Alva Claude Reynolds

Submitted by: Benjamin Woodard

Alva Claude Reynolds 300Alva Claude Reynolds born around 1886, Alva Reynolds served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service


Alva Claude Reynolds was born Sep 21, 1886, in Addison, Ohio, to William and Ida Reynolds. He attended Rio Grande College and graduated from law school in Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1910.

He lived in Addison and worked as Assistant General Time Keeper for C&O Railroad.

He entered into limited military service on Aug 5, 1918, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was attached as a Private as part of 1st Co., Casual Battalion (clerical personnel) at Camp Syracuse, New York, regretting that he couldn’t go overseas.

On Friday, September 20, he came down with influenza and pneumonia and was taken to the hospital at Oswego, New York. His twin sister, Maude, received a telegram on the 24th and she arrived on the 26th, just in time to see him before his death that evening at 7:15 PM. He had only been in the service for 8 weeks.

He was buried in the family cemetery in Addison.

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