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Surname: REYNOLDS, ALLEN, McLAIN, DAVIS, JEWETT, JUETT, WOOD, GOBLE, VANHORN
Wayne County Republican Journal
Corydon, Iowa, Tuesday, March 23, 1909
Silas H. Reynolds was born in Wayne county, IN, Aug. 6, 1826. He was married
to Eliza Jane Conklin in Hamilton county, IN, March 3, 1848. Soon after
their marriage they removed to northern Indiana, residing in Porter and
LaPorte counties. To them were born eleven children, two of them dying
in infancy. They removed to Allerton, Wayne county, Iowa December 15, 1881,
making that their permanent home. His companion was taken from him by death,
Oct 8, 1907, after 59 years of married life.
He enlisted at Westville, IN., Aug. 5, 1863 (s/b 1862) and was assigned
to Co. K, 73rd Regiment Indiana volunteers, serving till the close of the
war. He was a charter member of David Harding Post No. 28, G.A.R., Allerton,
Iowa, being commander at the time of his death.
He is survived by four children: O.H.,[Oliver Hazard] of Leon, H.M.,[Horace
Melvin] of Allerton, E.B [Elmer Bates] of Watertown, SD., and Mrs. C.F.
[Susan Augusta, Mrs. Charles] Houck of Corydon, also by 28 grandchildren.
He died at Leon Monday morning, aged 82 years, 7 months and 9 days and
was interred in the Allerton cemetery March 17th, the David Harding Post
taking charge of the services at the cemetery.