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Daniel Gray Reid
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1858
Death: Jan. 17, 1925

"By this time, Reid had begun to amass a fortune by partnering with William B. Leeds in a tin plate venture. Although the Tin Plate Company had been doing poorly and the stock was declining, Reid saw possibilities. After studying the costs and borrowing money to buy out the majority stockholders, he turned it into the first big successful tin plant in the country. Mikesell reports that Reid and Leeds developed a $50 million syndicate and went on to build an empire. In 1899, Reid moved to New York City to run the companies from an office on Wall Street. "While he was becoming a multi-millionaire, he never forgot his ties with the city of his birth," Mikesell wrote. Reid donated about $240,000 for the building of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. The "Memorial" in that name refers to his parents, Daniel and Anna, and to his son, Frank. Reid also donated $40,000 toward the building of the YMCA. Earlham's Reid Field was named in his honor, recognizing his frequent gifts to the college. Soon after leaving Richmond, Reid saw the city's need for a larger hospital. He purchased 50 acres on the city's north side for $30,000 and, as a memorial to his wife and son, donated $100,000 to the building of the hospital. Cornerstones for Reid Memorial Hospital and Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church were laid Sept. 24, 1904. The hospital was dedicated, and was already serving its first two patients on July 27, 1905. Reid's health began to decline in 1919. In January, 1925, he died in New York City at age 66. Reid's body was brought back to Richmond where he was laid to rest in Earlham Cemetery with his mother, wife and son. The hospital is located only minutes away from the Reid Mausoleum. Built with funds given in memory of his wife, Ella and son, Frank, the hospital also stands as a monument to Daniel Reid's undying love for both his family and his community
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Information provided by Jayne Beers (#48251190)

He also served as the Assistant Cashier
at the Second National Bank in Richmond,
Indiana.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Reid (1799 - 1873)
  Ann Gray Reid (1816 - 1898)
 
 Spouses:
  Ella Dunn Reid (1864 - 1899)
  Clarisse A. Reid (____ - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Rhea Reid Topping (1886 - 1947)*
  Frank Reid (1888 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Scott Reid (1818 - 1890)**
  James Patterson Reid (1826 - 1895)**
  Margaret Jane Reid (1828 - 1883)**
  Robert Morrison Reid (1834 - 1891)**
  George Brown Dougan (1842 - 1925)**
  John Bartley Dougan (1847 - 1914)**
  Daniel Gray Reid (1858 - 1925)
  Emma Virginia Reid Bogue (1860 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Earlham Cemetery
Richmond
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Lulabell
Record added: May 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7493476
Daniel Gray Reid
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Daniel Gray Reid
Added by: Lulabell
 
Daniel Gray Reid
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- Lulabell
 Added: Jul. 12, 2015
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- Cliff
 Added: Oct. 17, 2010
From one of your distant Reid cousins
- Zuzu
 Added: Oct. 30, 2009
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