Zachary Smith Reynolds
Zachary Smith Reynolds
Zachary Smith Reynolds was an American amateur aviator and younger son of R. J. Reynolds. The Zachary Smith Reynolds story was the basis for two movies, Reckless, starring Jean Harlow, and the popular 1950s classic, Written on the Wind. The latter was loosely based on a novel by Robert Wilder. In addition, the film Sing, Sinner, Sing was loosely based upon the allegations surrounding Reynolds' death.
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Mrs. Ada Mae Moran - Newton Press Mentor
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... great-grandchildren, Holly and Zachary Reynolds, Christopher and Jessica Hogue and Bayley Ping; sisters, Thelma Hickey of Wilkinson, IN and Vera Huddleston of Yale; brothers, Wendell Jones of Eugene, OR and Donald (Peggy) Jones of San Diego, CA
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Police blotter for Aug. 13, 2011 - Torrington Register Citizen
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TORRINGTON — Zachary Reynolds, 18, of 144 Belmont Dr., was charged with second-degree breach of peace Aug. 10. He was issued a $1000 bond for court Aug. 11. TORRINGTON — Robit Garay, 29, of 240 E. Main St., first floor, was charged with two counts of
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Caribbean Festival in Springfield - WWLP 22News
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The Master of Ceremony will be Pastor Zachary Reynolds. There will be various local singers including Evenus Thompson, Brother Willie Naylor, Bishop Derrick Samms, Tom Bolden and Dr. Vilma Lovelace from Connecticut. Cost of tickets, $5 each
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Pacelli and Blooming Prairie honor rolls - Post-Bulletin
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Grade nine — Kendra Boecker, Katelyn Eischens, Weston Fiebiger, David Hansen, Mariah Holland, Delaney Nelson, Sara Noble, Zachary Reynolds, Thomas Wanous, Matthew Worke. Grade 10 — Breanna Behne, Jenna Krell, Kara Kubista, Marie-Rose Trom, Hannah
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Blooming Prairie High School fourth quarter honor roll - Austin Herald
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... Weston Myer, Rachael Rhoades, Scott Romeo, Nicholas Srsen, Samuel Swenson, Kyle Williamson, Kathryn Wolf, Kendra Boecker, Katelyn Eischens, Weston Fiebiger, David Hansen, Mariah Holland, Delaney Nelson, Sara Noble, Zachary Reynolds, Thomas Wanous,
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    TWENTIES
  • 1932
    Age 20
    Reynolds died under mysterious circumstances from an automatic .32 caliber Mauser pistol shot through his head on the early morning of July 6, 1932, after a 21st birthday party for his friend Charles Gideon Hill, Jr. (July 5, 1911 - October 18, 1960), who was also Anne Cannon Reynolds's first cousin, at his Winston-Salem, North Carolina estate known as Reynolda.
    More Details Hide Details His wife Libby Holman Reynolds was pregnant with their child. Reynolds' boyhood friend and personal assistant Albert Bailey "Ab" Walker had stayed over after the party, and he reported that he heard a gunshot from downstairs and immediately afterwards Holman ran to the balcony and shouted, "Smith's killed himself!" Walker said he found Reynolds bleeding and unconscious upstairs, with a bullet wound in his right temple. With Holman's help, Walker brought Reynolds to North Carolina Baptist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead four hours later at 5:25 am on July 6. The death was originally ruled a suicide, but a coroner's inquiry subsequently ruled the death a murder. Both Walker and Holman were considered suspects in his death and were both indicted for first-degree murder of Reynolds—Holman for the murder itself and Walker as an accomplice. The murder attracted national attention. Reporters printed allegations that Holman had conducted an affair with Walker. Reynolds' uncle William Neal Reynolds told the district attorney that the family supported dropping the charges; the prosecutor eventually did so for lack of evidence, and no trial was ever held.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1931
    Age 19
    After a couple of aborted starts, Reynolds began a long-distance flight (London to Hong Kong) in December 1931 right after his marriage to Holman.
    More Details Hide Details She was touring the United States in a road production of Three's A Crowd, reprising her Broadway theatre role. His solo flight was not really publicized and he was completing the ocean portions via boat. His flight journal survives. One of only two surviving S.56C aircraft is on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The aircraft is on long-term loan from the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem.
    Smith Reynolds married Libby Holman on November 29, 1931 in the parlor of Monroe, Michigan Justice of the Peace Fred M. Schoepfer, just six days after his divorce from Cannon was final.
    More Details Hide Details Reynolds had asked Holman to marry him while still married to Cannon and had reportedly told her he would kill himself if she refused his offer. Holman, although a celebrated Broadway actress, gave up her career to preside over the Reynolds estate, Reynolda House. They threw many parties there. After Reynolds' death (see Death), Holman gave birth to his son Christopher Smith "Topper" Reynolds three months prematurely on January 11, 1933 in Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the baby weighed 3.5 pounds. Topper Reynolds died in August 1950 at age 17 in a climbing accident on Mount Whitney.
    Due to Reynolds's affair with singer and actress Libby Holman, the Reynoldses were divorced in Reno, Nevada November 23, 1931.
    More Details Hide Details After their divorce, Anne Reynolds married and divorced Charlotte, North Carolina realtor Frank Brandon Smith, Jr. (May 21, 1906 - June 25, 1967) in 1934.
  • 1929
    Age 17
    Reynolds married Anne Cannon in York, South Carolina at midnight on November 16, 1929 soon after he turned 18.
    More Details Hide Details She was the daughter of Joseph Franklin Cannon (July 23, 1876 - June 21, 1939) of the Cannon Mills fortune and Annie Hunt Ludlow (December 9, 1887 - March 10, 1965). They had one child, Anne Cannon Reynolds II (August 23, 1930 - May 11, 2003).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Age 6
    R.J. Reynolds died in 1918 of pancreatic cancer, and Katherine Reynolds died in 1924.
    More Details Hide Details The Reynolds children then went to live with their uncle, William Neal Reynolds, and his wife Kate, who did not have children of their own. Reynolds quit school as a teenager to focus on flying planes, for which he had a talent. He was scheduled to receive $17 million from his father's estate at the age of 21. Reynolds was an avid aviator like his older brother R. J. Reynolds, Jr., also known as "Dick". Smith bought a S.56C amphibian biplane built by American Aeronautical Corporation in Port Washington, New York under license from Italian manufacturer Savoia-Marchetti in the spring of 1931, it was customized for him to have a single seat and extra fuel capacity as he planned to fly it around the world.
  • 1911
    Born
    Born in 1911.
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