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Charles Whitford Reynolds

Carpathia First Cabin Passenger

Charles Whitford Reynolds
Charles Whitford Reynolds

Mr Charles Whitford Reynolds (Carpathia passenger) was born in Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York on 8 February 1848. Coming from a well-known and respected family, he was the son of William Whitford Reynolds, a farmer, and Mary Peckham. 

A Civil War veteran, Reynolds was married in June 1874 to Lucy Maria Gifford and they had five children: William, George, Grace, Alonzo and Noyes.

By 1910 the family lived at 405 State Street in Albany.  Republican in his political leanings, at a young age Reynolds was in partnership with David H. Kellyer in in a small general store which later began manufacturing shirts. That same small-scale shirt manufacture soon turned industrial in scale and soon employed many in the local area.

Charles Reynolds in 1900
Charles Reynolds in 1900
(Troy Daily Times)

In April 1912 Mr and Mrs Reynolds were passengers aboard the Carpathia

Mr. and Mrs. Lucius B. Hoyt and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds, who were passengers on the Carpathia en route to Europe, saw the rescue of the passengers. They were accompanied by Reuben L. Widman. who returned to Albany, but the others re-embarked for Europe. - The Argus, 30 April 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Lucius B. Hoyt, who sailed on the Carpathia which returned to New York with rescued passengers from the Titanic, are at present in Liverpool. They will spend the greater part of the summer in France and Italy and will return to Albany in the early fall. - The Argus, 30 April 1912

Charles Reynolds died in Rensselaer, New York on 17 June 1922. His obituary states that he died from the grief of the loss of his son George, who died after a protracted illness two months previous in April 1922 aged in his early forties. Charles was buried in Reynolds Cemetery in Petersburg. 

References and Sources

RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List printed on board
New York Times, 13 April 1912
Knickerbocker Press, 18 April 1912
Chatham Courier, unknown date 1922,
Charles W. Reynolds died in Petersburg.
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Carpathia Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Charles Whitford Reynolds
Age: 64 years 2 months and 7 days (Male)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Lucy Maria Gifford
Occupation: Manufacturer
Ship: Carpathia
Died: Saturday 17th June 1922 aged 74 years
Buried: Reynolds Cemetery, Petersburg, New York, United States

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