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Minnie Belle REYNOLDS

Minnie Belle REYNOLDS

Female 1884 - 1955  (71 years)

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  • Name Minnie Belle REYNOLDS 
    Born 16 Feb 1884  Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Jun 1955  Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Vinton, Gallia, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Obituary
      Minnie Reynolds Robie daughter of F.S. and Loretta Casto Reynolds was born February 16, 1884 at Fairplain, WVa and departed this life Tuesday evening in the Holzer Hospital at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 22 days.
      March 19, 1904, she was united in marriage with John Robie at Fairplain, WVa and the greater part of their life was spent in that community. This companionship was blessed with one son and one daughter who with their father survive, They are Mrs Samuel (Loretta) Jobe of Rt 1, Vinton, O, and Everett of Cheshire, O. She is also survived by one brother and three sisters: Mrs James Reynolds of Bidwell, Mrs Dorcas Adams and Mrs Mae Sharp of Columbus, O, and Mrs Allie Fisher of Sandyville, WV. Two brothers and two sisters have preceded her in death: Mr Clayton Reynolds of Porter, O, Ferdinand Reynolds of Massachusetts, Mrs Ernie Motz of Bidwell and Mrs Tennie Winters of Fairplain, WV. Mrs Robie took great pride in her ten grandchildren and one great grandchild who with a host of neighbors and friends mourn her passing.
      In 1939, Mr & Mrs Robie purchased and moved to a farm in the Bidwell community where they have endeared themselves to all who knew them.

      Robie Rites Conducted (written in pencil: died June 9, 1955)
      Gallipolis
      Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Mrs Minnie Reynolds Robie, 71, of Bidwell, Route 1.
      Mrs Robie died Tuesday evening in Holzer Hospital, after a seven week illness. services were at the Vernon McCoy Funeral Home, and burial was in Vinton Memorial Park.
      She is survived by her husband, John Robie, whom she wed March 19, 1904; a son Everett Robie of Cheshire; a daughter, Mrs Samuel (Loretta) Jobe of Vinton Route 1 (near Porter); and a brother and three sisters: James Reynolds of Bidwell; Mrs Dorcas Adams and Mrs Mae Sharp of Columbus; and Mrs Allie Fisher of Sandyville, WV.
      Mrs Robie was born Feb 16, 1884 at Fair Plain, WVa to FS and Loretta Casto Reynolds. She and her husband spent their earlier life at Fair Plain, and in 1939 they purchased the former George Treftz farm on mile northwest of Bidwell.
      She was a member of the Fair Plains Evangelical United Brethern Church.


      In Minnie's Bible:
      March 6, 1932 First snow to track a rabbit
      was a few flakes flew in the air a few times before this.
      March 11, 1932 This snow covered ground for six days, began to thaw at noon today.
      June 27, 1939, Loretta had her tonsils removed.
      Oct, 29, 1941, First killing frost, froze ice.
      April 14, 1943, The ground was covered with snow.
      Nov 9, 1943 - First snow
      Oct 4, 1945 - first big frost with a little ice.
      A terrible storm and rain as we came back from W.Va Sept. 5, 1947. Water highest ever known, all over the bottom.
      May 9, 1947 Big frost and ice froze, peach leaves were froze stiff
      A skift of snow this morning May 9, 1923
      Snowed May 25, 1925
      Sunday, April 18, 1926 - 2 1/2 in. of snow
      Saturday April 28, 1928 - 3 in. of snow
      Tuesday April 16, 1935 Snow on ground and ground froze some
      Saturday morn April 13, 1940 ground was covered with snow John sowed seed on the bottom.

      To Minnie B. Robie
      By John Robie
      August 17, 1908

      John, Loretta and me were vaccinated April 4, 1928
      Everett moved to Ohio Jan 12, 1938
      We moved to Ohio, Oct. 24, 1939
      Written Dec 28. 1941 By Mrs. John Robie
      33 years today Nov 13, 1947 there was a big snow and it was drifted so a horse could not hardly get through. This was in Nov 13, 1914 the year Loretta was born. Mom
      Everett eat dinner with us Dec 7th, 1947
      John was operated on for prostrate gland trouble at Holzer Hospital Oct 28, 1950
      John had his eye removed April 7, 1954 at Holzer Hospital
      John Robie was baptized at Middleport, Ohio at river by Rev. Merlin Teets

      Minnie's Bible:
      This Certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between
      John Robie of Hughes, WVa
      and Minnie Reynolds of Fairplain, WVa
      on March 19, 1904 at 9 O'clock P.M. by Rev C.S.Johnson

      JCRB: Book P-R, page 486,recorded in 1884, Reynolds, Minnie, February 16, 1884, Female, father - FS Reynolds, mother -Loretta V Reynolds

      Mrs Minnie Reynolds Robie, 71, Bidwell, died at Holzer hospital at 7 pm, Tuesday. She had been a patient there for about five weeks and suffered from a heart condition.
      Mrs Robie was a native of West Virginia, born in Fairplain, Feb 16, 1884, the daughter of the late FS and Loretta Casto Reynolds. On March 19, 1904, she was married to John Robie, who survives. To this union two children were born and they survive, Everett, Cheshire, and Mrs Samuel (Loretta) Jobe, Rt 1, Vinton.
      Other survivors are a brother, and three sisters, James Reynolds, Bidwell, Mrs Dorcas Adams, and Mrs Mae Sharp, Columbus, and Mrs Allie Fisher, Sandyville, WVa
      The deceased spent most of her life in the Fairplain community and in 1939 the family removed to the George Treftz farm about a mile north of Bidwell, where they lived for the past 16 years. Mrs Robie was a member of the United Brethren Church at Fairplain.

      Funeral Card:
      Minnie Reynolds Robie
      Born February 16, 1884
      Entered into Eternal Rest
      June 7, 1955
      Services From
      McCoy's Chapel
      June 9, 1955
      Clergyman Officiating
      Rev. Roscoe Thorne
      Final Resting Place
      The Vinton Memorial Park
      Arrangements by
      Vernon & Elsie McCoy
      Vinton, Ohio


      Minnie Belle Reynolds Robie
      Birth: Feb. 16, 1884
      Fairplain
      Jackson County
      West Virginia, USA
      Death: Jun. 7, 1955
      Gallipolis
      Gallia County
      Ohio, USA

      Minnie was the daughter of Ferdinand Silas Reynolds and Loretta Victoria Casto. She married John Robie, 3/19/1904 in Fairplain, Jackson Co, WV. They had 2 children, Everett and Loretta, and moved from Jackson County, WV to Gallia Co, OH, in 1937.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Ferdinand Silas Reynolds (1850 - 1936)
      Loretta Victoria Casto Reynolds (1859 - 1931)

      Spouse:
      John Robie (1874 - 1965)*

      Children:
      Everett Gay Robie (1908 - 1985)*
      Loretta Kathleen Robie Jobe (1914 - 1994)*

      Siblings:
      Ernie Loretta Reynolds Strawsbaugh (1878 - 1948)*
      Tennia Irene Reynolds Winter (1880 - 1947)*
      James Abram Reynolds (1882 - 1973)*
      Minnie Belle Reynolds Robie (1884 - 1955)
      Alwilda Dee Reynolds Fisher (1886 - 1970)*
      Claude Crayton Reynolds (1891 - 1945)*
      Dorcas Marie Reynolds Adams (1893 - 1985)*
      Frankie Mae Reynolds Smith (1899 - 1957)*

      Inscription: Robie
      Minnie B 1884 - 1955
      John 1874 - 1965

      Burial:
      Vinton Memorial Cemetery
      Vinton
      Gallia County
      Ohio, USA [
      Created by: Betty Briggs
      Record added: Dec 30, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 17219142
    Person ID I13  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2019 

    Father Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS,   b. 20 Oct 1850, Fairplain, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1936, OH - buried Mt Olive Cemetery Bidwell, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Loretta Victoria CASTO,   b. 9 Jan 1859, Grass Lick, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1931, Bidwell, Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1875  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: license: 4/10/1875 Marriage 4/14/1875
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      F S Reynolds, 24, Jackson Co, Jackson Co
      Roletta V Casto, 16, Jackson Co, Jackson Co

      1880 Jackson Co, Ripley E Dist # 199-200
      living with Abram G and Rebecca Casto
      Silas Reynolds, 28, son-in-law
      Roaletta, 21 (Loretta)
      Ernetine, 1, gr dau (Ernie)
      Infant, 2/12 gd dau (Tennia)

      1900 Jackson Co, WV, Ripley Dist, sheet 14, line 5, 239/241
      Reynolds, Ferdinand S, Oct 1850, 49, 25, WV, WV, VA, farmer/blacksmith, owns farm free, farm sch #174
      Reynolds, Loretta V, wife, Jan 1858, 42, 11-9, all WV
      Ernie L, Sept 1878, 21
      Tennia, Mar 1880, 20
      James A, feb 1882, 18, Sch 4 mo
      Minnie B, Feb 1884, 16, Sch 5 mo
      Alwilda D, Mar 1886, 14, Sch 5 mo,
      Claude C, Spt 1891, 9, sch 4 mo
      Dorcas M, July 1893, 6, sch 5 mo
      Ferdinand T, Oct 1896, 3,
      May, Sept 1899, 8/12
      Mary, step-mother, Aug 1819, 80
      Everyone and parents born WV, except Silas's step-mother born VA, all can read/write and speak English thru Alwilda.

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 14 Charleston Turnpike
      Reynolds, Ferdinand S 59 m1- 35y
      Louretta 51 m1- 35y 11-9 children
      Erna da 31 s
      Alwilda da 24 s
      Craton son 18
      Dorcas da 16
      Ferdinand D son 15
      May E da 10

      1920 Dst 64, Springfield, Gallia, OH # 3-3 all WVWVWV
      Reynolds, Samuel 69
      Lorettia 60
      Crayton son 28
      Winters, Ernie da 41 wd
      Vaught gs 7
      Ora gd 5
      [Wm Strawsbaugh is at #9]

      1930 Dist 24, Springfield Twp, Gallia Co, OH 4/28/1930 # 131-134
      Reynolds, Ferdinand S white male age 79 married age 24 WVWVWV farmer - general farming
      Lorettia V wife white female 71 married age 16 WVWVWV

      Silas and Let Casto Reynolds lived off Woods Mill Road, outside Bidwell, Gallia County, Ohio. They moved there from Fairplain, Jackson, WV during World War I.
      Loretta died in 1931, Silas in 1936. They left everything to their daughter Ernie. She kept the big farm (over 100 acres) and gave the other farm (86 acres ) to her brothers & sisters: Minnie, Allie, Dorcas & Crayton. John & Minnie Robie and Jim & Allie Fisher bought out Dorcas and Crayton. Everett & Erma Robie bought out Fishers in Jan 1938 and moved in. In Oct 1939, John and Minnie Robie moved.
      Ernie's daughter owned half interest in the big farm. John Robie traded his farm in West Virginia for her interest in the farm at Bidwell, and wanted to live in the big house and Ernie to move out into the little house but Ernie was not agreeable to the idea. So John bought her out for $1,000. Ernie and Bill moved out on Rt 554.
    Photos
    Reynolds:  Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Can only ID a few.
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet

    Family John ROBIE,   b. 27 Dec 1874, Ravenswood, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1965, Albany, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1904  Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 

    • Jackson Co WV Marriage Record
      Date: 19 March 1904
      Place: the home of the Bride
      John Robie, 27, Jackson, Jackson
      Minnie Reynolds, 20, Jackson, Jackson

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 295-296 [next to Minnie's Aunt Bette]
      Robie, John 33 m1- 6y
      Minnie 26 m1- 6y 1-1 child
      Evert G 1.10

      1920 Jackson Co census, Washington District - all born WV #36-36
      John Robey age 46
      Minnie age 35 wife
      Everett age 11 son
      Loretta age 5.6 dau

      1930 Washington Dist 13, Jackson Co, WV # 129-129 April 15
      Robie, John 53 m age 27
      Minnie 43 m age 20
      Everett 21 m age 21
      Loretta 15 s
      Erma 21 dil m age 21

      1940 Springfield Twp, Gallia co, Ohio #110 Rodney-Fairview Road
      Own farm $800
      Robie, John 63 WV 1935: Rural Jackson co, WV 4th grade
      Minnie 56 WV 1935: Rural Jackson co, WV 8th grade
      Loretta da 26 s WV 1935: Rural Jackson co, WV 8th grade

      Silas and Let Casto Reynolds lived off Woods Mill Road, outside Bidwell, Gallia County, Ohio. They moved there from Fairplain, Jackson, WV during World War I.
      Loretta died in 1931, Silas in 1936. They left everything to their daughter Ernie. She kept the big farm (over 100 acres) and gave the other farm (86 acres ) to her brothers & sisters: Minnie, Allie, Dorcas & Crayton. John & Minnie Robie and Jim & Allie Fisher bought out Dorcas and Crayton. Everett & Erma Robie bought out Fishers in Jan 1938 and moved in, In Oct 1939, John and Minnie Robie moved.
      Ernie's daughter owned half interest in the big farm. John Robie traded his farm in West Virginia for her interest in the farm at Bidwell, and wanted to live in the big house and Ernie to move out into the little house but Ernie was not agreeable to the idea. So John bought her out for $1,000. Ernie and Bill moved our on Rt 554.
    Children 
     1. Everett Gay ROBIE,   b. 4 Jun 1908, Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1985, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Loretta Kathleen Robie,   b. 13 May 1914, Staats Mill, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1994, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Photos
    Robie, Everett & Loretta
    Robie, Everett & Loretta
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1884 - Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Mar 1904 - Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jun 1955 - Gallia County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vinton, Gallia, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Robie, John, Minnie & Everett, and Dorcus Reynolds
    Robie, John, Minnie & Everett, and Dorcus Reynolds
    Baby Everett with Mom, Dad, and Aunt Dorcus
    Hold cursor over face for name
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Reynolds Sisters - Mae, Allie, Dorcus, Tennia, Earnie, Minnie
    Reynolds Sisters - Mae, Allie, Dorcus, Tennia, Earnie, Minnie
    Hold cursor over face to see name.
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Robie, John & Minnie Reynolds Robie
    Reynolds:  Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Reynolds: Silas Reynolds Family Reunion
    Can only ID a few.

    Headstones
    John and Minnie Belle Reynolds Robie
    John and Minnie Belle Reynolds Robie
    Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S14] Funeral memo.

    3. [S20] Family Bible.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.