William REID

Male 1844 - 1911


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  • Name  William REID 
    Born  1844  Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  11 Jul 1911  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2813  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  13 Sep 2015 

    Father  Adam REID,   b. Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Unknown UNKNOWN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1070  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel Amelia WARD,   b. 8 Jan 1841, Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1924, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1865  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Witness: WARD Amelia married 29 Aug William REID, by Rev. Dr. Pryor, at Bedford. P.W. Sat 2 Sep 1865, Vol. XVIII No. 35, p. 280
      Halifax Citizen, Saturday, September 2, 1865
      At Bedford, on the 29th inst, by the Rev Dr Pryor,
      Mr Wm Reid, to Miss Amelia Ward. No cards.
    Divorced  1892  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A fundamentalist Baptist, Rachel Amelia (Ward) Reid divorced William Reid because he liked other women and Scotch whiskey. It was one of the first divorces granted in Nova Scotia.
    Children 
     1. William Edgar REID,   b. 7 Dec 1869, Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1946, Kalamazoo, Michegan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Amelia REID,   b. 25 Mar 1876, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1954, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F967  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1865 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1892 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jul 1911 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "...wealthy merchant, founder of the Halifax Curling Club, son of Adam Reid of Dumfrieshire, Scotland. A fundamentalist Baptist, Rachel Amelia (Ward) Reid divorced William Reid because he liked other women and Scotch whiskey. It was one of the first divorces granted in Nova Scotia. Amelia persuaded her father to give up selling booze and to sell the inn. Amelia became chief housekeeper of Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. When James Ward died he left all his real and personal property to her and made William Reid an Executor." ("Dickson and Leslie Family Histories" © 1990 Custom Printers of Renfrew Ltd. ISBN 019942-09-1 )