|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1870|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1910|
Maynard Oscar Reynolds was born to William Henry Harrison Reynolds and Margaret E. Collins on February 2, 1870.
Maynard was one of eight children born to this couple-
Maynard Oscar (being the oldest)
(2 children born when Maynard Oscar
was 12 who died as infants.)
One must keep in mind that William Henry Harrison Reynolds was married previously to Hester Tuttle, Minnie B. was the child which came from this union.
Maynard Oscar's father's very first marriage (5 years) was to Mary E. Harvey, but no children were produced with this union.
When Oscar was 22, his mother (Margaret), passed away. His father once again remarried, to his 4th and final wife, and Oscar was to have a step-mother named Susie A. Gray, with stepbrothers and stepsisters:
(these 3 children died young) as did, all his father's wives. Times were tough, previous, to our modern world, and remarriage was often the necessity of child rearing.
Maynard Oscar grew up in Coles County, Illinois, a state he resided in until he was 32.
He completed school in Illinois, and attended Central Normal College (to be verified), later, known as (Canterbury College), at Danville, Indiana.
M.O. taught school for 12 years, as did his son M.E. Reynolds (later on). Mr. Reynolds also lived in Kansas (2 yrs) and Nebraska (6 yrs).
Maynard Oscar married at 24, to Flora Francina Bryant on February 4, 1894. This union (his only marriage) produced the following issue:
Ralph Irwin (Pete)
Calling of High
Maynard Oscar felt the "calling" as it is said, at the young age of 15; however, even though he was keenly interested in religion, he did not officially become a minister until about 1900. Maynard Oscar was highly revered and beloved in regard to this calling, first addressing a congregation at his home church, followed, with a church at Coffeen, Illinois, and lastly, settling in as the pastor of a church, in Gibbon Nebraska. This beautiful, stone-block imposing building, known as the Presbyterian Church (later Faith United Methodist, after a merger) was built while he was pastor and stood for some 70-years (now demolished).
Maynard Oscar fell victim to a common ailment of the time (1909) at 39, thought to be, akin to consumption, or Tuberculosis as we would deem it today. Without antibiotics, the illness incubated in the moist environs of his lungs, and even after a visit to New Mexico (January 1910 to April 17 1910), for exposure to dryer air (a common treatment at the time), the illness was not defeated but continued to progress. The location (although not documented) was thought to be the Southwestern Presbyterian Sanatorium at Albuquerque, New Mexico. After Maynard Oscar returned to Gibbon he succumbed within 3 months, by August of 1910.
Mr. Reynolds' death was an enormous blow to his family, his congregation, and his friends. To die so young, yet be so beloved by his associates, was an honor few of us ever reap. Even after 100 years, he is remembered by many with the most reverent of words, especially so by his son Maynard E. Reynolds (now deceased).
Funeral at Gibbon- Pall Bearers:
The details of this bio will be adjusted as new info emerges.
William Henry Harrison Reynolds (1837 - 1915)
Margaret E Collins Reynolds (1845 - 1892)
Flora Francina Bryant Bell (1877 - 1969)*
Maynard Everette Reynolds (1895 - 1994)*
Mabel Sylvia Reynolds Ross (1897 - 1986)*
Eugene Marion Reynolds (1909 - 1910)*
Minnie Belle Reynolds Morrison (1865 - 1923)**
Maynard Oscar Reynolds (1870 - 1910)
Martha Jane Reynolds Taylor (1872 - 1907)*
John W. Reynolds (1877 - 1963)*
Charles Obe Reynolds (1879 - 1970)*
Nettie E. Reynolds (1884 - 1921)*
Iva Vestine Reynolds Bevers (1895 - 1974)**
McKinley Reynolds (1897 - 1922)**
Alpha Dolly Reynolds (1899 - 1920)**
Maintained by: Randall Reynolds
Originally Created by: Jim Wierman
Record added: Jul 22, 2009
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