Name: McReynolds, John Virgil (1870-1936)
John Virgil McReynolds was born in Winston County, Mississippi on August 10, 1870. His family moved to the community of Llyod, Texas, in 1874. McReynolds attended the North Texas Normal College and was a member of the first graduating class in 1891. After graduating, he worked as a teacher’s helper for no pay before he began working for the Railway Mail Service in Denison, Texas, in 1895 soon after his marriage to Sarah Ann “Sally” Harris.
Through his job with the Railway Mail Service, McReynolds was transferred to Fort Worth in 1896, and his family moved to 1251 East Morphy Street in Fort Worth in November 1906 where he and Sally lived for the remainder of their lives. McReynolds worked for the Railway Mail Service for nearly 40 years and died of a prolonged illness in 1936. Both he and his wife are buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Denton, Texas.