Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan, page-1, 7-7-1930
TAPS SOUNDED FOR REYNOLDS
Civil War Veteran to be
Buried by Friends at
Final taps were sounded early Sunday morning for Tom Reynolds,87, a man who contended he served 36 months in the Civil War but who was never entered on the official
records as a member of the American army.
Reynolds died as a county charge on the Dave Younger farm, one mile west of Hurley. He will be buried by friends next Friday morning. Funeral services will be held
from the St Mary's Catholic church, burial will be made in Hurley. The remains are now being held at the Erspamer morgue.
As far as can be determined Reynolds had no living relatives in this community. He had one sister with
whom he was not in communication.
Hn was born in Detroit and came to Hurley with his wife and son, Tom Reynolds, Jr., 40 years ago. The son was killed in an automobile (cont. on page 2)accident that occurred in the west. Shortly before moving to Hurley,
seven of Mr. and Mrs. Reynold's children died following a diphtheria attack. Mrs. Reynolds died some time ago. During his younger days Mr. Reynolds was a carpenter.
Although Mr. Reynolds case was called to the attention of the government,no trace of his enlistment
could be found. It was his contention that he first enlisted for a period of 14 months and that he later served for 22 months. He was never paid a pension because of
the fact that he could not prove his case.