|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1831|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1911|
Co. A, 7th Iowa Infantry.
Eli Reynolds, married Minerva Elizabeth Shanafelt, 31 May 1855. Minerva was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Ankeney) Shanafelt. Together they had Wayne, born 1858, Mary Margaret, born 1860 and Ross Ralph born 1868.
SOUTH BEND DEATH COMES TO WELL KNOWN COUNTY RESIDENT -UNEXPECTEDLY..Eli Reynolds Passes Away Following a Stroke Received While Walking About the House. Coming to this city from his home in Cranston to spend what had been an anticipated joyous holiday, Ell Reynolds, 51 years old, a pioneer settler and widely..known in Muscatine county, succumbed unexpectedly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles [Mary Margaret] Radebaugh, yesterday afternoon, death coming with a suddenness that proved a shock to relatives and friends alike. Up to the time of his demise, the venerable pioneer had been about the house, talking, laughing and enjoying himself; as was his wont. Death was due to heart failure, a malady with which he had been afflicted for some time, although never regarded as immediately serious. Up to within a few minutes of his passing away, Mr. Reynolds had been walking about the residence of his daughter. Five minutes following the fatal stroke he died.
In County Half Century. Mr. Reynolds was born in Indiana, October 26th, 1831, and came to Iowa in 1855 and located in this county some twenty years ago. He was in his 51st year. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Charles Radebaugh, and one son, Wayne Reynolds, of this city and Ross Reynolds, of Cranston. He was a member of Iowa Lodge, A.F. & A. M. The funeral is appointed to take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the. Radebaugh home; and the Masonic lodge will have charge. He was one of the oldest Masons in this state and friends claim for him the distinction of having having attained the highest age of any Iowa Mason. Muscatine Journal 23 Dec 1911.
A saddened Xmas was spent by Mrs. Charles Radebaugh and members of the family when her father, Eli Reynolds was buried from her home yesterday afternoon. The body of the well known resident, who had attained the age of 81 years, was laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery. The masons, of which the deceased was one of the oldest members in the state of Iowa conducted the last sad rites of the burial grounds. The Rev. G. P. Badgler, pastor of the Musserville Methodist Episcopal church had charge of the funeral services at the residence. A number of relatives from out of the city attended the funeral. Silas Reynolds of Portland, Oregon, who has been a guest of friends and relatives residing in the vicinity of Muscatine, for the last three weeks, was present. Benjamin Shanafelt of South English; Everett Shanafelt and G. S. Shanafelt of Sigourney; and Wesley Shanafelt of Washington were other relatives present. The pall-bearers were: William Appel, Henry W. Franklin, Charles Arthur Franklin, Charles Appel, Roy Daniels and Frank Stohr. Muscatine Journal, 25 Dec 1911.
Minerva Elizabeth Shanafelt Reynolds (1835 - 1906)*
Maintained by: S. G. Shanafelt
Originally Created by: Chad Krueger
Record added: Jul 25, 2011
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