Jim Reynolds

James Edward Reynolds, born December 25th, 1877 in Bentonville, AR1 , was a professional baseball player with Fort Smith in the 1897 Arkansas State League.


James Edward Reynolds, 1897.
James Edward Reynolds, 1897.
Reynolds attended Centre College in Danville, KY.

Reynolds died on February 23rd, 1943 in Fort Smith, AR.2 3


" Reynolds, first base [for Fort Smith] . . . Reynolds has been doing fine work on college teams in Kentucky."4

"Reynolds, Fort Smith's third baseman, handles himself nicely, and is capable of holding his own in this league."5

"Reynolds on third, is a son of F. T. Reynolds, an old-time St. Louis drummer now a big wholesale merchant."6

James Edward Reynolds (The Guardian, 2/26/1943).
James Edward Reynolds (The Guardian, 2/26/1943).
"James Edward Reynolds, member of Immaculate Conception Church, Fort Smith, president of Reynolds-Davis Grocery Company, died at 6:20 a.m., Tuesday in St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, following an illness which became critical a few weeks ago. He was 65 years old, and a native of Bentonville. Mr. Reynolds was a descendant of a family identified with the early day history of Fort Smith and with the commercial and social development of the city. He had been connected with the wholesale grocery business his entire adult life, and was active in the Immaculate Conception Church, and affairs of Hardscrabble Country Club. For the past two years Mr. Reynolds has been a member of the Board of Trustees, St. John's Home Missions Seminary. Survivors are his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Echols Reynolds, brother, Will T. Reynolds, one nephew, and two nieces. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 25, at 9 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Paul F. Desmond, pastor officiating."7


4 Arkansas Gazette, 7/6/1897
5 Arkansas Gazette'', 7/10/1897
6 The Sporting News, 7/17/1897, p.7