Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, March l2, l903
MR. and MRS. S.H. REYNOLDS quietly celebrated the fifty-fifth anniversary of their wedding at their home in Allerton on Tuesday, March 3, l903. Owing to the health of MRS. REYNOLDS only the children and families in this vicinity were present. Letters of congratulations were received from those of the family who could not be present, and the day was made as joyful as loving hearts could make it. The great soldier paper, the National Tribune, issue of June 20, l90l, has the following sketch in regard to MR. REYNOLDS:
"I was born in Wayne County, Ind., l826 and brought up as a Quaker. I had always insisted upon peace, if I had to fight for it.
Enlisted in Co. K., 73d Ind. Vol. Inf., Aug. 6, l862. First held services in Kentucky. October I started after Bragg, and chased him to Wild Cat Mountain; present at the battle of Perryville, but did not participate; back to Louisville and from there to Nashville, LaVerge, and Stone River; engaged in that battle on December 3l, l892; in April l863, detached and sent out raiding with Col. A.D. Streight. You are familiar with that raid, and also with our capture by the enemy near Blount's farm, May 8, l863. The enlisted men were paroled after about a month's imprisonment, and were sent to City Point, thence to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, where they guarded rebel prisoners a few months. I was wounded twice, first at Day's Gap, April 30, l863, and again at the siege of Decatur, Ala., October 25, l864."
The News desires to add that MR. and MRS. REYNOLDS are the parents of eleven children, six of whom are living. There are twenty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Of the children one daughter, MRS. F.A. CAIN, lives south of town, one son, HORACE, is at home, O.H. REYNOLDS is in Decatur County, ELLIS in South Dakota, a daughter, MRS. SUSIE HOUCK, in Des Moines, and one son in Muskegon, Mich.
MR. REYNOLDS was a charter member of David Harding Post G.A.R. and has filled all the offices in that organization as follows: Post Commaner, l89l-l899-l900-l903. S.V. l896-97-98. O.D., l888-89-90-93-94-95-l90l. O.G., l886-92, S.M. l884, Q.M. Sgt. l885, Chaplain, l887. In addition he has been several times a delegate to the grand encampments.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
March 6, 2003