Pages 361-362, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




CARL A. REYNOLDS—Among the newspaper fraternity of Allen County is the editor of the Savonburg Record, Carl A. Reynolds. He is one of the self-made men of our day and has risen from comparative obscurity to a position of importance and usefulness in a community of intelligent and progressive citizens.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Shelby County, Iowa, August 14, 1876, and is a son of Frank Reynolds and Martha Whitinger. His parents were born in Indiana and his widowed mother resides with our subject in Savonburg.

Carl Reynolds was left fatherless in 1880 and was forced by that event


to make some effort toward the support of the family very early in life. He went to the printers trade at eleven years of age, and while his days were given to his employer, his nights were spent over school books, acquiring an education. He learned his trade in Iowa, and upon its completion, went to Chicago where he was employed in some of the large print shops of the city. He drifted about the city in this way and finally reached the great establishment of Rand, McNally & Company. He spent three years in the service of this company and laid by his net earnings. Longing for a business of his own he returned west in the expectation of coming against a location. He went to work on the Yates Center Advocate in 1896 and during his stay there made a visit to Savonburg which led to his locating there. He laid in a supply of the best material, type, press and other paraphernalia, and April 1, 1898, he founded and issued the first copy of the Savonburg Record. The general business of his office has met his expectation. His editorial efforts are appreciated and encouraged with a satisfactory subscription list and the job work department is meeting the demands of its patrons with artistic work on a paying basis.

Mr. Reynolds was married June 26, 1900, to Carol E. Kimbell, of Yates Center, Woodson County, and a daughter of R. Kimbell.

Mr. Reynolds is one of four children, viz. Oscar Reynolds, of Harlin, Iowa; E. A. Reynolds, of Chicago and Mrs. F. P. Taylor, of Savonburg.

In politics our subject is radical in support of the administration of President McKinley. His training and political associations have been Republican and his paper is one of the political educators of Allen County.

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