Howard and Inez are Todd’s maternal grandparents.
Howard William Reece was born on June 23, 1914 in Shannon City, Iowa. His parents are Thomas Elmer Reece and Katherine Pamelia Hampton. He was the 4th of their 8 children. Read about Thomas and Katherine here.
Inez Faye Perkins was born on January 31, 1921 in Knowlton, Iowa. Her parents are Oatis Nelty Perkins and Laura May Ruby. She was the 10th of their 12 children. Read about Oatis and Laura here.
(Photo: Howard William Reece, Inez Faye Perkins Reece, and their daughter, in about 1945.)
On the 1920 US Census, Howard was 5. His father Thomas was 36 and mother Kate was 37. Siblings in the home were: Edna, age 14; Lela, age 9; Elmer, age 7; Leona, age 3; and Marion, age 1. They farmed in Ringgold County, Iowa.
On the 1930 US Census, Inez was 9, and lived with father Oatis, age 53, and mother Laura, age 45. They were farmers in Ringgold County, Iowa. Siblings in the home were: Clay, age 20; Maisel, age 16; Martin, age 14; Vildren, age 12; Carmel, age 11; Addie, age 7; and Goldie, age 4.
Meanwhile, Howard was 15. His father Thomas was 47 and his mother Kate was 47. They farmed in Ringgold County, Iowa. Siblings in the home were: Elmer, age 17; and Leona, age 13.
On the 1940 US Census, Inez was 19, and worked as a housekeeper for another family. Her father Oatis was 63 and widowed. Her brother Martin, age 24, was a farmer, and her sister Goldie, was 14. They lived in Ringgold County, Iowa. I can’t find Howard’s family on the 1940 US Census.
Howard and Inez were married on June 5, 1941, and they had 5 children.
(Photo: Howard William Reece & Inez Faye Perkins Reece.)
Howard died on August 8, 1982 in Creston, Iowa. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Inez died on September 12, 2005 in Creston, Iowa. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
The children of Howard William Reece & Inez Faye Perkins:
Patricia Mae Reece – Patricia was born and died on January 1, 1943. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
Howard Wayne Reece – Wayne was born on August 21, 1946 in Diagonal, Iowa. He served in Vietnam with the United States Marines. He died in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, on February 16, 1967. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
(Photo: Howard Wayne Reece)
Two sons, living