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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Cumberland Reid (1889-1974)

Grain merchant.

Born on a farm near Glenboro on 18 October 1889, son of Alexander Reid and Edith Mary Houghton (1862-1941), he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1897. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Naval Air Service and later the Royal Air Force, receiving the Air Force Cross and being mentioned in despatches. He eventually joined his father's grain company, rising to become its General Manager in 1931. He served on the council of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (1927-?), was President of the North-West Grain Dealers Association (1926-1927), and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Canadian Wheat Board (1940-1947). He died at Toronto, Ontario on 21 May 1974.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Western Grain names Reid as Gen’l Manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1931, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1974, page 48.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2019

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