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

David Arthur Reid

Male 1879 - 1959  (79 years)


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  • Name David Arthur Reid 
    Born 4 Sep 1879  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer - Gravel pit 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-75159 
    Died 6 Jan 1959  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried 9 Jan 1959  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I75159  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father Alexander Reid,   b. 1 Jul 1834, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1919, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother 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  [6
    Family ID F15124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David A. Reid Passes

      One of Ayr's oldest and best known citizens, David Arthur Reid, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Tuesday afternoon, He was in his 80th year. An active man, Mr. Reid had worked up until several months ago, and was seen almost daily on the streets of the village. He was a lifelong resident of Ayr, a son of the late Alexander Reid and Margaret Brown whose family. ties in this community reached back to pioneer days. For most of his lifetime Mr. Reid was employed with the bridge and building division of the C.P.R. and following his retirement he worked with the John Watson Mfg. Company here for a number of years. In early life he was a keen sportsman and a valued member of the Ayr Curling Club. His interest continued in later years and he was a familiar figure at hockey and soft-ball games here. Mr. Reid's social life had always been directed mainly toward the welfare of Ayr's two fraternal organizations. He was a past master of both the Ayr Masonic Lodge and Dolman Lodge, I.O.O.F Among his most valued possessions were medals indicating 50 years of membership In both lodges which he received several years ago. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Greer (Ethel) of Ayr and Mrs. Fred Poll (Ella) of Ashburn, Ontario. Funeral services will be held from his late residence, on Friday at 2 p.m., with interment in Ayr Cemetery.


      The Ayr News Jan 8 1959 pg 2

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

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

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

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: David Arthur Reid Date of Birth: 4 Sep 1879 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Alexander Reid Mother's name: Margaret Brown

    5. [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].

    6. [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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1879 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - 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 - Labourer - Gravel pit - 1911 - 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: heart attack - 6 Jan 1959 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jan 1959 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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