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

John Sanfield Reid

Male 1829 - 1912  (83 years)


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  • Name John Sanfield Reid 
    Born 8 Jul 1829  , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story 
    Immigration 1831  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1832  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Laborer 
    Residence 1852  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Ayr 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58622 
    Died 8 Jul 1912  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 11
    Cause: Cause: Aortic Obstruction (some years) - Heart Failure & Dropsy (3 days) 
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Person ID I58622  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    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 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) 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Reid,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Agnes Cunningham Reid,   b. 7 Aug 1855, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1909, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Catherine Reid,   b. 7 Aug 1855, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1929, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Isabella Reid,   b. CALC 5 Apr 1857, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1935, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. John Alexander Reid,   b. 21 Aug 1858, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1920, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Walter N. Reid,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Walter W. Reid,   b. 25 Feb 1862, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1944, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Andrew A. Reid,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Andrew Albert Reid,   b. 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. James E. Reid,   b. 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Elizabeth Reid,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Elisabeth Reid,   b. 30 Jul 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Margaret Reid,   b. 13 Aug 1875, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1950, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     14. Violet Lavina Reid,   b. 8 Jun 1877, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1956, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F15127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passing of John S. Reid - There passed away at an early hour on Tuesday morning John S. Reid, one of the pioneers of Dumfries. Mr. Reid was born on the Duke of Boueleugh's estate in the year 1829 and when a small boy, came to Canada with his parents and a colony of Scotch emigrants from Dumfriesshire, Scotland. They were six weeks on the ocean and arrived in Montreal about the latter end of July; continuing on their journey, they reached Galt on the 12th day of August, 1831, where land had been allotted to them in the township which got its name from the shire they came from. Mr. Reid experienced all the hardship of pioneer life and not only helped to clear the land his father had taken up, but a number of the farms lying adjacent. The debating society held their meetings at his father's house during the winter months and he distinctly remembered the members bringing armfuls of pine knots to furnish the light during the discussion, and he often attended divine service in William Currie's log barn before the "old log meeting house" was built on the grave yard which still remains to be seen on the Galt road. In 1854 Mr. Reid married Isabella Matheson, who predeceased him 26 years, leaving a family of four sons - John and Walter of Ayr, Andrew of Guelph, James of Rock Island, Ill., and six daughters - Catherine at home, Mrs. Codling (deceased), Mrs. Gladstone of Nithvale, Mrs. Ward of Woodstock; Mrs. Carter of Ayr and Violet of Guelph, who now mourn the loss of an affectionate father. Of a quiet and unassuming disposition he had a large circle of friends, who heard of his death with sincere regret. In his latter years he often remarked that he had lived long enough to note that each successive generation of the small colony of Scotch emigrants that came to Dumfries with him had, despite increasing prosperity and abounding freedom deemed it a point of national honor to maintain inviolate the cherished traditions of their fathers by accepting a quotation from the Bible as a final argument on every question. He was 83 years and five months of age.

      The Ayr News Jan 9 1913 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 2.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      John S. Reid/ 1829 - 1913/ Isabella Mathison/ his wife/ 1835 - 1887/ CatherIne/ daughter of/ J. S. & I. Reid/ 1855 - 1929

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      John Sanfield Reid Death Date: Jan 1913 Ayr, Ontario, b. 8 Jul 1829 Scotland, son of John Reid b. Scotland and Catherine Matheson, b. Scotland. cause: Aoeritc obstruction (heart) some years, Heart failure and Dropsy.

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

    5. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 8.

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

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

    8. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 27.

    9. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] James C./ Carter V. S./ 1866 - 1918/ Margaret/ Carter/ 1875 - 1950
      [Left/North] Walter W./ 1862 - 1944/ Violet L./ 1877 - 1956/ Reid
      [Right/South] John S. Reid/ 1829 - 1913/ Isabella Mathison/ his wife/ 1835 - 1887/ Catherine/ daughter of/ J. S. & I. Reid/ 1855 - 1929

    10. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 page 12.

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: John Sanfield Reid Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1830 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 83 Death Date: 7 Jan 1913 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1829 - , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1831 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1832 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Ayr - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - 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 MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Aortic Obstruction (some years) - Heart Failure & Dropsy (3 days) - 8 Jul 1912 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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