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Lee Reynolds running his dairy route

Erasmus (Lee) Reynolds is listed in The Record of the Garland County Historical Society as operating a dairy located at Malvern and South Cedar Streets in Hot Springs, Arkansas. AMI hospital is located on the property where the dairy was. Part of the Reynolds' dairy barn still exists today on the original land that is located on Hollywood Lane. The barn was remodeled and made into a florist shop, The House of Flowers, is still in operation at the present time. The original house that Lee owned was destroyed in 1916 by a devastating tornado. Lee was injured when the storm drop down on the Reynolds' farm.  He was sucked into the tornado and carried for over a quarter mile.  Rescuers found him buried under a pile of rubble. When found he was still alive, but had sustained severe head injuries.. The cyclone had left its mark on him by removing part of his skull and polluting the gray matter of his brain with trash. For the rest of his life he carried a steel plate that served as a replacement for real bone.

Lee's father Leonidas Bascon Reynolds was a dairyman. His dairy was located in what is now the Trivista area of Hot Springs. Henry (Gus) Reynolds, L. B's youngest son recalls that the property was located on Hot Springs Creek behind what is now Oakland Racetrack.

Leonidas Erasmus was named after his father and  he went by the name of Lee. He was married to Iva Jane Lepatourel. She was musically inclined and had a private school and taught pupils in her home. Both had a common interest in music and this could be one of the reason they married. Lee played the piano and Iva was a talented singer. There is a plaque placed in the sidewalk next to the Mountain Valley Water Company located on Central Avenue and was place there by the City Of Hot Springs to mark the original site of the first opera house that was built in the city. My father Aubrey Reynolds said," Iva had a beautiful voice and sang at the opera house on Central Avenue."

Lee and Iva had four children: Aubrey Edward, Helen Blanche, Ralph Lee and Nannie Jane Reynolds.

Written by Robert E. Reynolds grandson of Lee Reynolds

Descendants of Leonidas Erasmus Reynolds

 Generation No. 1

1.  LEONIDAS ERASMUS5 REYNOLDS  (LEONIDAS BASCOM4, HARTWELL STAIN3, HENRY2, HENRY 1) was born October 06, 1880 in Conway, Arkansas, and died April 16, 1957 in Gorman, Texas.  He married IVA JANE LEPATOUREL 1902, daughter of PETER LEPATOUREL and ELVIRA ARNETT.  She was born March 02, 1887 in Malvern, Arkansas, and died December 25, 1957 in Denver, Colorado.



Burial: April 17, 1957, Gorman Cemetery, Eastland Co., Texas

Census: 1910, Arkansas, Garland Co., Hot Springs T. S.

Census 1: 1920, Arkansas, Garland Co., Hot Springs T. S.

Census 3: 1930, Arkansas, Garland Co., Hot Springs T. S.



Burial: Fairmount Crematory Arapahoe County, Co.

Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Source of information Aubrey Edward Reynolds


Obituray from The Hot Springs Sentinel Record.

Mrs. Iva Reynolds
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva LePatourel Reynolds, 71, who died Dec. 25 at Denver, Colo., were held at noon today in that city.
Mrs. Reynolds, a native of Hot Springs where she formerly resided until 12 years ago, had since made her home with a daughter, Mrs. John D. Mack in Denver.
She is also survived by three other children ,Aubrey Reynolds of Hot Springs, Mrs. Helen White of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Ralph Reynolds of Erie, Pa. She also had 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.




Marriage: 1902



                  i.    AUBREY EDWARD6 REYNOLDS, b. May 28, 1905, Hot Springs, Arkansas; d. September 09, 1964, Searcy, Arkansas; m. CLARA SYBIL BURNS, August 30, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania; b. June 20, 1907, Providence, Arkansas; d. November 13, 1982, Hot Springs, Arkansas.









Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Garland Co.

Article: The following article appeared in the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, August 11, 1965.

Aubrey E. Reynolds and William Rayburn Keel, both of Hot Springs, were among the 53 civilian workers killed in the explosion and flash fire Monday afternoon at the Titan II intercontinental missile site, 10 miles northwest of Searcy.

Reynolds' body was returned to Hot Springs yesterday by Gross mortuary from Judsonia where it was taken on recovery. Keel's body is at Jackson funeral home in Newport and funeral services for him will be held Thursday in Kentucky.
The two Hot Springs men, along with the others, were working in the 170-foot deep silo time of the explosion. There were two survivors.
Reynolds, according to relatives, had been transferred to the missile site from another near Searcy Monday morning. He had been working on the first site for about a week.
Reynolds' family was informed of the explosion by Leon Storey, 726 Linwood, who was also working in Searcy. The family left for Searcy around 5 o'clock Monday.
"We couldn't find anything out when we got there," related a son, Robert E. Reynolds, on his return to Hot Springs Tuesday afternoon. "The area was sealed off and we couldn't get close."
The Reynolds family spent the night in Searcy and went to the site early Tuesday morning.

                         More About CLARA SYBIL BURNS:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Garland Co.

Individual Note: Lived at Hope, Arkansas as a child.

Obituary: The Sentinel-Record, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1982.


Clara Sybil Burns Reynolds,75 died Saturday, Nov. 13 at her home. Born in Hope, she moved to Hot Springs where she graduated from Hot Springs High School. She attended Ouachita Baptist University and later worked as a salesperson for Luzier's Cosmetics, Organic Seafood and Stanleys. She was a member of the Hot Springs Music Club, National Federation of Music Clubs, Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Sabina Club of which she served as president in 1976-1977, YWCA, Tri-Arts Chapter of Arkansas Authors, Composers and Artists Society, Rebekah Lodge and had been a program counselor of Al-Anon for 18 years. She was also a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Reed and Bonnie Lee Reynolds, both of Hot Springs and Martha Henning of Silverhill, Ala.; two sons, Robert E. Reynolds and the Rev. Aubrey W. Reynolds, both of Hot Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob King, Mrs. Earl McWherter and Mrs. Sam Walters, all of Hot Springs; one brother, Vernon Burns of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 P.M. today the Gross Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James A. Beverley and Dr. Doug Dickens officiating.
Pallbearers will be Randy Fontaine, David Vann, Frank Paloma, Bruce Reed, Scott Henning and Hunt Henning.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Driver Rowland, Dr. Rita Stecker, M.C. Lewis, and Virginia Saunders.
Burial will take place in the Hollywood Cemetery under the direction of Gross Funeral Home.
The family will be at 107 Euclid.
Remembrances may be made to the Hollywood Cemetery Preservation Association.


Marriage: August 30, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania



                 ii.    HELEN BLANCHE REYNOLDS, b. October 29, 1907, Hot Springs, Arkansas; d. October 26, 1999, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; m. (1) ROBERT F. JEFFERSON; b. Abt. 1903; m. (2) ROBERT A. WHITE, May 08, 1937, Hot Springs ,AR.; b. July 21, 1903; d. January 1984, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.



Census: Garland Co. Marriage Records

Census: 1930, Eire County, Pennsylvania

Obituary: Kerrville Mountain Sun Decenber 1, 1999
Helen B. White
Helen B. White, 92, of Kerrville died Nov. 26 in a local care center. Born Oct, 29. 1907 in Hot Springs, Ark., to the late Lee and Iva Anna Carlton Reynolds, she had been a Kerrville resident since 1984. A former longtime resident of Corpus Christi, she owned and operated Helen White's Dress Shops there. She was a member of the Methodist faith. In 1937 in Hot Springs, Ark., she married Robert A. White. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Butcher. Hanzel of Kerrville; a sister, Jane Mack of Vera Beach, Fla.; and a grandson. Burial services were to be private. Memorials may be made to the Hill Country Youth Ranch.
Kerrville Funeral Home



Census: 1930, Eire County, Pennsylvania



Marriage: May 08, 1937, Hot Springs, AR

Obituary: Kerrville Mountain Sun February 4, 1984
Robert (Bob) White
Services were held Monday for Robert A. (Bob) White 80 who passed away in a Corpus Christi hospital.
He was born in July 21, 1903 in Paris Texas and was employed at the Naval Station for many years before his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Reynolds White: one son Robert M. White of George Town; a daughter. Mary Butcher and son-in -law, Paul, of Kerrville; a brother, Will White of Hugo, Okla.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


               iii. RALPH LEE6 REYNOLDS  (LEONIDAS ERASMUS5, LEONIDAS BASCOM4, HARTWELL STAIN3, HENRY 2, HENRY1) was born 24 May 1918 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and died 22 Sep 1963 in Erie, PA.  He married DOROTHY M SISSON 02 Nov 1940 in Erie, Erie County, PA, daughter of CARLTON SISSON and VINNIE REMALEY.  She was born 18 Jul 1918 in Eire, County, Erie, PA, and died 19 Dec 1999 in Erie, County.



Census: 1930, Garland Co., Hot Springs Township


                 iv. NANNIE JANE REYNOLDS, b. December 4, 1921, Hot Springs, Arkansas; d August 04, 2003 m. JOHN D. MACK; b. February 03, 1921; d. December 25, 1998, Vero Beach, FL.



Census: 1930, Garland Co., Hot Springs Township


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Grandson of Lee Reynolds

Hot Springs, Arkansas

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