REYNOLDS, J.A. (1847 - 1920)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 30, 1920)

DIED: REYNOLDS - In Santa Cruz, Dec 29, James A. Reynolds of Oakland aged 73 years.

Dies Suddenly at Home of Friend

James A. Reynolds, for many years proprietor of a meat market on the East side, died suddenly yesterday morning at the home of Mrs. Nettie Gebhardt at 331 Soquel Av. He was visiting at this home and was seated in a chair, and after a few gasps died of heart trouble.

He has been living in Oakland for a number of years, and always enjoyed his visits to Santa Cruz, and they were regular and semi annual. He was a man of integrity and made many friends when here. His wife and son preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the Civil war, and a member of the G.A.R.

The remains are at Chase's undertaking parlors and the inquest will be held at 2PM today.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 31, 1920)

Inquest Over J.A. Reynolds

The inquest over James A. Reynolds, who died suddenly at the Gebhardt residence, on Wednesday, on the East Side, was conducted yesterday afternoon by Coroner Dr. W.R. Congdon at the Chase undertaking parlors.

The verdict was that the deceased was 73 years old, a native of Iowa, and death was from Myocarditis. The jurors were Charles J. Fikes, J.B. Francis, E. Armstrong, M.J. Hawkins, E.J. Dabadie, and H.E. Welder.

Charles Gebhardt, Mrs.. Nettie Gebhardt and Dr. Alfred Phillips were the witnesses. Mrs. Gebhardt testified that she had known Mr. Reynolds for ten years. She stated that at the time of death she heard the heavy breathing in the next room.

Date of Birth: 1847

Date of Death: 1920-29-12

Mortuary: CCC

Cause of Death: Hrt/Related

Occupation: Butcher

Last City: (CA Oakland)

Native of: IA

Enlisted: 1863/09/24

Discharged: 1866/02/08

Military Unit: IA_ 9 Cav_ Co M

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-ScottCnty_ M/O-Lttle Rock

GAR#: YES?

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
California Death Index
Military records
Voter Records

CW Reference: SEN 1920/12/30

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0838

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “REYNOLDS, J.A. (1847 - 1920).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133814. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.