My Relationship : 3nd Cousin 3 Times Removed
Father: Issac Newton REDUS
Mother: Bethelia WRAY
Birth: 12 Jul 1900, Pittsburg, Texas
Death: 19 Jan 1979, Florida
Burial: Laurel Land, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Military Service : Served in Navy during World War II.
Changed name from Redus to Reedus and is the same for his decendants.
Mechanical Engineer for Braniff Airlines.
Newspaper article (about 1926)
GOB MAKES LAMPS FROM BIG SHELLS
During his spare time, J. D. Redus of the United States navy station atthe
United States submarine base in Honolulu, made two lamps fromgunshells and
presented one to his mother, Mrs. I. N. Redus and the otherto his sister Mrs.
W. C. Surratt, Jr., both of Dallas.
One of the lamps is made from a shell that is larger than the
Frenchseventy-five. The shell was polished and a flower design hammered on
theside. A native wood of the Hawaiian Islands was used for a base of
thelamp. A small lamp was made from a one-pound bullet.
Both the lamps are on exhibit in the windows of the Howell Furniturecompany.
Redus is 26 years old, and is now serving his fourth year inthe navy. He is
expected to return to Dallas at the end of the year.
Note: Mrs. I. N. Redus entered her lamp in the State Fair of Texas
(yearunknown) and it won first place in the Art Metal Specimen division.(from
newspaper clipping saved by Mrs. I. N. Redus) GT