Source: The Black Hills Weekly Journal, Rapid City South Dakota, Friday, March 26, 1915
In Rapid City, Monday, March 22, 1915, Mary Caroline, beloved wife of Rev. R.C. McReynolds, of a complication of diseases, aged seventy-six years, eleven months and twenty-three days.
"The Master is come and calleth for thee" were the words spoken to Mrs. McReynolds yesterday at the noon hour. She willingly answered the summons, passing peacefully into the Great Beyond to meet the loved ones gone before, and await the husband and three children who are to follow later.
Mary Caroline Wary was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, April 14, 1838. At the age of twenty-four she was married to John Harlan of New Market, Ind. Two children were born to this union, Edwin H. Harlan of Logansport, Ind., and Frank G. Harlan, who died a year ago in Spokane, Wash. Two years after the death of Mr. Harlan, in 1873, Mrs. Harlan was married to Rev. R.C. Reynolds, of New Market, Ind. To this union was born one child, Mrs. J.R. Sharp, of this city. In 1887 Rev. and Mrs. McReynolds moved to Rushville, Neb., residing in that state until 1902, when they moved to Tecumseh, Oklahoma. In 1907 they came to Rapid City at which point they have since resided.
Mrs. McReynolds had shared all the joys and sorrow of an itinerant Methodist minister's life, always with the same unfailing sweet spirit that characterized her every act. The last years of her life she was in very poor health and about four weeks ago had a severe attack of tla grippe with other complications arising, from which she did not recover, and resulted in her death. Her loss will be felt by all who knew her, and many will miss her pleasant, kindly smile as they would a ray of sunshine they had longed for and failed to catch.
Her son, Edwin, is expected to reach here Friday morning. Sunday a telegram was received from him asking that some flowers be secured for her in his name, which was done, and almost her last words were those expressing pleasure at the loving thoughtfulness of her children. Funeral notice later. – thanks to Kim H