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Ferdinand Taylor Reynolds

Male 1896 - 1940  (43 years)


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  • Name Ferdinand Taylor Reynolds 
    Born 8 Oct 1896  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1940  [2
    Notes 

    • One source said he died Aug 31, 1937, Minnie's Bible says Mar 15, '40.

      U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Ferdinand Taylor Reynolds
      Address: Bidwell, Ohio
      County: Jackson
      State: West Virginia
      Birthplace: Fairplain, West Virginia,United States of America
      Birth Date: 8 Oct 1896
      Age: 21
      Father's birthplace: Mason Co, WV
      Occupation: Employer:father - Silas Reynolds
      Nearest Relative: father - Silas Reynolds, Bidwell, OH
      Height/Build: Tall/medium
      Color of Eyes/Hair: gray/ dk brown - bad feet

      Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918 about Ferdinand T. Reynolds
      Name: Ferdinand T. Reynolds
      Age: 22
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 8 Oct 1896
      Birth Location: Fair Plains, West Virginia, USA
      Enlistment Date: 29 Aug 1918
      Enlistment County: Ripley
      Enlistment State: West Virginia
      Enlistment Division: National Army
      Decorations and Awards: View image
      Rank: View image
      Advancement: View image
      Comments: Headquarters Battalion 15 Cp Greenleaf Ga to 16 Sept 1918; Headquarters 3 Training Battalion Replacement Group Cp Greenleaf Ga to 21 Sept 1918; Base Hospital Cp Merritt NJ to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 12 July 1919. Surgeon's Certificate of Dis
    Person ID I409  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    Father Ferdinand Silas REYNOLDS,   b. 20 Oct 1850, 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  [3
    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 our 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 1 Inez B Morehouse,   b. 2 Jun 1899, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2001, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years) 
    Notes 


    • 1920 Akron Ward 6, Summit, OH
      living with Chester & Elizabeth Orval
      Reynolds, Ferdinand boarder 23 m WV WV WV Firetender - rail road

      1920 Springfield, Gallia, OH
      Morehouse, G Paran 57 IL OH MD
      Lucy 52 OH OH OH
      W Ivor son 23 s OH OH OH
      Reynolds ,Ina da 20 m OH OH OH
    Children 
    +1. Raymond Morehouse Reynolds,   b. 26 Feb 1920, Gallia County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1992  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Cornnie Eckard,   b. 15 Feb 1897,   d. Lima, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ruby Mae Reynolds,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F248  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Reynolds, Ferdinand Taylor (Ferd)and Lonnie Kessel
    Reynolds, Ferdinand Taylor (Ferd)and Lonnie Kessel

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

    2. [S20] Family Bible.

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