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

Isabella Johnstone[1, 2]

Female 1849 - 1944  (95 years)


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  • Name Isabella Johnstone 
    Born 4 Jun 1849  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Isabella Reid 
    Residence 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Free Church 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    C. Presb. 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence 1891  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    C. Presbyterian 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58349 
    Died 2 Sep 1944  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Buried 5 Sep 1944  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I58349  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father John Johnston,   b. 1798, , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1877, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Isabella Hastie,   b. 1806, , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1828  Moffat, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F41973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrew J. "A. J." Reid,   b. 6 Jan 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1923, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1867  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13
    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 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F15060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the passing of Mrs. A. J. Ried on Saturday last, Ayr lost its oldest citizen. Born June 4, 1849, on the 10th concession of North Dumfries, where she lived until coming to Ayr in 1886, she was the youngest daughter of John Johnstone and Isabella Hastie, who with the older members of their family came to Canada from Scotland in 1831.

      Mrs. Reid was the last member of the joint families of Johnstone and Reid, there being nine in each family. She was married in 1867 and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary 27 years ago. Her husband predeceased her 21 years ago; also five members of their family. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Bessie, of Ayr; one son, Jas. A., of Windsor; a son-in-law, F. R. McGrogan, of Ayr; four grandchildren, Harold Reid McGrogan, Milton; Lieut. Jas. A. Reid, R.C.N.V.R., Montreal; Able Seaman Merrick S. Reid, R.C.N.V.R., Halifax, and Miss Betty Reid, Windson, and tow great grandchildren, George Richard and Mary Elizabeth McGrogan, Milton.

      Mrs. Reid was a charter member and treasurer of the former Stanley Street Church W.M.S. and later a life member of the society. She was active in the Woman"s Association in her earlier years, and until a couple of years ago was in regular attendance at Knox United Church. Mrs. Reid was a charter member of the Ayr Hospital Aid.

      by her gentle disposition and kindly ways, she had during her long life endeared herself to a large circle of friends, to which the beautiful floral tributes testified.

      The funeral which took place from her late residence Tuesday afternoon, was attended by relatives and friends of the community,. Rev. R. A. Steed conducted the service. A duet, "The Sands of Time are Sinking," was sung by Mrs. G. A. Graham, and R. L. Anderson, accompanied by Mrs. N. R. Morton; who also played soft music during the service.

      Among the relatives and friends from out-of-town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Reid and Miss Bessie Reid, Windsor; Lieutenant Jas. A. Reid, R.C.N.V.R., Montreal; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Reid and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reid, Niagara Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Thompson, Mrs. D.A. McKenzie and John Rocks, Toronto; Mrs. Bell Hester, Seaforth; Mr. and Mrs. Judson Everett and Mr. and Mrs. Clare Bartley, Woodstock; Mr. and Mrs Earle Baird, St. George; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reid McGrogan, Milton; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Spalding, W. I.Reid and Miss Ruth Reid, J. H. Wilson and R. Gheslilne, Galt.

      Ayr News, September 7, 1944, Page 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. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Obituary of Isobel Johnstone," 7 Sep 1944, p. 1.

    5. [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

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

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

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

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

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

    11. [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

    12. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11842-6 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067969.
      John Johnstone married Isobell Hastie 28 Mar 1828 Moffat, Dumfries, Scotland

    13. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1849 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1852 - 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 MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - 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 MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - , Scotland 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 - 2 Sep 1944 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Sep 1944 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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