1865–1951

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 30, 1865, near Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia.

Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Plea­sure Val­ley, West Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Ma­riah’s Cha­pel Ce­me­te­ry, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia.

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Biography

Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time.

In 1939, the Am­er­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Am­er­i­can mu­sic by award­ing her a small week­ly bonus.

Sources

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