Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Andrew J. "A. J." Reid

Andrew J. "A. J." Reid[1, 2]

Male 1840 - 1923  (83 years)

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  • Name Andrew J. "A. J." Reid 
    Born 6 Jan 1840  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Business North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 31, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reid Brothers 
    Waterloo County Directory 1878
    Waterloo County Directory 1878
    Residence 1867  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sawyer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sawyer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    C. Presbyterian 
    Religion 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    C. Presbyterian 
    Elected Office 1895  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    clerk treasurer - Ayr Municial Council 
    Ayr-1895-Ayr Municipal Council.jpg
    Ayr-1895-Ayr Municipal Council.jpg
    Interesting politics, sports, story 
    Name A. J. Reid 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Labourer - Saw mill 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58348 
    Died 10 Jun 1923  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cause: Cause: Hypertrophy of Prostate (3 years) - Cerebral Haemmorhage (4 days) 
    Buried 12 Jun 1923  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I58348  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father John Reid,   b. 25 Apr 1796, Boghall, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Catherine Mathison,   b. 14 Mar 1799, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F15128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Johnstone,   b. 4 Jun 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1944, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1867  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane Reid,   b. CALC 31 Mar 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1868, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     2. John Albert Reid,   b. 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1878, Cedar Creek, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     3. Isabella Reid,   b. Aug 1870, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1890, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     4. Catherine Elizabeth "Bessie" Reid,   b. 29 Jan 1873, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1956, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. James A. Reid,   b. 18 Apr 1875, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Agnes Jane Reid,   b. 21 Apr 1878, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1916, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. Grace Reid,   b. 15 Mar 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F15060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1840 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Reid Brothers - - North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 31, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1867 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawyer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawyer - 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 MapsOccupation - C. Presbyterian - 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 MapsElected Office - clerk treasurer - Ayr Municial Council - 1895 - 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 - Labourer - Saw mill - 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: Hypertrophy of Prostate (3 years) - Cerebral Haemmorhage (4 days) - 10 Jun 1923 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1923 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Passing of Prominent Citizen - Andrew J. Reid Succumbs to Stroke at Ripe Age - In the death of Andrew J. Reid, which took place at his residence, Colquhoun street, on Sunday, June10th. Ayr loses a prominent citizen a man of many parts and marked activity throughout a long and useful career. Born at Reidsville of Scottish parentage, he spent the greater part of his life there as a farmer and sawmiller, coming to Ayr 35 years ago where he held a position with the W. I. Reid Co. until Wednesday of last week, and had been measuring lumber just before suffering a paralytic stroke, which, at the age of over 82 years, terminated in death in a few days. He was widely read, and, being endowed with a keen intellect, he soon adapted himself to fill a niche in the activities of the community. Besides holding many minor positions in civic life, he was for a period of 22 years the efficient clerk and treasurer of the municipality, doing a great deal of faithful and expert work at a salary far from equivalent to his duties and the ability exercised therein. In politics he was a staunch Conservative and in religion a Presbyterian. For years he was a member of the Board of Managers in Stanley Street Church, also treasurer for a long period, and a valued member of the choir. After the union with Knox Church he was likewise treasurer of Knox United Church until a couple of years ago. In literary work, "A. J.," as he was familiarly known, was no novice, contributing many creditable articles to the public press. Not satisfied with a pretty comprehensive grasp of things mundane, he also invaded the realm of the canopy known as the sty and was no mean authority on the science of astronomy, as well as a philosopher and a good mathematician. It was in sports however, that he particulary excelled. …?... all kinds, it was in curling and quoits that he got his keenest pleasure. In 1899 he formed one of an Ayr rink that won the Sleeman Trophy at Guelph, the other members being Messrs. John Goldie, John Anderson and the late John Wyllie. Ever active in some useful capacity, Mr. Reid also devoted a portion of his leisure time to the manufacture of walking canes, and at the time of death had a stock of 200 on hand, made from all the different woods in North America. As a caricaturist he was second only to such men as Bengough and Hunter. In society circles he was a Mason, the oldest in town, and was recently put on the honorary roll. Upwards of four years ago, the subject of this sketch and Mrs. Reid celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Those surviving besides Mrs. Reid, whose maiden name was Isabel Johnston, are a daughter and son, Bessie of New York and James A. of Windsor, and a grandson, Harold McGrogan, Ayr. Another daughter, Mrs. Richard McGrogan, died a few years ago. The funeral to Ayr cemetery on Tuesday was very largely attended, the service being conducted by Rev. Mr. McRae of Glenmorris. The pallbearers were all nephews. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

      The Ayr News Jun 14 1923 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Gracie Reid - 21 Oct 1881, pg 8.

    2. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of John albert Reid - 9 Aug 1878, pg 3.

    3. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 13.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Andrew J. Reid b. North Dumfries res: North Dumfries Age: 26 born abt 1841 father: John Reid mother: Catherine Matheson married Isabella Johnston Age:: 18 born abt 1849 b. North Dumfries Spouse res: North Dumfries father: John Johnston mother: Isabella Hastie married 18 Jul 1867 Marriage Place: Ayr

    5. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 68.

    6. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 14.

    7. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 35.

    8. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 73.

    9. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Reid/ Isabella Reid/ wife of/ James L. Malone/ died July 6, 1890/ Ernest their Infant son/ Agnes J. Reid/ wife of/ F. Richard McGrogan/ died June 14, 1916
      [Back/West] Reid/ In Loving memory of/ Andrew J. Reid/ died June 10, 1923/ In his 83rd year/ his wife/ Isabella Johnstone/ died Sept. 2, 1944/ In Her 96th year/ daughter Bessie/ died Sept. 5, 1956/ In Her 83rd year

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Andrew J Reid Age: 26 Birth Date: abt 1841 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 18 Jul 1867 Marriage Location: Ayr Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: John Reid Mother: Catherine Matheson Spouse: Isabella Johnston Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1849 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Residence: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Johnston Spouse Mother: Isabella Hastie Residence: North Dumfries.