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John Gordon Reid
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1909
Lambertville
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 2003
Flemington
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA

He was called John by some people, Gordon by others.

John Gordon was the second of four children of Gordon Davidson Reid and Mary Masterson Reid. His confirmation name was Michael. He lived most of his life in Lambertville.

For a short time he worked for Riegel Paper in Milford, Hunterdon Co.

John Gordon served in the Army from 1932-1934.

He married Evelyn Mae Beck on July 4, 1936 in a double wedding ceremony with his sister Marie Reid and her fiancÚ Harry Kitchen Shoudt. The marriage lasted for 67 years.

John Gordon re-enlisted in the Navy in 1943 for a 2-year stint. He was a Seaman First Class on the aircraft carrier USS Solomons, which conducted operations up and down the west coast, then sailed to Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, and through the Panama Canal to Brazil and Morocco. Crewmen sunk a German U-boat and took charge of the resulting rescue and imprisonment of enemy sub-mariners. The ship finished its war service on the east coast engaged in qualifying pilots for carrier landings.

His hobby was wood carving, and he made many beautiful toys and lawn ornaments for his extended family.

John Gordon's daughter Audrey Doreen Reid died at seven months. He also had a son, two granddaughters and a great-grandson as of early 2009. 
 
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 Parents:
  Gordon Davidson Reid (1880 - 1951)
  Mary Masterson Reid (1882 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Mae Beck Reid (1918 - 2004)
 
 Children:
  Audrey Doreen Reid (1938 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Reid Holcombe (1905 - 1999)*
  John Gordon Reid (1909 - 2003)
  Francis Patrick Reid (1911 - 1983)*
  Marie Reid Shoudt (1913 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holcombe Riverview Cemetery
Lambertville
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jo C. Martin
Record added: Oct 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22258269
John Gordon Reid
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John Gordon Reid
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