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REYNOLDS, Naaman W. 1876-1955


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/13/2016 at 14:49:29

N. W. Reynolds Died Sunday

Naaman W. Reynolds who resided nearly all of his life in Grundy Center died at 1:30 Sunday morning in the Grundy hospital. He was 79 years old last February. He suffered a stroke six years ago which partially disabled him. There were a number of subsequent strokes. The last one was on Friday from which he was unable to recover. While his physical condition was weakened the past few years he was able to be up and around the house daily until the last month.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Grundy Center, February 8th, 1876. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reynolds, pioneer residents of Grundy Center. He attended school in Grundy Center and graduated from the local high school. After his graduation he became an apprentice in a local jewelry store and a short time thereafter he engaged in the jewelry business in Petersen, Iowa. While there he met his future wife, Minnie Hjelm. The couple resided in Petersen until 1903 when they came to Grundy Center. He purchased the jewelry store and business from Tom Wilson and continued in the jewelry business here until 1915 when he retired. For many years thereafter he was engaged in the management of several farms in Grundy county. Repairing and remodeling furniture and household fixtures became his hobby and as long as he was able, he maintained a well equipped shop in a shop building and adjoining his home, where he spent as much of his time as he wished.

Was Active in Masonry
Early in life Mr. Reynolds became affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Stars which he attended regularly during his active lifetime. A few years ago he was honored by his local lodge in a special service observing his 50 years as a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, one son Louis from Waterloo and one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Haren, Grundy Center. There are four surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John Reynolds, Grundy Center survives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Ferree Chapel. Burial was by the side of his father and mother in the Grundy Center cemetery. Rev. LeRoy Bauman, pastor of the Grundy Methodist church officiated at the services.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1955, pg 6


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