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Samuel Reynolds 18025-1907


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 9/4/2022 at 11:41:06

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, September 12, 1907
page 3

Samuel Reynolds was born in Ohio, Oct. 4, 1825; departed this life Sept. 8, 1907, aged 81 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was the seventh child of a family of fourteen children; was the seventh of that family to be called in death. The father was the first to break the family ranks, dying at the age of ninety-three. The mother lived to turn the ninety-third year. One sister died before she was sixty; the rest were over sixty, most of them past seventy. The oldest brother, Henry, still living, aged ninety-three; the oldest sister, Ann, aged ninety-one; homes in Ohio. Lyda, wife of Hiram Swaim, and Cordelia, wife of Edward Waller, still live in Ohio. Isaac, the youngest, lives at Great Bend, Kansas. Mariah, wife of Charley Sidman, lives in south-western Missouri. Lucinda, wife of Pressley Wright, lives at Corning, Iowa.

He was married to Eliza Wilson, in 1846, later moved to Iowa, settling in Grandview; had lived for over sixty years in Louisa county. To this union were born five children; three died while young and are buried in Grandview cemetery. Minnie, who lived to be twenty years of age, was buried at Columbus City. Her mother died in 1899 and was buried beside her. Levi is still living somewhere in Colorado.

Samuel Reynolds enlisted in Company K, 8th Iowa Infantry, Sept. 11, 1861, as 4th corporal; wounded at Shiloh and discharged at Corinth, Miss., May 8, 1862. For many years Mr. Reynolds has been almost deaf and blind and a great charge to those who cared for him. He was buried from the Lee home Tuesday morning, by the old comrades in arms.


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