Melvin Reynolds

M, #129, b. 26 July 1901, d. 11 August 1984
FatherThomas Franklin David Reynolds b. 30 Jan 1885, d. 31 Jan 1949
MotherAlmeda Jane Keck b. 1 May 1884, d. 24 Feb 1908
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
Manuel Reynolds Descendants
     Melvin Reynolds was born on 26 July 1901 at Arkansas. He was the son of Thomas Franklin David Reynolds and Almeda Jane Keck. Melvin Reynolds married Gladys Cornett on 10 September 1922 at Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds
Gender:     Male
Age:     20
Birth Year:     abt 1902
Residence:     Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
Spouse's Name:     Glayds Cornett
Spouse's Gender:     Female
Spouse's Age:     19
Spouse's Residence:     Aurora, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date:     10 Sep 1922
Marriage License Date:     8 Sep 1922
Marriage County:     Madison
Event Type:     Marriage
FHL Film Number:     1035152
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957," database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records.
Melvin Reynolds died on 11 August 1984 at Modesto, Stanislaus, California, at age 83.
California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds     
Social Security #:     430036925
Sex:     Male
Birth Date:     26 Jul 1901
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Death Date:     11 Aug 1984
Death Place:     Stanislaus
Mother's Maiden Name:     Keck
Source Citation: Place: Stanislaus; Date: 11 Aug 1984; Social Security: 430036925.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

Other Events

     His mother Almeda Jane Keck died on 24 February 1908.

Melvin Reynolds appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Madison, Arkansas in the household of his parents, Thomas Franklin David Reynolds and Viola Emaline Burgess.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Thomas F Reynolds Name: Thomas F Reynolds
[Thomas F Reynalds]
Home in 1920: Venus, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Viola Reynolds
Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas F Reynolds 35
Viola Reynolds 27
Melvin Reynolds 17
Elva Reynolds 15
Fanny Reynolds 8
Selva Reynolds 7
Fawn Reynolds 5
Galda Reynolds 4
[4 0/12]
Dewey Reynolds 2
[2 6/12]
Tommy F Reynolds 0
[8/12]


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Venus, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 868.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).


Melvin Reynolds and Gladys Cornett appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Kings River, enumerated 30 April 1930, Melvin rents the family home for $3 per month. Melvin and Gladys were married when both were 20 which places their marriage 7 years before in approximately 1923. Melvin is a farmer on the family farm..
1930 United States Federal Census about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds
Gender:     Male
Birth Year:     abt 1901
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Race:     White
Home in 1930:     Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
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Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's Name:      Gladys Reynolds
Father's Birthplace:     Arkansas
Mother's Birthplace:     Arkansas
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Household Members:     
Name     Age
Melvin Reynolds     29
Gladys Reynolds     27
Zeller Reynolds     6

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: 82; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 382.0; FHL microfilm: 2339817.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


Melvin Reynolds and Gladys Cornett appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Kings River Township, enumerated 5 April 1940, Melvin rents the family farm for $2 per month.

Melvin had completed the third grade while Gladys completed the 6th grade. Zella has completed 6th grade as well. Dolton has completed 1st grade.

The family lived in Madison, Arkansas in 1935..
1940 United States Federal Census about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds
Respondent:     Yes
Age:     28
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1912
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Home in 1940:     Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
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Farm:     Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:     Rural, Madison, Arkansas
Residence in 1935:     Rural, Madison, Arkansas
Sheet Number:     2A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     24
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Melvin Reynolds     28
Gladys Reynolds     27
Zella Reynolds     16
Dolton Reynolds     9
Norma Reynolds     6
Donald Reynolds     1

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T627_153; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 44-9A.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
His father Thomas Franklin David Reynolds died on 31 January 1949.
Melvin Reynolds of Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Thomas Franklin David Reynolds's obituary on 3 February 1949 as a surviving son.
Father of 17 Passed Away Monday, Jan. 31

Thomas Franklin David Reynolds, age 64, passed away Monday, Jan. 31, at his home in the Reynolds community east of Wharton. He had been ill several months and his death was due to a stroke suffered a few days ago.

Mr. Reynolds had lived all his life in the community which derived its name from his family, having been born there on Jan. 30, 1885. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for 27 years. He was the father of 17 children, 16 of whom survive. One boy, Loy, passed away in 1935.

The deceased was first married to Mead Keck in 1900. To them were born three children. His first wife passed away in 1908 and in 1910 he was married to Viola Emaline Burgess, who survives. To them were born 14 children.

Besides his widow, survivors include eight sons, Melvin, of Kingston, and Dewey, Tommie, Franklin, Lee Troy, Roy, Wesley and Junior, all of the home; eight daughters, Mrs. Bert Harper of Clarksville, Mrs. Claud Stout of Kingston, Mrs. John L. Carter, Mrs. Melvin Davis, Mrs. H. H. Maggard and Mrs. Charlie Carpenter, all of Huntsville; Mrs. Arnold Coble of Aurora; and Viola of the home, 52 grand children and 4 great grand children; a sister, Mrs. Lennie Harris of Oklahoma.

Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2, by Rev. Cecil Garrison of Huntsville. Burial was in Kingston cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home here.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
His Social Security Number was 430-03-6925 before 1951 at Arkansas.
Social Security Death Index about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds     
SSN:     430-03-6925
Last Residence:     95354 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States of America
Born:     26 Jul 1901
Last Benefit:     95351 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States of America
Died:     Aug 1984
State (Year) SSN issued:     Arkansas (Before 1951)

Source Citation: Number: 430-03-6925; Issue State: Arkansas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif. was listed in Elva Sara Reynolds's obituary on 7 February 1955 as a surviving brother.
Deaths

Mrs. Elva Marple

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, at the Hardwicke Chapel in Clarksville for Mrs. Elva Sara Marple, 50, of Clarksville, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, in a Booneville hospital. The Rev. W.R. Kelton officiated. Burial was at the Carter Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Bert; a son, Eugene Faubus of Ozark; a brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Stout of Springdale; seven half-brothers, Tommy, Lee, Dewey, Wesley, Franklin and Ray Reynolds, all of Huntsville, and Junior Reynolds of Polo, Ill.; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter, Mrs. Sylvia Davis, Mrs. Florence Bryant and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter, all of Huntsville, and Mrs. Sara Cable and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Washington; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; and one grandchild.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif. was listed in Elsie Louise Reynolds's obituary on 9 July 1973 as a surviving brother.
Mrs. Elsie Stout

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, who died July 6 in Springdale Memorial Hospital, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating.

Pallbearers were James Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, Carlos Joe Sturdy, Randy Stout, Calvin Stout and Jimmy Williams.

Burial was in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.

A native of Witter, she was born Nov. 11, 1906, the daughter of Thomas F. and Amelia Keck Reynolds, was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950 moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Stout of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven step-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Elsie Stout

Mrs. Elsie Louise Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, died July 6, 7:30 a.m. in Springdale Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1906 at Witter, Ark., the daughter of Thomas F. and Almelia Keck Reynolds, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950, moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Thompson of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven half-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Melvin Reynolds lived at 1928 Robertson Rd, Modesto, California.
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 about Melvin Reynolds
Name:     Melvin Reynolds
Birth Date:     26 Jul 1901
Address:     1928 Robertson Rd, Modesto, CA, 95351-3432

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

Melvin Reynolds of California was listed in Franklin Reynolds's obituary on 12 October 1982 as a surviving half brother.
Franklin Reynolds

Franklin Reynolds, 61, of Huntsville died Oct. 11 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. He was born July 1, 1921, in Madison County, the son of Thomas F. and Viola Burgess Reynolds.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Reynolds of Huntsville and Franklin D. Reynolds of Wesley; two daughters, Janice Wright of Huntsville and Linda Reynolds of Rogers; his mother of Huntsville; five brothers, Dewey and Roy Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy Reynolds of Gentry, Wesley Reynolds of Hindsville, and Junior Reynolds of St. Paul; one half brother, Melvin Reynolds of California; six sisters, Fannie Carter and Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Fawn Bryant of Witter, Sarah Jane Coble of Yakima, Wash., and Viola Johnson of Springdale; eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brashears Funeral Home with Guy Couch officiating. Burial will be in Venus Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson