Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Thomas Reynolds (1885-1951)
Born at Willenhall, England on 10 March 1885, son of George Reynolds (1855-1918) and Ellen Fox (1854-1934), he came to Canada in 1909 and received degrees in Arts (1915) and Theology (1916) from Wesley College while doing missionary work in the Brandon Hills (1910-1916). Ordained as a Methodist minister at Portage la Prairie, he worked at Miniota Methodist Church, Isabella Union Church, and Blaris Methodist Church (1917-1919); St. John’s Methodist Church at Arden, Glenholm Methodist Church, Salisbury Methodist Church, and Winchester Methodist Church (1920-1923); Swan River Methodist Church (1923-1925); Alexander United Church and Kemnay United Church (1925-1930); Rapid City United Church and Hunterville United Church (1930-1935); Starbuck United Church, Ferndale United Church, and Prairie View United Church (1935-1937); Maryland Street United Church (1937); Harte United Church, Petrel United Church, Ingelow United Church, and Summerville United Church (1937-1941); Zion United Church at Cardale and Moline United Church (1941-1947); and Teulon United Church and Gunton United Church (1947-1951).
On 5 July 1916, he married Sadie Mae Baker (1894-1981) of Brandon and they had six children: George Albert Reynolds (1917-?), Norman Reynolds (1920-?), Dorothy Reynolds (1922-?), Herbert Murray Reynolds (1925-?), Gordon Victor Reynolds, and Kenneth Alexander Reynolds (1930-?). He wrote articles for The United Church Observer and a novel entitled The Unquenched Flax: A Story of Western Canada (c1931).
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1951, page 26.
“Teulon minister and author dies at age of 66,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1951, page 31.
Death registration [Gordon Victor Reynolds], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Sadie Mae Reynolds], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1981, page 34.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Katherine Macedo.
Page revised: 30 May 2020
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