Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Francis Reed (1874-1932)
Born at Wellington County, Ontario on 20 March 1874, his post-secondary education occurred at Hiram College and Oberlin College in Ohio. Following ordination, he lead congregations across the United States for 11 years before moving to western Canada in 1913 where he homesteaded at Fiske, Saskatchewan. In 1925, he moved to Winnipeg and was Pastor of the St. James Church of Christ (1925-c1928). He was Principal of Westbourne School (1928-1929) and Carman School (1929-1931) before returning to the pulpit in late 1931 or early 1932, as Pastor of the Portage la Prairie Church of Christ (c1931-1932). He and his wife Martha (c1869-?) had a son, Francis Reed (c1908-?). He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge (St. James No. 2160). He died at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg on 2 March 1932 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“News from suburbs [St. James - Rev. H. F. Reed],” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1925, page 6.
“Churches [Rev. H. F. Reed ...],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 14 November 1925, page 16.
“Rev. H. F. Reed, former St. James pastor, is buried in Brookside,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1932, page 26.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 22 May 2021