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

Alexander Reid

Male 1834 - 1919  (84 years)

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  • Name Alexander Reid 
    Born 1 Jul 1834  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 
    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
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Presbyterian 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sawyer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Grain Dealer 
    Religion 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer - Saw mill 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58604 
    Died 1919  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (10 years) - Cerebral Haemorrhage (5 hours) 
    Buried 2 Dec 1919  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I58604  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 Margaret Lillico Brown,   b. 4 Jun 1854, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1935, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1876  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. John Douglas Reid,   b. 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Arthur Reid,   b. 4 Sep 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1959, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Albert Edwin Reid,   b. 12 Apr 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1896, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     4. William Irvin "Pink" Reid,   b. 26 Oct 1883, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1917, , Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Ethel Isabella Reid,   b. 24 Jul 1885, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1979  (Age 93 years)
     6. Kattie May Reid,   b. 6 May 1888, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1893, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     7. Ella Reid,   b. Dec 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Margaret Ella Reid,   b. 22 Dec 1889, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F15124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Reid Brothers - - North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 31, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1852 - 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 MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1876 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., 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 - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grain Dealer - 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 - Laborer - 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: Arteriosclerosis (10 years) - Cerebral Haemorrhage (5 hours) - 1919 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Dec 1919 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Passing of One of the Oldest Residents Alexander Reid Suddenly Called Was Born at Reidsville in 1835

      In the passing of Alexander Reid on Sunday morning this district loses one of its oldest and best known residents. His father settled in the community now known as Reidsville and there Alexander was born on July 1, 1835. This, of course, was before Confederation, and July 1 did not then possess the significance it now does in being Dominion Day. Mr. Reid, though only just a small boy, also passed through the historical period of the MacKenzie Rebellion, and was a witness of the great changes incident to the development of the country. Locally, too, he also experienced great changes and cold tell man interesting tales of the early days.

      With the exception of about seven years spent in California, where he was engaged in mining, he spent all his early life at Reidsville, removing to Ayr about 32 years ago. Both at Reidsville and Ayr he worked at the lumber business. In 1868 he was associated with is brothers Andrew, Robert and Walter in the formation of the Reid Bros. Lumber Company. This partnership was dissolved in 1886, and in 1900 Walter moved the plant to Ayr, where it is still being operated by members of his family.

      Alexander enjoyed good health all his life, having a record of never being sick. On Saturday night he suffered a paralytic stroke, about 11 o'clock, and died at 4: 30 Sunday morning. About 43 years ago he was united in marriage with Margaret Brown of Blenheim Township, who survives him, together with two sons and two daughters. They are: David at home, John B. and Mrs. Thos. Greer in Toronto, and Mrs. E.F. Poil in Oshawa. Another son, William l., was killed in action during the war. One brother, Andrew, also survives.

      The deceased was a Liberal in politics, and in religion a Presbyterian, being a member of Knox United Church, and of Stanley Street Church before the union. He was also a pension member of the Independent Order of Foresters. The funeral took place from his late residence, Colquhoun St., on Tuesday afternoon, when interment was made in the Ayr Cemetery, Rev. J.J. Brown conducting the services.

      Ayr News Dec 4 1919 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 17.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 5.

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 15.

    4. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 13.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 24.

    6. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 15.

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Reid/ Alexander Reid/ July 1, 1834 - Nov. 30, 1919/ Margaret Brown his wife/ June 4, 1854 - July 8, 1935/ Albert EdwIn - son - Apr. 12, 1881 - Feb. 26, 1893/ Kattie May - dau. - May 6, 1888 - Mar. 6, 1893/ William Irvin - son -/ born Oct. 26, 1883/ Killed in Action Nov. 11, 1917/ at Passchendaele/ David Arthur - Son-/ Sept. 4, 1879 - Jan. 6, 1959/ + [veteran's Poppy].

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Alexander Reid Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1835 Birth Place: North Dumfries Age at Death: 84 Death Date: 30 Nov 1919 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Margaret Lillias Age: 22 Birth Date: abt 1854 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1876 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: David Brown Mother: Isabella Brown Spouse: Alexander Reid Spouse's Age: 41 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1835 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Reid Spouse Mother: Catharine Reid