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William James Reynolds
and Rhoda Jane Allen

William James Reynolds b 9 Dec 1849 Floyd Co KY d 28 Oct 1901 Floyd Co KY; s/o Michael Scott Reynolds and Mary Jane Mayo. William James Reynolds m. 6 Jun 1877 Floyd Co KY (at the home of Joel M Allen by John P Mead; witnessed by Beverly S Salisbury and Alexander Stambaugh) to Rhoda Jane Allen b about 1858 KY d 1891 Floyd Co KY; d/o Joel M Allen and Florence Patton. Children of William James Reynolds and Rhoda Jane Allen;

I. Nancy Rebecca Reynolds b 19 Feb 1878 Floyd Co KY

II. Flora Mae Reynolds b 8 Oct 1882 Floyd Co KY m. 3 Mar 1898 Floyd Co KY to William Dingus b 16 Dec 1879 Floyd Co KY; s/o Charles Wesley Dingus and Nancy Jane Flannery. Children of William Dingus and Flora Mae Reynolds;

1. Lewis Parker Dingus b 31 JAN 1900 Floyd Co KY

2. Daniel Perkins Dingus b 21 OCT 1901 Floyd Co KY

3. Helen Girdell Dingus b 23 NOV 1903 Floyd Co KY

4. Rhoda Jane Dingus b 12 NOV 1906 Floyd Co KY

5. Reynolds James Dingus b 23 FEB 1908 Floyd Co KY

6. Chester Arthur Dingus b 13 SEP 1910 Floyd Co KY

7. Furman Dingus b 10 DEC 1912 Floyd Co KY

8. Charles Phillip Dingus b 6 MAY 1915 Floyd Co KY

9. Blanche Elmina Dingus b 4 JUL 1917 Floyd Co KY

III. Julia Reynolds b 1884

IV. William James "Squire" Reynolds b 8 Nov 1886 Floyd Co KY d 17 Dec 1966 Floyd Co KY; buried Frazier Cemetery, Ice Plant Hollow, Martin, Floyd Co KY; m. Rebecca Mayo b 7 May 1888 Floyd Co KY d 8 Sept 1958 Floyd Co KY; buried Frazier Cemetery, Ice Plant Hollow, Martin, Floyd Co KY; d/o John W Mayo and Rhoda Goble. Children of William James "Squire" Reynolds and Rebecca Mayo;

1. Oliver H. Reynolds b 18 NOV 1909

2. John Bud Reynolds b 10 AUG 1911 d 16 Feb 1945, WWII, Phillipines; military service, Medical Corpsman, US Army, WWII, POW in the famed Bataan Death March, stationed at Corregidor in the Philippines. John Bud Reynolds was posthumously awarded the Bronze Medal. The VFW in Martin, Floyd Co KY was named in his honor. See List of Kentucky Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Force Personnel

FLOYD CO TIMES, Jan 1, 1948 Martin, Ky
RELEASE OF JAPS' PRISONERS BRINGS JOY, HOPE TO COUNTY Floyd County had its intimate share in the nationwide wave of thankfulness arising with the news that American prisoners had been liberated on Luzon. One Floyd soldier was released in the heroic commando raid by American Rangers and Filipino guerillas last week which freed 513 American prisoners, survivors of the Bataan's "March of Death" after the fall of Corregidor, and a nurse, a sister of a Floyd county man, was liberated a few days later, from San Tomas internment camp in Manila as McArthur's forces dashed into the capital of the Philippines. The soldier now among friends and freed Jap cruelty is Pvt. Lawrence Robinson, son of Robert Robinson, of Wayland, and a member of the famed 31st Infantry whose survivors were taken from Corregidor on its fall as prisoners. The nurse is Lieut. Ruby Bradley, 37, Spencer, W.Va., sister of Smith Bradley, Prestonsburg, who was one of the 11 nurses taken prisoner on Bataan. Anxiously awaiting the day when word will come that their sons are released are Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Reynolds, Martin, parents of J.B. (Bud) Reynolds, a medical corpsman on Corregidor at its fall, and Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Walters, of Emma, parents of Seaman Wyman Walters, also taken prisoner on the Phillippines after his ship had been bombed. Letters received by these parents, however, indicate that their sons have been removed to the Japanese mainland. Another Wayland soldier, Fred Williams, was taken prisoner by the Japanese but died in April, 1942, his father J.W. Williams, was notified. Father of Pvt. Robinson, a miner at Wayland, could not be reached for an interview, but The Times was assisted by Noble Hobbs there in gaining an insight into his reaction to the news that his son was safe and at last in a American hands. Mr. Robinson was notified by the American Red Cross in a wire from Lexington that his son had been liberated. He was characteristically reticent. "I didn't work the next day," he quietly remarked. Lieut. Bradley, the nurse freed from internment in Manila, has visited her brother, an employee of the Columbian Fuel Corporation here, several times. An Army nurse since she was graduated from Walter Reed hospital, Washington, D.C., 19 years ago, she was sent to the Philippines in 1938 and was superintendent of nurses at Camp Hay hospital in Manila at the time she deliberately remained behind to care for the wounded as the Japs closed in on the city.

3. Ann Reynolds b 26 FEB 1913 d 28 Nov 1984; occupation, postmaster, Martin, Floyd Co KY; m. Haskell Hanson Vincent; occupation, principal Martin High School, Martin, Floyd Co KY.

Floyd County Times Obituary: Alice Reynolds Allen. Alice Reynolds Allen, age 86, of Prestonsburg, wife of John Allen for 65 years, died Wednesday, October 3, at her residence. She was born June 12, 1915, in Martin, a daughter of the late William James and Rebecca Mayo Reynolds. Alice was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, John Allen Jr., Robert R. Allen, (Sally Burchett) and David D. Allen, (Barbara Dotson), all of Prestonsburg, and Stephen R. Allen, (Terri Hyden), Peyton, Co.; two daughters, Judith Colvin McCreary, (Bob) of Lexington, Mary Alice Leslie, (D. Richard) of Prestonsburg; She was affectionately called “Mommie Allen” by her 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Alice Reynolds Allen will be conducted Friday, October 5, at 1:00 p.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Dr. Wayne Sayre, and Dr. Floyd Price officiating. Burial will follow in the John Allen Cemetery, (Sugar Loaf) Prestonsburg, with the Hall Funeral Home caring for those arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Big Sandy, Box 277, Hager Hill, Ky. 41222. Pallbearers: David D. Allen II, Robert R. Allen II, James D. Allen, Charles Michael Harris, John Wayne White, Michael Douglass and Roger Brian White.

4. Alice Reynolds b 12 JUN 1915 Floyd Co KY m. John Allen; occupation, attorney.

5. Lewis Parker Reynolds b 2 JUN 1917 m. Female Belcher.

6. William James Reynolds Jr. b 15 JAN 1920 d 21 Jun 1987; military service, US Air Corps, tail gunner; KY State Representative, Caucus Chairman of the house 1964 - 1972; m. Female Skaggs.

7. Female Reynolds m. Charles Pinson

8. Ralph Graham Reynolds b 11 FEB 1924 Martin, Floyd Co KY m. Female Curnutte; m. (2) Female Adkins; m. (3) Female Griffith.

Ralph Graham Reynolds Obituary, Floyd County Times: Ralph Graham Reynolds, 76, of Martin, died Friday, September 29, 2000, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Born on February 11, 1924, in Martin, he was the son of the late William J. Reynolds and Rebecca Mayo Reynolds. He was a retired Columbia Gas Transmission employee, a member of the Church of Christ, at Martin, and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Survivors include two sons, Billy and Jim Reynolds, both of Martin; five daughters, Peggy Thompson of Flatwoods, Becky Green, Nancy Mayo and Mickey Dingus, all of Martin, Alice Clark of Ashland; one sister, Alice Allen of Prestonsburg, 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 2, at noon, at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with the clergyman, Randolph Crisp, officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery, Martin, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bobby Dingus, Ricky "Sam" Green, Jim Reynolds II, Shannon Rogers, Nick Jackson, Jamie Spurlock and Charlie Justice. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Jenkins, Jim Recktenwald, Rick Green, James Thompson, Dennis Mayo and Dave Clark.

V. Roda Jane Reynolds b 15 Sept 1888

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