Marriage license, Marshall, Searcy Co, Arkansas, to John Reynolds age 21 and Girlie Treat age 20, witness 3 May 1935, by J. D. Rose Minister. Recorders office Searcy Co, Ark, book P, page 408. MARRIAGE LICENSE
1944, Feb. 11, Selective Service System to John Philander Reynolds, directed to report for preinduction physical examination at Mountain View, Arkansas. WWII.
1944, Feb. 19, Selective Service System to John Philander Reynolds, directed to report for preinduction physical examination at Springfield, Missouri. Served: Gunnery School, Treasure Island, Cal. 4 weeks; USNTS Farragut, Idaho; AGC [Pacific}; SS Beacon Rock; SS Fort William. WWII.
Read copies of the Fort William Observer, a news letter, giving to soldiers during WWII. Read about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fort William Observer
1945, Dec 11, Honorable Discharge, United States Navy, John Philander Reynolds, Seaman First Class, WWII. DISCHARGE PAPER
1964, June 5, US Coast Guard license to operate or Navigate Passenger Carrying Vessels to John Reynolds. He piloted a ferry across the Missouri River from south of Tioga, ND to about present day New Town, ND, when the oil boom first hit ND and there were no bridges to transport men and equipment across that point of the river. COAST GUARD LICENSE
John was born and raised on a ranch near Powers Lake, ND, Due to ill health of his father, Lloyd Fleming Reynolds, they moved to Arkansas when he was 19. Shortly after moving his mother, Lulu Madden, passed away. He met Girlie Louella Treat and married. They stayed in Arkansas until 1952. John was in World War II, in the Navy, on a merchant marine ship. Sometime after the war he decided to put a dry cleaning plant in Marshall, Ark which he ran until 1952. he moved his family to Ray, ND, and put in a new dry cleaners there. They ran the cleaners for many years but eventually sold it and John drove truck, mostly pulling trailer houses to Alaska. They retired to Mattawa, Washington. He was a well educated man but only went through third year of high school. He loved to read, grow many unusual types of vegetables in his garden and worked in his shop sharpening saws and building with his woodworking tools. He made many trucks out of wood for his grandsons.
Articles from the Stanley, ND newspaper: CASE STEAM ENGINE COMING TO RAY SOON John Reynolds, fireman of the 1906 Case steam engine reports to us that he, Jack Schneider, engineer, and Bob Reynolds, coal monkey and flunkey, started their 23 mile trip to Ray on Sunday, May 15, and hope to be here by this coming Sunday. Worst trouble so far has been the alkali water they used. It is planned to finish the trip some time this week, Maybe Sunday, depending when the crew can get organized without losing too much time from their respective jobs.
Modern Power Arrives in Ray (ND) Saturday, May 21 (1953) The old engine pictured above on main street in Ray Saturday is a Case single cylinder 75 horse power steam threshing machine. According to data received from Case company by its owner, John Reynolds, this engine was built in August of 1906. The trip from it former location 23 miles south west of Ray was started Sunday, May 15. The crew got together again Saturday and brought her into her present location on the Ray Implement lot. The two birds pictured on the engine are Jack Schneider, engineer and John Reynolds, fireman. Bob Reynolds and Myron Henning served as water and coal monkeys. Only minor troubles were encountered on the trip, mostly with alkali water causing foaming the boiler. The clutch had to have a couple of adjustments. the smoke stack broke clear off and had to be wired on. The governor refused to function, but taking the belt off fixed that. A bolt broke in the rear platform nearly losing the water tender but a county truck came along at the right time with the needed repairs. The last mile or so out of Ray the wind got so high that several fires were set in the road ditches but the water and coal monkeys took care of them. Heads poked out of windows in Ray that haven't been opened in years and cameras by the dozens were brought into service. What's going to happen to the old engine? It's going to stay right here in Ray.Its owner intends to fix it up with a new smokestack, a new set of flues, new grate new governor and paint it to its original color as near as possible and then, who knows--we may even go threshing just for kicks.
Articles from the Stanley, ND newspaper: WHO STOLE THE WHISTLE OFF THE STEAM ENGINE by John Reynolds Hello, Sticky Fingers, You don't know much--you only got half of the whistle--enough to wreck it for me and you too. I'll give you credit for one thing--you did know enough to wait till I was gone out of the state to get it. That's how much guts you've got. Fortunately, I have another whistle--here where your fingers can't get stuck to it, and next time I use the old engine I'll take the old whistle off so you won't be tempted anymore. I have fired enough boilers in my life to make me sorry for you because when you leave this earth you will go to the place they have much bigger boilers to fire than the one you took the whistle off of, and when the engineer down there open the throttle all the coal you scooped in will go out the smoke stac,. Bow your old back, buddy--and take the whistle with you--you may need to whistle for help JOHN P. REYNOLDS
John was given a military funeral with 21 gun salute for his service in the
Navy in World War 11. He was buried at the Veterans Cemetery at Pasco,
Lloyd Fleming and Abigail (Madden) Reynolds are the parents of John. John Philander and Girlie (Treat) Reynolds are my parents.