-Jane Hooker, writes that whilst Annie was Jewish, her husband Charles Reeve was an evangelist Christian missionary (which must have raised some interesting issues.)  Charles and his brothers and sisters were brought up as Quakers and came from Leighton Buzzard where there father was a brewer.  Obviously the family was very open to ideas and ready to take on challenges as many of the brothers emigrated to Australia often to do missionary work. 
Charles Reeve married Annie in Launceston Tasmania. Says Mary-Jane, “Charles (like all the family) was very convinced of his view on life ( I suspect you have to be as a missionary) and moved about Tasmania and he and Annie had children in various locations all over the stare – including one – Amy – who was born at the appropriately named place of Promised Land .. ( a small area near Sheffield on the NW coast of the state). Then they went off to India!  To spread more doctrine I believe had two more children  - on definitely in India and their final child and ONLY son possibly was born there as well.  Sadly the little girl died in India and their son also did in WWI in France – flying with the fledgling RAF force.

Sadly Annie and Charles died within a month of each other – Annie first in Victoria and Charles some 3 weeks later in Launceston.  
My mother always felt her father Charles’ brother, was very like – the two would clash on theological matters often with heated exchange and much vociferousness – my grandfather apparently was very disparaging of the India mission – believing the driving force of money may have been too influencing and not the purer reasons to embark on the trip – but who knows.”1444
Last Modified 8 Apr 2007Created 21 Mar 2024 by Jim Falk