|George Arthur Reynolds was born March 28, 1854 to John D. and Mary (Hannum) Reynolds in Belchertown, |
Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The family, including George and his sister Nannie, moved to Macon, Bureau
County, Illinois in 1856, where they lived until 1860. They moved to Buda for two years and then purchased a
160 acre farm in Section #6 of Indiantown, Bureau County, Illinois in 1862.
George was hired by the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad sometime after 1873 as a switch
tender/brakeman. In 1876, George was promoted to Operator and worked with Edward Engel and David T.
Nichols at the Chicago Burlington & Quincy depot in Buda, Bureau County, Illinois.
In 1877 he was living at the Weston House, a hotel in Buda and was working as a relief operator at both the
Buda and Wyanet depots. In late 1890 George moved to Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois where he was the
station agent at that location, which was one of the original sections of the American Central Railway for the
Chicago Burlington & Quincy. There he met Margaret I. Ingmire, daughter of John and Rachel (Miller) Ingmire
and they were married in the summer of 1900. In 1910 George and Margaret moved to Penn, Stark County,
Illinois, where he was again the station agent for the Buda and Rushville branch of the Chicago Burlington &
Quincy. His final move was back to Aledo, Illinois around 1915, where George remained the station agent for
the Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad until his death on September 07, 1919. George is buried in Aledo
Cemetery next to his wife Margaret, who passed away on February 17, 1937 in Aledo. Illinois.