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Memorable Manitobans: John Lestock Reid (1841-?)


Born at Bowmanville, Ontario on 12 September 1841, son of Henry Solomon Reid and Elizabeth Hagarty, he was educated at McGill University (Montreal). He worked as a coffee and cotton planter in Australia and Fiji Islands (1862-1868) before coming to Winnipeg in 1870. He entered the service of Dominion Government as a surveyor for the Indian Department at Prince Albert in 1877. During the North West Rebellion in 1885, he was Paymaster of the Midland Battalion at Batoche. He was a member for Prince Albert West in the Legislature of the North West Territories, 1894. In 1865, he married Louise Anne Herbert and they had nine sons and four daughters. He was a member of the AF & AM, Liberal party, and Anglican church. In 1911, he lived at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

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