Biography of C. B. Reinheardt

C. B. Reinheardt, one of the representative agriculturists of Nowata County, who is farming four hundred acres of valuable land, one and one half miles east of Coodys Bluff, was born at Coodys Bluff on the 18th of January, 1893, a son of C. H. and Kennie (Couch) Reinheardt. His father is numbered among the pioneer citizens of this community and was for some time engaged in the oil producing business in Nowata county, achieving gratifying success.

His fine farm here is now being operated by his brother, W. A. Reinheardt, it being located some four miles south of Coodys Bluff, while he is living at Magdalena, New Mexico. He has acquired a large strip of land there, thirty-two by sixteen miles, and he raises cattle on a large scale. He likewise owns seven water rights on this land. Mr. Reinheardt has always been a great lover of the outdoors and he is particularly fond of shooting, fishing, etc. There are many members of the Reinheardt family living in this state. Elizabeth Coaker, a sister-in-law of C. H. Reinheardt, lives in Nowata. A brother-in-law. Newley Couch, is likewise a resident of Nowata, the Couch family having originally come from Italy, Texas, being pioneers in Indian Territory. And Sarah Milam, another sister-in-law lives in Chelsea, Oklahoma.

C. B. Reinheardt received his early education in the schools of Tahlequah and Muskogee and in 1911 and 1912, attended the Richmond University in Virginia. Close application to his studies had impaired his health and as a consequence, he went to Billings, Montana, for one year of complete rest. At the termination of that time he returned home and entered the oil business with his father, a connection he maintained for some time. Later, however, he dissolved that partnership and took up farming on his father-in-law’s old homestead of four hundred acres, one and one-half miles east of Coodys Bluff. The fine old country home is surrounded by wonderful shade trees and the house is beautifully and simply furnished, reflecting the refinement of its occupants. The barn is large and of splendid construction, as are the other outbuildings and the fences and gates are kept in the best state of repair. In addition to the original homestead Mrs. Reinheardt owns eighty acres adjoining. Oil has been discovered on that land and she derives a handsome income from this property.

On the 4th of March, 1914, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Reinheardt to Miss Violet May Armstrong, a daughter of Henry and Annie Elizabeth (Journeycake) Armstrong. Her father was twice married and Mrs. Reinheardt is the only living child of the second union. The second Mrs. Armstrong was a sister of Mrs. N. M. Bartles, a widow of the late Jake Bartles of Dewey, the founder of Bartlesville. Mr. Armstrong is now living retired in Coffeyville, Kansas. His wife is deceased. Mrs. Reinheardt is a half sister of Charles F. and A. F. Armstrong, extended mention of whom is made on another page of  his work, Mrs. George Bosworth and Mrs. Leona J. Scoville of Nowata, and Mrs. Louis R. Williams of New York city.

In the acquirement of her education Mrs. Reinheardt attended the common schools of Nowata and after graduating from the high school here she enrolled in Henry Kendall College at Tulsa and subsequently in the Liberty Ladies’ College at Liberty, Missouri. She is a woman of much culture and refinement and is a leader in the club and social circles of Nowata. She is a striking representative of the modern woman of today, beautiful and intelligent. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Reinheardt two children have been born: Mary Virginia and Charles Benford, Jr.

Since age conferred upon Mr. Reinheardt the right of franchise he has given his stanch support to the democratic party and the principles for which it stands. Although he takes an active interest in local affairs, he has never sought nor desired public office, preferring to devote his entire time and attention to his business interests. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and holds membership in many school fraternities. He is readily conceded to be one of the most public-spirited citizens of Nowata County and his aid can always be counted upon in the furtherance of any movement for the development and improvement of the community.



Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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