Reuben Reynolds' tombstone in Pine Ridge Cemetery

Born: July 10, 1842

Died: January 16, 1918

Married: Ida A. Reynolds, Aug. 17, 1854 - Jan. 6, 1930. The 1910 U. S. Census shows them married 34 yrs, so married ~ 1876..

Children: Bertie S., died Jan. 21, 1878, age 1 yr. 8 mo. 13 days; Alta R. Miller 1882 - 1962; Grace R. Walton, 1885 - 1976. [That Alta and Grace were the Reynolds' daughters is conjectural, based on their burial in the Reuben Reynolds family plot and their middle initials.] The 1910 U. S. Census shows Ida had 3 children 2 still living.

Reuben R. Reynolds was a well-known guide, and one of the early residents of Saranac Lake. It was in his home at 68-70 Main Street that Dr. E.L. Trudeau spent his first winter in Saranac Lake. In 1906, Reynolds sold his property on Main Street to W. S. Fowler "and a syndicate of gentlement" in 1906 for $10,000; they had plans to "erect thereon a business block containing three department stores". 1

He was the son of Newell Reynolds, one of the earliest residents of the village. In 1886, he was sued, along with his siblings, by his brother Ransom Reynolds, to force a division or sale of his father's farm. 2


Malone Palladium, May 26, 1881

Saranac Lake.

Mr. TITUS of Middletown, Ohio, died at REUBEN REYNOLDS'S on Thursday the 19th inst. He had been ill with consumption for several years, spending a winter in this place three or four years ago, and being very low at that time. Last fall he returned, and has been near to death at different times through the winter. It was a homeward journey for the widow and son.

Footnotes

1. Malone Palladium, July 19, 1906, p. 1
2. Franklin Gazette, August 27, 1886