John Strobia Reat Famiy Reunion. Son of J. F. & E. Lincecum Reat.
of o7 the inventory be due) each any current valuation of involves in is be FAMILY REUNION ATGJDDJNGS IS GALA whi"h Income Special toThe News. Giddings. Tex., Jan. 8.--Christmas day of the year Just ended was an unusually gala" occasion for Mr.' and Mrs. John Strobia Reat of this town because In addition to the l usual significance of the occasion their home was the scene of a family reunion reunion that day which brought the children and grandchildren together under the parental roof for the first time in years. In all ther"e were forty-one membirs of the family, by blood and marriage, present for the festivities which included besides .the big event of the day the Christmas dinner, a visit in the afternoon from photographer Meyer, who took a picture of the family group. In tbe Gitocr SHOWING MR: AND MRS. joit_\ s. HEAT, CHILDREN ASD GRANDCHILDREN. l evening after supper members of the family gathered ubout the organ and sang until bed time. Half a dozen strong bass voices, three baritones, two altos and five strong sopranos gave forth a volume of song- that made the walls ring. The first arrivals from out of town .for the reunion were Mrs. G. M. Attaway. Attaway. a daughter, Mr. Attaway and two children of Logansport. La., who arrived AVednesday before Christmas. Christmas. Another daughter. Mrs. W. R. Standefer. Mr. Standefer and son Billy of Houston, were also visitors of several days in the home. Mrs. G. B. Wheeler and Mr. Wheeler of Lexlagton arrived the day before Christmas and on Christmas Day the arrivals Included: J, A. Reat and family and Grover D. Reat of Dime Box; and Hobson H. Reat of Tanglewood. Tanglewood. In addition to the immediate family, Mr. Reat's two brothers and sister were present, J. T. Reat and Mrs. M. J. Duty of Dime Box and C. E. U. .Huckaby of Preeport. These . . . . increased the forty-four. reunion party to . John Strobia Reat came to -Texas from Mississippi with his parents, J. F. and E. Lincecum Reat in 1874 when he was sixteen years old. The family made the trip overland in wagons and stopped in Travis County County a year . or more before they finally finally settled -at Dime Box, Lee County, in 1876. Mr. Reat married Miss Ada Mc- Ginnls. dau'ghter of Colonel "W. L. and Mrs. Sarah McGinnis, at Dime Box Dec. 12, 1882.. They lived on a t'arm at pime Box twenty-eight years during which time eleven children '"were born to them, six girls and five boys. Two 'sons, S. B. of Dime Box. and J. A. Reat of Lexington, followed their father's occur pation as farmer. Two others of boys, T. M. Reat of Dime Box Hobson H. Reat of Tanglewuod, in the postal service as, rural carriers/ Box is , Grover D. Reat of Dime a school teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Reat moved to Giddings Dec. 10, 1909. where they resided since. Seven of their children children are married, four girls add three boys. Business has taken two single boys away from their parents' home. Two daughters. Misses Ruth and Nannie, live with their parents.