Robert Roy Reynolds

Male29 August 1887–22 June 1965

Brief Life History of Robert Roy

When Robert Roy Reynolds was born on 29 August 1887, in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Allen F. Reynolds, was 30 and his mother, Mary McCausland, was 22. He married Dora Ellen Matthews on 1 June 1917, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1935 and South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1940. He died on 22 June 1965, in Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Robert Roy Reynolds
Dora Ellen Matthews
Marriage: 1 June 1917
Ray Tremaine Reynolds

Sources (11)

  • Robert R Reynolds, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Roy Reynolds - Government record: birth-name: Robert Roy Reynolds
  • Robert R Reynolds, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1917Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

    Age 11

    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 21

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Reynold , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish (Leitrim): in Ulster the English name in 1 above was substituted for Mac Raghnaill; see McReynolds .

    History: Christopher Reynolds of Gravesend, Kent, England, arrived in America sometime before his marriage in 1644 in Isle of Wight County, VA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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