WNR Films - Cameo of William Neal Reynolds (1863 - 1951 )

Cameo footage of William Neal Reynolds taken 1941 by his nephew Richard Joshua Reynolds, Jr. "Dick" as part of a community service PR film titled "Winston-Salem - A Balanced Community" while he was the Mayor of Winston-Salem. William Neal Reynolds "Uncle Will" was the brother of RJ Reynolds and assumed the leadership of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after RJ of Reynolda Village passed away in 1918. Uncle Will and his wife Kate Gertrude Bitting Reynolds "Katie B" built their home, the Manor House, in 1921 at their Tanglewood Farm located on the Western edge of Forsyth County on the Yadkin River. Uncle Will was an avid horse breeder and trainer and specialized in harness racing ( trotters ). During his lifetime he created the William Neal Reynolds professor chair at NC State University and built the William Neal Reynolds coliseum at NC State also. Through Uncle Will's and Katie B.'s estates, their Manor House and Tanglewood Farm was donated to Forsyth County as a park. Uncle Will left the remainder of his estate to the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation. Katie B. Left the remainder of her estate for the creation of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Foundation for health care in NC. Both are buried at the Salem Cemetery in Winston-Salem, NC

 

Tags: WNR, Films, William, Neal, Reynolds, Trotting, Horse, Race, Tanglewood, Manor, House, Reynolda, Kate

 



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