Biography of Robert G. Reynolds
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REYNOLDS, ROBERT G. Was born near Mifflentown, in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, in 1841. Here he resided on a farm until he was fourteen, when he was sent to school at the Tuscarora Academy, where he remained four years. He then went to Illinois, where he taught school for six years. He then returned to Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the 198th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served first as private and afterwards as hospital steward, till the close of the war. Then, returning to Illinois, he taught school for one year at Rockwood, Randolph County, where, on December 25, 1866, he was married to Miss Minnie Clendenin, a native of Illinois. He then engaged in merchandising, first in partnership with William G. Young, now of Kelseyville, and afterwards as a druggist alone, at Steeles Mills and Coulterville, till 1873. During the years 1869 to 1871 he attended the St. Louis Medical College, from which he graduated March 9, 1871. In September, 1873, he moved with his family to California and settled at Upper Lake, where he engaged in merchandising and the practice of medicine until June, 1881, when he removed to Lakeport, where, on the 23d of the same month, he was bereaved of his excellent wife by death. He has seven living children, five boys and two girls, named Hattie Grace, Harry C., Robert G., William C., Minnie Bell, Frederic A. and John H. He is associated in the mercantile business with Godwin Scudamore, of Scotts Valley, having stores in Lakeport, Upper Lake and Bartlett Springs.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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