Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Alexander Reid

Male 1858 - 1920  (62 years)


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  • Name John Alexander Reid 
    Born 21 Aug 1858  Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Builder 
    Religion 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Carpenter - carpenter shop 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58291 
    Died 2 Dec 1920  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: Cause: Prostste Troubles (2 years) - Lobar Pneumonia (11 days) 
    Buried 5 Dec 1920  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I58291  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father John Sanfield Reid,   b. 8 Jul 1829, , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1912, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Isabella Mathison,   b. CALC 28 Feb 1835, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1887, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Family ID F15127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary H. Oliver,   b. 11 Oct 1866, Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1938, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1890  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Amy Reid,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Amy A. Reid,   b. 24 May 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eva Reid,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Eva Olive Reid,   b. 19 Jul 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Norma Reid,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Irma Marquerite Reid,   b. 28 May 1896, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 0 years)
     7. Norma L. Reid,   b. 10 Mar 1899, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Inez Claire Reid,   b. 14 Apr 1901, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1901, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Stanley Lloyd Reid,   b. 27 Jan 1906, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F15045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passing of John A. Reid - Succumbs to a Complication of Diseases After a Short Illness - There passed away on Thursday night, Dec. 2nd, after an illness of only about ten days, one of our longest residents and most widely known citizens in the person of John A. Reid, in his 63rd year. Mr. Reid was seized with a chill shortly after returning home from his club room, on Saturday night, Nov. 20th. His trouble was diagnosed as an affection of the kidneys. Later, pneumonia developed, and though everything possible was done to fight the complication, the effort was of no avail. Deep interest was taken n the case by the community at large, almost from the start, daily enquiry as to the patient's condition indicating public concern, and the respect and esteem in which Mr. Reid was held by his host of friends. Deceased was born at Reidsville, a couple of miles from the village of Ayr, and settled here early in life, where he resided almost continuously until his death. His trade was that of a contractor, carpenter and builder. For some years he conducted a shop on Northumberland Street, and latterly was foreman of the Habern works - a good mechanic and worthy citizen. In public life dabbled prominently in municipal affairs, being a counselor for several terms, also a member of the School Board, and its efficient chairman for a term. In the sporting circle, he was an enthusiastic curler, a bowler and dearly loved a speedy horse. He was also one of the founders of the King Edward Club and one of its main stays. But it was in the home circle that the subject of this brief memoir revealed the ideal characteristics, a true husband and loving father - holding the respect and loving companionship of every member of the family. In religion he was Presbyterian and in politics an Independent Liberal. Mr. Reid married upwards of thirty years ago, his bride being Mary Oliver, who survives him. The members of his family are: Mrs. Irvine, Norma and Eva, Toronto, and Stanley at home. Several brothers and sisters also survive. They are: Walter, Alsask, Sask.; Andrew, Guelph; James, Rock Island, Ill.; Misses Catherine and Violet, Ayr; Mrs. Ward, Woodstock; Mrs. (Dr.) Carter, Toronto, and Mrs. Robert Gladstone, Ayr. The funeral on Sunday afternoon was very largely attended; all classes of citizens paying their last tribute of respect to their departed neighbor and fellow townsman. Interment was made in the Ayr cemetery, Rev. J. J. Brown conducting the service.

      Ayr News - Dec 9, 1920, pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 12.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 14.

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 7.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 2 Page 18.

    5. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 41.

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Reid/ John A. Reid/ 1858 - 1920/ his wife/ Mary Oliver/ 1866 - 1938/ their children/ Irma M. 1896 - 1897/ Inez C. 1901 - 1901
      [Back] Reid/ Stanley L. Reid/ 1906 - 1979/ son of John and Mary/ his wife/ Iris S. Richardson/ 1904 - 1983
      [A] Inez [B] Stanley [C] Iris

    7. [S2556] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), Obituary of John Alexander Reid - 9 Dec 1920, pg 1.

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: John Alexander Reid Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1858 Birth Place: Ontario Age at Death: 62 Death Date: 2 Dec 1920 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: J A Reid Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1859 Birth Place: Ayr, Ontario Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1890 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: John Reid Mother: Isabella Matheson Spouse: Mary Oliver Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1867 Spouse Birth Place: Barford Ont Spouse Father: Thomas Oliver Spouse Mother: Emma Oliver

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jun 1890 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Builder - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - carpenter shop - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Prostste Troubles (2 years) - Lobar Pneumonia (11 days) - 2 Dec 1920 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Dec 1920 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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