Fred W. Reich (1894-1977)
Frederick William Reich (pronounced "Rich") was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of Henry Reich and Lula Flocker. The Reich family home in Tryon was deep in the woods off Erskine Road. Henry is remembered as being of German heritage, for he had a strong accent, and was considered a rather scary figure by little boys. In the annals of the Lanier Club, Mrs. Reich was a member as early as 1905, and she is recorded as being a speaker on the athenaeum program of November 17, 1910.
Fred painted seriously as a teenager, and by the time he reached maturity was identified as An Artist by his young peers in Tryon. He did not dress as other youths did. A Converse Coll
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