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Thread: Famous Relative

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    Senior Member qbquilts's Avatar
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    A woman discovered she had a famous relative named Remus Reid:

    Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.

    And now, for the rest of the story:

    Only one picture exists of Mr. Reid. On the back, it says,"Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    A woman discovered she had a famous relative named Remus Reid:

    Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.

    And now, for the rest of the story:

    Only one picture exists of Mr. Reid. On the back, it says,"Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."
    That's too funny!!! :mrgreen:

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    FUNNY :D - Just shows ya never know for sure if ya really want to "dig up" info about your ancestors :roll: :XD:

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    That is way my luck would go

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    That's a good one.

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    shows how you can put a totaly different spin on things now we know how polititions make there election promises

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindy-2
    shows how you can put a totaly different spin on things now we know how polititions make there election promises
    YES - UNFORTUNATELY FOR US :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :-(

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    That was great. Gave me a good chuckle.

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    Two sides to every story :wink: :D:D:D

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    OH and you forgot to say he's Harry Reid's GGG Uncle...
    Harry Reid Majority leader in the US Senate...Democrate

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