Person:Clarence Reynolds (3)

Clarence J. Reynolds
b.3 Nov 1893 Kentucky
m. 27 Sep 1883
  1. Allen Rosco Reynolds1884 - 1953
  2. Annie E. Reynolds1886 - 1921
  3. Iva Lea Reynolds1887 - 1978
  4. Robert Virgil Reynolds1889 - 1970
  5. Clarence J. Reynolds1893 - 1940
  6. Talmage Cecil Reynolds1896 - 1945
  7. Fred Lewis Reynolds1898 - 1978
  8. Walter Reynolds1900 - 1971
  9. Clay Hughes Reynolds1904 - 1976
  1. Clarence Reynolds1920 - 1920
  2. Clarence Reynolds, Jr.1921 - 1942
Facts and Events
Name[1] Clarence J. Reynolds
Gender Male
Birth[2] 3 Nov 1893 Kentucky
Marriage to Nettie Foley
Military? World War I
Death[3] 4 May 1940 Montgomery County, Kentucky
Burial? Owingsville Cemetery, Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky
Other? BrownColor of eyes
Other? BrownColor of hair
Other? Member of Bath County, Kentucky Post Number 12American Legion
Religion? Christian

Clarence J. Reynolds Bath County News Out-Look Thursday, May 9, 1940 Clarence Reynolds Suicide Victim Owingsville Man Uses Dynamite To Take Own Life

 Clarence J. Reynolds, 45 years old, member of a prominent and widely connected Bath county family and for 15 years an employee of the state road department, took his own life shortly before noon last Saturday, May 4, by exploding two sticks of dynamite which he placed under his body on the roadside.
 According to available information and testimony brought out by Coroner George C. Eastin of Mt. Sterling, Reynolds drove his car to a point on the Van Thompson Pike about half way between Stoops and Judy in Montgomery county, parked the machine on the edge of the road and after getting out of the car, placed two sticks of dynamite fitted with caps and fuses on the ground, laid down across the explosive and lighted the fuses with a match.
 The explosion tore the torso to shreds, the coroner reported, and scattered the head, legs and arms over the area for a distance of some 300 feet.
 There was no note of explanation left by the dead man and no reason is known by his relatives and friends for his act.  The coroner said after the inquest that there was no reason to believe Mr. Reynolds' death was accidental or that any other person was responsible.  He gave his verdict as suicide.
 A native of this county, Mr. Reynolds was a son of Mr. Martha R. Reynolds of Owingsville and the late Jonas Reynolds.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Foley Reynolds; a son, Clarence Reynolds, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Quisenbery and Mrs. T. L. Jones, of Montgomery county, and six brothers, Allie and Talmage Reynolds, of Montgomery county, and Virgil, Fred, Walter and Clay Reynolds, of Bath county.
 Mr. Reynolds was a World War veteran, a member of Bath Post No. 12, American Legion and the Christian church.
 Funeral services were held at the Grave in Owingsville Cemetery Sunday afternoon, May 5, at 4:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. George C. Frey, pastor of the Owingsville Christian church.

draft information Clarence J. Reynolds, age 24, b. November 3, 1893 in Bath County. Employed as farm laborer by Virgil Reynolds; single. Short, slender, brown eyes and hair. Address R#2 Owingsville KY.

  1. Research done by and information looked up by Darrell Warner. Obituary of Clarence Reynolds in the Bath County News Out-Look Thursday, May 9, 1940.
  2. Bath County, Kentucky World War 1 draft registration card of Clarence J. Reynolds.
  3. Research done by and information looked up by Darrell Warner. Obituary of Clarence Reynolds in the Bath County News Out-Look Thursday, May 9, 1940.