Biography of Frank T. Reynolds
Erie County, NY Biographies


Reynolds, Frank T., Buffalo, son of Thomas F. and Mary (Burns) Reynolds, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., September 18, 1855. His parents came from Ireland to this country, his mother arriving when she was a child and his father in 1844. Thomas F. Reynolds was long a prominent contractor and builder, and died May 4, 1894, aged about 74. Frank T. Reynolds, after receiving a public school education, went to work under his father, who was then assistant superintendent of the City and County Hall. Later father and son were associated in contracting and building, and still later the son succeeded the father in the business, which hecontinued until 1884, when he became assistant superintendent of the work of remodeling the post office building on the corner of Washington and Seneca streets under H. H. Little. Afterward he was superintendent of the construction of the Western House of Refuge at Albion. Mr. Reynolds has spent most of his active life in the contracting business, being now associated with Grattan & Jennings, one of the largest and foremost firms in this line in Western New York. His position is that of general superintendent. He has always been an active Democrat, served two years as city tax collector, and has been a delegate to various local and State conventions and also to the National Democratic Convention at Chicago which nominated Grover Cleveland for President in 1884, when his vote decided the majority of the Erie county delegation. He has been a member of the Democratic General Committee of Erie county for about fifteen years, during seven of which he served as its secretary. He is a prominent member of Branch 7, C. M. B. A. January 17. 1879, he married Louise M., daughter of Peter Florian, of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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