Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 421] deceased, who was in his life a leading tin and coppersmith of New Castle, was born in the above town Aug. 5, 1812, and died Aug. 29, 1880. He was a son of Joseph Reynolds, who married a Miss Inbody, who was of German origin. Our subject's grandfather, Reynolds, came from England during the last century.

Our subject learned the trade of a tin and coppersmith in Mercer County, when a young man, and was engaged at the occupation of smithing all his life. Mr. Reynolds was a Democrat to the backbone, as are his sons; he served as president of the select council for the city of New Castle, as school director and as poor director. Under President Buchanan's administration, he served as postmaster. He was a member of the K. of P., Fidelis Lodge.

William H. Reynolds was married in New Castle to Susan H. Squier, who was born in New Castle, April 10, 1823, a daughter of Anthony and Mary (Hudson) Squier. Anthony Squier was probably born on the site of New Castle, Jan. 18, 1796, and in the early days of the settlement kept a tavern in a building on Washington Street, which was one of the best and most substantial structures in New Castle at that time. He died Feb. 27, 1837. He was a son of James and Lydia (Reynolds) Squier. James Squier was a soldier of the Revolution, enlisting at the age of eighteen, May 28, 1778, at Monmouth, N. J.; he received a pension from the government. He was born in England, Jan. 7, 1760, and died in 1848 in New Castle. Mary Hudson, Mrs. Reynolds' mother, was a daughter of William and Susanna (Gray) Hudson.

To William H. Reynolds and his wife were born five children, namely: Mary, who married T. J. Garvin, who is engaged in the livery business on Apple Alley, New Castle, they have seven children; Grace died in infancy; Addie; Charles L., a tinsmith of New Castle, who married Anna Gaston, has three children, his sketch appears elsewhere in this Book of Biographies; William H., Jr., married Ella Brown, deceased, and is the father of one child.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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