REID John

Male 1824 - 1887  (63 years)


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  • Name REID John 
    Born 22 Feb 1824  Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Mar 1824  St Cuthbert’s, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1887  Ahaura, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3974  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2015 

    Father REID James,   b. 1795, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1862, 115 Forest Road, Hobart Town, Tas, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother LAURIE Alison,   b. 1800, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1885, 114 Forest Road, Hobart Town, Tas, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1824 - Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1887 - Ahaura, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 12 May 1887 - MR GS Seabrook of Hobart has received a telegram from Gereymough NZ to say that his brother in law Mr John Reid has been killed.

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      Inangahua Times, Wednesday 11th May 1887, p. 2, col 2

      DEATH - At Ahaura, on 10th May, 1887, John Reid

      A painful sensation was caused in town yesterday by receipt of a telegram from Ahaura announcing the death by accident of Mr John Reid, J.P., proprietor of the Ahaura saw-mills. It seems from the meagre particulars to hand that on Monday evening last Mr Reid left the mill for Callaghan's with a dray laden with timber. As he did not return in the evening a messenger was despatched after him on the following morning, and some distance up the creek the dray was found, the axle-tree broken, and part of the loading lying near. Upon a closer search the body of the unfortunate gentleman was found under water, being pinned there by the loading which had slipped off the dray. Life was quite extinct. One of the horses had also been crushed down and drowned. Upon getting the body of Mr Reid out it was found that both legs were broken. The supposition is that the deceased was walking near the wheel when the accident occurred, and was caught by the falling loading, and being unable to extricate himself was drowned. The sad intelligence was conveyed to Ahaura when numbers of people left at once and the body was brought in. The melancholy occurrence created profound consternation in Ahaura, where the deceased gentleman was well-known and respected. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Ahaura.

      Inangahua Times, Friday 13th May 1887 Times p. 2 col 2

      An inquest was held at Ahaura on Wednesday last upon the remains of the late Mr John Reid, but the evidence elicited nothing beyond the facts as briefly given in our last issue. The funeral took place yesterday and was very largely attended.