Charles A. Reynolds

Charles A. Reynolds

Charles Augustus Reynolds was a prominent figure in Camden, deeply involved in both business and civic affairs until his untimely death at the age of 54 in 1924. He co-founded and served as president of The Keystone Leather Company, a major employer in Camden at the time. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing the Merchants’ Trust Company bank, where he served as its first president. Reynolds also held the position of president at the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital from 1908 until his passing, demonstrating his commitment to healthcare in the community. Furthermore, he served as vice-president of the Camden Young Men’s Christian Association from 1913 until his death.

In January 1909, Reynolds, along with George W. Jessup and his son, incorporated the Haddon Heights Park Company to engage in real estate dealings and construction projects. Shortly thereafter, in March 1909, they formed the Haddon Highlands Company for similar purposes.

Residing at 711 Cooper Street in Camden in 1910, Reynolds was actively involved in various organizations and associations, including Trimble Lodge No. 117, Free and Accepted Masons, the Camden County Historical Society, and the First Baptist Church in Camden, where he served as a member, trustee, and superintendent of the Sunday School for ten years.

In 1922, Reynolds established the C. A. Reynolds Leather Company on Pine Street in Camden, where he was engaged in business until his passing on June 23, 1924. Following his death, the C.A. Reynolds Leather Company plant was acquired by Frederick Himmelein in 1926. Reynolds left behind a legacy of business acumen and dedicated service to his community.


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