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Reed, Axel Hayford "A.H."

House 1870 (District 6)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Wright


Date of Birth: 3/13/1835 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Hartford, Maine
Birth County: Oxford
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 1/21/1917
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: A.H.
City of Residence (when first elected): Glencoe
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant



State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota State Historical Society (Member); 1??? to 01/21/1917
Military: U.S. Army, 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company K (United States Civil War, Battles of Chickamauga, GA and Missionary Ridge, TN; Severely Wounded and Lost an Arm, Medal of Honor Recipient; Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, Sgt. Major, 2nd Lt., 1st Lieutenant); 08/05/1861 to 07/11/1865
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Chief Sergeant at Arms); 1868 to 1869
County Board/Commissioner: McLeod County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 1876 to 1878


Spouse: Hannah Antoinette Morrison (married on April 15, 1869)
Children: Four children: Cora Lydia, Nelly Antoinette, Axel Hayford Jr., Frank Elisha
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Frank Elisha Reed  - Son


Toensing lists his birth year as 1855. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1870 lists him as being 33 years old. The Minnesota Historical Society's 20th Biennial Report, p. 38 lists 1835. A photo of his gravestone also lists his birth year as 1835.

He came to Glencoe, Minnesota in November 1855.

He was severely wounded and lost his right arm in the battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863.

He was listed as being a Republican in the Minnesota Legislative Manuals, 1868 and 1869.

He published the Glencoe Enterprise newspaper from 1878-1889. (MHS)

He died at home in McLeod County, Minnesota. He was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.

Birth date and year, birth place, middle name, death location and burial, military service provided by the Minnesota Historical Society's 20th Biennial Report, and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Home of Heroes websites.

His first name was previously listed as "Alexander," but that appears to be erroneous.

Total Days Served: 364


12th Legislative Session (1870)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 06
Elected: 11/2/1869
Residence: Glencoe
Term of Office: 1/4/1870 to 1/2/1871
Counties Represented: Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Wright
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Not Available
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