Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Hettie Reed

MRS. HETTIE REED, a resident of Parsons, Kansas, and an extensive land owner in Labette county, was born on a farm in Illinois in 1863, and is a daughter of Albert G. and Lucy M. (Rice) Burnett.

Albert G. Burnett was born in New York in 1823. He followed the occupation of a farmer, merchant and millwright. He moved to Kansas, and located six miles south of Parsons, where he bought a mill, which he operated until 1887. Mr. Burnett died in 1898. He was a Democrat in politics, and a very prominent man. He married Lucy M. Rice, who was born in New York in 1821, and died in 1895. They reared the following children, namely: Alvah; Hettie, the subject of this sketch; Mary; and James.

Hettie Burnett was very young when her parents moved to Knox county, Illinois, where she lived until her removal to Kansas. She was educated in Kansas, and grew to womanhood there. She was united in marriage with James Harvey Reed, January 19, 1882. James Harvey Reed was born in Ohio, and was reared on a farm. In 1865 he located in Labette county, Kansas, where he died in 1895. He was one of the most prominent farmers of the county, and his death was sincerely mourned by all. He was a man of pleasing personality, was charitable and kind to all, and a loyal and upright citizen. Mr. and Mrs. Reed were blessed with three children, namely: Albert D., James W. and Harvey R., who live in Denver, Colorado.

Mrs. Reed has 760 acres of farming land in Labette county. She also owns 120 acres of mineral land in Colorado, which produces gold, silver, copper and lead. Mrs. Reed rents her farms, and makes her home in Parsons, where she is universally esteemed.