Biography of Albert D. Reynolds
Marion County, IA Biographies





Albert D. Reynolds was for many years a prominent farmer and stockman of Pleasant Grove township but is now living in Knoxville and devoting his time to the real estate business. He was born in this county in 1867, a son of J. M. and Barbara Ann (Shepherd) Reynolds. The former was born in 1837 in Indiana and was brought here by his parents when a child of about six years of age. The latter was born in Indiana and came to this county in her youth. Both survive and live, in Pleasantville. J. M. Reynolds followed farming until 1891 and has since bought and shipped stock, though he still owns six hundred and sixty acres of fine land. Mr. Reynolds of this review has two brothers and a sister: Charles, living near Blue Earth, Minnesota; Thomas B., a farmer of Pleasant Grove township; and Mrs. Emma Sutton, who lives in Warren county, Iowa.

Albert D. Reynolds grew to man's estate in Pleasant Grove township and attended the public schools there in the pursuit of his education. Under the instruction of his father he early began to assist in the work of the farm and by the time he attained maturity he was an efficient agriculturist. Upon starting out in life for himself he continued to farm and was so occupied until 19 to, when he removed to Knoxville and has since devoted his time mainly to the real estate business. He still buys and sells some stock. While upon the farm he gave as much attention to the raising of high grade cattle and hogs as he did to the cultivation of his fields and also bought and shipped other stock. He has gained material prosperity and is in the possession of a competence which insures comfort for the remaining years of his life. In addition to two excellent farms in this county he owns a good residence in Knoxville. In 1900 Mr. Reynolds assisted in the organization and became one of the directors of the First National Bank of Pleasantville. In 1908 he was made vice president and served as such until 1913, when he resigned.

Mr. Reynolds was married February 23, 1890, to Miss Emma Marsh, a daughter of the late Carey Marsh, a pioneer farmer of Pleasant Grove township. Her mother resides at Pleasantville. To Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds has been born a daughter, Marie, who is attending high school and is a member of the ladies' band at Knoxville.

The family belong to the Christian church. Mr. Reynolds is a democrat in his political affiliation and takes a public spirited interest in the affairs of government. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias and to the Modern Woodmen of America. His wife is a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Royal Neighbors and the Woman's Relief Corps. The Reynolds family are valued additions to the citizenship of Knoxville and since making their home here have thoroughly identified themselves with the movements that make for progress and advancement.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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