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www.childers-shepherd.org, 20 Aug 2011
Carl Vernon Reynolds
13 June 1871    -   3 March 1963
Bunc Co NC             Los Angeles Co CA
from the website of The Albemarle Inn Bed and Breakfast, Asheville, NC. See more details at
http://www.albemarleinn.com/history.html :                        

"Near the foot of Sunset Mountain in north Asheville, Dr. Carl V. Reynolds (1872-1963)
constructed a large Neoclassical Revival style house for his private residence [now the
Albemarle Inn Bed and Breakfast, at 86 Edgemont Road]. Reynolds, then city health officer, was
a native of Asheville descended on both lines from prominent Buncombe County families. His
father, John Daniel Reynolds, was an early Asheville medical practitioner.

"Although Carl Reynolds received his early education in Asheville, his medical schooling was at
the City of New York Medical College, with a post-graduate course at Brompton Hospital in
London. He returned to Asheville to set up a private medical practice around 1896 and
specialized in the treatment of tuberculosis.

"Reynolds shifted his interest into public health and was appointed city health officer from
1903-1910 and 1914-1923. Dr. Reynolds instituted a number of sanitation measures, including:
the vaccination of school children, a campaign against the housefly, a milk ordinance, and the
required wrapping of bread.

"In 1924 Reynolds was elected president of the North Carolina Medical Society and in 1931 as
president of the State Board of Health. He also was instrumental in founding the school of Public
Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 1935 he served on its faculty."
. . . .

"In September of 1920, Carl and Edith Reynolds built the first house in the new town of Biltmore
Forest. Reynolds then sold the house on Edgemont to the Grove Park School, a prestigious
private institution founded in 1900 as the Asheville School for Girls. E.W. Grove and Thomas A.
Cosgrove, the chief executive officer and headmaster, were the principal owners of the school."
Sources: http://www.albemarleinn.com/history.html  
        CA Death Index, 1940 - 1997;
Riverside Cemetery,
Asheville, NC. Photos
by James Archer via