Waterloo Region Generations
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William Anderson Reid

Male 1871 - 1922  (50 years)


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  • Name William Anderson Reid 
    Born 12 Jul 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor 
    Interesting politics, 
    Occupation Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    postmaster 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Saw Miller 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer Son 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Miller 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72969 
    Died 30 Mar 1922  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Cause: Suicide by Hanging 
    Buried 1 Apr 1922  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I72969  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Walter Irvine Reid,   b. 24 Aug 1844, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1909, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Agnes Anderson,   b. 2 Nov 1844, Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1904, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 31 May 1869  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F19210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeannie Douglas Edgar,   b. 23 Apr 1870, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1947, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1902  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F248512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Passing of W. A. Reid

      Who for a Number of Years Was Prominent in the Life of the Community


      No death in recent years has cast a deeper gloom over the community than that of William Anderson Reid, which sad event occurred on Thursday, March 30th. The deceased was a man of genial disposition and had a host of warm friends wherever he was known. Born in Reidsville a little over 50 years ago, he spent nearly all his life in the immediate community. In 1902 he was joined in wedlock with Miss Jennie Edgar. A miller by trade, he was for many years in charge of the Goldie Mills at Greenfield and during the war held a Government position in connection with the Wheat Commission at Montreal and St. Johns. A few years ago he was a Village Councillor for a term, and was a past master in the Masonic Order. In politics he was a Liberal and in religion a Presbyterian, being a member of Knox United Church. Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers and a sister: John Q., W. I., and Miss Clara Reid, all of Ayr.

      The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, when interment was made in the Ayr cemetery, Rev. J. J. Brown having charge of the service.

      The pallbearers were Messrs. Judson Everlett, Adam Douglas, Thos. Hall, W. A. Ramsay, Edwin and Alex. Reid. Among the relatives from a distance who attended the obsequies were Messrs. Brooks and Payne, Woodstock, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. McKenzie, Stratford, Mrs. Peebles, Atwood, and Miss Bickel!, Toronto.

      The Ayr News Apr 6 1922 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 5.

    2. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-5 Page 11.

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

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 34.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: William Reed Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1871 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Walter Reed Mother's name: Agnes Anderson

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William Anderson Reid Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1872 Birth Place: North Dumfries, Ontario Age at Death: 50 Death Date: 30 Mar 1922 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/Northeast] In/ memory of/ W. A. Reid/ 1871 - 1922/ and his wife/ Jeannie D. Edgar/ 1870 - 1947/ Agnes T. dau. of/ J. & A. Edgar/ 1864 - 1932
      [Right/Southeast] In/ memory of/ Jas. A. Edgar/ beloved Husband of/ Margaret Forrest/ 1860 - 1936/ Margaret Forrest/ 1862 - 1950/ Edna F. Houze/ beloved daughter of/ Jas. A. & Margaret/ Edgar/ 1888 - 1926
      [A] Father
      [Back/Southwest] In/ memory of/ John Edgar/ died Oct. 1, 1894;/ aged 64 years./ Agnes Anderson/ his wife/ born Jan. 15, 1833/ died Apr. 22, 1912.
      [B] Mother
      [Left/Southeast] In/ memory of/ Cameron A./ beloved son of/ John & Agnes/ Edgar,/ died Sep. 7, 1892;/ aged/ 26 Yrs. & 6 Mos./ also an Infant son/ born Jan. 7,/ died Jan. 9, 1859/ Margaret Singer/ beloved wife of/ Cameron Edgar/ Mar. 20, 1868 - Jan. 13, 1947

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Walter Reid, 25, res. N Dumfries, b. Canada, son of John and Catherine (Matheson), married 31 May 1869 Agnes Anderson, 24, res. N Dumfries, b. Scotland, daughter of William and Ellen (Scott)

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William A Reid Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1871 Marriage Date: 8 Apr 1902 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Walter I Reid Mother: Agnes Anderson Reid Spouse: Jeannie D Edgar Spouse's Age: 33 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1869 Spouse Father: John Edgar Spouse Mother: Agnes Anderson

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - postmaster - - AYR, 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 - Saw Miller - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1902 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Suicide by Hanging - 30 Mar 1922 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Apr 1922 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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