Sara Jane Reynolds ’39

Full name: Sara Jane Reynolds Kaulbach


7 July 1940 — Great Falls Tribune — Wife of Chouteau Senator Dies at Wheel of Her Car — Mrs. Sarah J. Kaulbach, 35, Candidate for Clerk of Chouteau County District, Found Lifeless in Automobile by Rancher”

+++++“Mrs. Sarah J. Kaulbach, 35, Fort Benton, one of Montana’s few women attorneys, wife of Dr. J. Kaulbach, state senator from Chouteau county, was found dead at the wheel of her car late Saturday afternoon about a mile and a half east of Belt creek, on the Highwood road. . . .
+++++Mrs. Kaulbach had a ranch in the Highwood district and had visited it Saturday afternoon shortly before the accident.
+++++She was born in Great Falls September 4, 1904, and was graduated from grade and high schools at Fort Benton. She was a graduate of the University of Montana, had taken post graduate work at Columbia university and later was graduated from the law school of New York university, with the degree of doctor of jurisprudence. She had been admitted to practice before the bar in both New York and Montana and at the time of her death was actively engaged in the practice of law in Fort Benton.
+++++She had taught in grade schools and in universities, had been employed for a time in the legal department of the treasure, and had served as assistant law clerk for the Montana senate.
+++++In recent weeks, she had been actively campaigning in the interests of her candidacy for the post of clerk of the Chouteau county district court, on the republican ticket.
+++++She was married to Sentaor Kaulbach at Townsend in 1939.
+++++Her mother, the late Mrs. John Reynolds, was a sister of Mrs. Herbert Strain of Great Falls.
+++++Survivors, in addition to the husband, are four brothers, Earl of the Highwood district, Lewis of Biggs, Calif., Harris of Fort Benton, George of Bainville, and a sister, Mrs. Frederick Woodmansey of Highwood.”


Born:

+++++4 September 1904, in Great Falls, Montana

Parents:

+++++John Reynolds and Georgia Maude May Abrams

Siblings:

+++++four brothers and one sister

Education:

  • University of Montana, 1926
  • New York University School of Commerce, Accounts & Finance 1935

Admitted to Practice:

  • New York (?)
  • Montana 1939

Married:

+++++Joseph Kaulbach on 3 February 1939

Died:

+++++6 July 1940

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