EARL McREYNOLDS has achieved success in life as a result of his own efforts, and holds the regard of all with
whom he has been thrown in contact. He is a native son. His birth occurred in South Pasadena, California, September
11, 1886, son of Aaron and Mae McReynolds. His father was a native of Canada and his mother was born in Nebraska.
Mr. McReynolds attended the public and high schools of South Pasadena, after which he attended business college.
He worked for the John H. Norton Construction Company, who had the contract for constructing the road bed for the
Salt Lake Railroad from Los Angeles to the Utah line. Mr. McReynolds had a clerical position with this firm for
two years. He then for over four years was identified with the Southern Pacific road in the operating department.
Resigning his position with the Southern Pacific road, he went with the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad for one
year, in the operating department. He then became identified with the Wells Fargo Express Company, working in California
and Nevada up to 1913, when he became associated with the Brawley Hardware Company. This firm was taken over by
the Imperial Valley Hardware Company, and Mr. McReynolds still holds his position with this firm. Politically he
is a Democrat. He is a member of the Water and Fire Commission. Fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias
lodge of Brawley. Mr. McReynolds was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Polsie, of Santa Ana, California, October
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918
Imperial County, CA
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