Monday, January 9, 2012

Wyatt Scrapbook - Joe Melvin Reynolds

In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.


Joe is four years old. He is the son [faded newsprint is unreadable] and Mrs. James J. Reynolds of Jordan Springs, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shelby of Jordan Springs.”

  1. According to FindAGrave Memorial #26844965, Joseph Melvin Reynolds was born on 16 June 1924 in Tennessee, the son of James Jennings Reynolds and Frances Shelby Reynolds. He died 11 June 1997 and is buried at Miner Cemetery in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. A biography is included on the FindAGrave memorial. [Source:, digital images ( : accessed 1 January 2012), Dr. Joseph Melvin Reynolds, Memorial #26844965, created by Jerry G. Marable, 15 May 2008.]
  2. The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual  date of publication are unknown.
  3. The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Joseph Melvin Reynolds or his parents is unknown.

 © 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

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