Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
RALPH R. REYNOLDS is engaged
in the livery business in the town of Hatton. He was born at Mount
Vernon, Lawrence county, Missouri, on February 22, 1868, and is the son
of B. W. and Frances (Stephens) Reynolds, natives of Missouri, where they
are still living on a farm. They are parents of eight children, Ralph
R., Gertrude, Clarence, Oma, Loren and Loie, twins, Earl, and Archie.
Mr. Reynolds remained with his parents until
arriving at his twenty-second year, during which time he gained a good
common school education. He then came to Hatton and filed on a homestead
ten miles west from town, which claim he continued to cultivate until 1901,
when he removed to town and erected his livery barn, which is a structure
eighty-four by fifty feet in dimensions, and contains thirteen complete
Mr. Reynolds was married on February 22, 1903,
to Elsie Cowley, daughter of John T. and Elizabeth Cowley. The parents
of Mrs. Reynolds have been parents of five children, John, Monie, Elsie,
Victoria and Maggie.
Mr. Reynolds is a Democrat, and a member of
the A. O. U. W. fraternity.
He is looked upon as one of the promising
business men of the thriving little town of which he is a part.