Reynolds, Nelson R. 1842-1934
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/22/2017 at 17:39:06
Civil War Veteran Succumbs; Funeral Last Saturday
Nelson R. Reynolds, aged 93 years, a former judge of the probate court and for a number of years a member of the 21st Iowa Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, passed away at the Soldiers' Military Home in Sawtelle on Thursday, September 20. The family residence in Arcadia is at 1020 West Duarte road.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary M. Reynolds, and a son, C.W. Reynolds, of Honolulu. The pair have led a very interesting and active life, and during this past year celebrated their golden wedding anniversary*, receiving many friends and relatives throught the day.
The deceased was a native of New York city and had lived in La Verne, Rock county, Minnesota, for fifty-three years and in California for the past ten years.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 22, from the chapel of Turner, Stevens and Turner, in Alhambra, and interment was at the San Gabriel cemetery, next to his son, who passed away seven years ago.
Mrs. Reynolds is ill in the Alhambra hospital and was unable to attend the funeral.
~The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, Friday, September 28, 1934
Notes: Nelson R. Reynolds, a member of Co. G, 21st IA Inf. enrolled on 8/14/1862 at McGregor, Iowa. Mustered in at Dubuque, IA on 8/22/1862. Mustered out 6/2/1865. More info. about N.R. Reynolds is in the Military Records on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb site. Mrs. Reynolds was nee Mary May Stoddard, d/o Rev. Isaac Stoddard, who removed from Connecticut to Clayton co. Iowa with his family in 1855.
*They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, not their golden (50th) anniversary.
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Card of Thanks
I wish to extend sincere thanks to all friends and helpers who so kindly assisted in our recent loss and illness; to the Arcadia papers for inserting events, and to the Legionnaires who extended assistance. Judge Reynolds wore* a Legion button presented to him by the governor of Minnesota, his old home, for making speeches for their benefit. Also for the profusion of flowers given.
Mrs. N.R. Reynolds
~The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, October 19, 1934
*I believe this means he was wearing a Legion button while in his casket...
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