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 Gordon Davidson Reid

Gordon Davidson Reid

Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 29 Mar 1951 (aged 70)
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 3 Row 23
Memorial ID 21126152 · View Source
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Gordon was born at 147 Barron Street, Old Machar (Woodside), Aberdeenshire. He was the son of John Cummins Reid and Catherine B. Davidson Reid. The family migrated to the United States in 1883. Gordon grew up in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota and Lambertville, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.

He married Mary Masterson on June 25, 1902. They had four children: Catherine in 1905, John Gordon in 1909, Francis Patrick in 1911 and Marie in 1913.

After having met his wife, Gordon converted to Catholicism and subsequently changed his name to Gordon Joseph Reid. He worked in the rubber mill in Lambertville and the paper mill in Milford, Hunterdon Co.

Despite the reputation of some of his countrymen, he was generous with the little money in his pocket. He used to buy one of his granddaughters all her school clothes.

Gordon liked to bend his elbow, but he always stayed jolly. One story about him goes like this:

Nobody used to keep their doors locked in the long row of look-alike duplexes near the paper mill. A couple of times late at night, his neighbor heard a noise downstairs. She'd go down and see Gordie sleeping it off on the couch. She'd throw a blanket over him and go back to bed.

Gorrrdie Rrreid retained his Scottish brogue until the end. He died of lung cancer. He was the grandfather of 13, and he had 63 additional descendants as of late 2007.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Davidson Reid (8 Dec 1880–29 Mar 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21126152, citing Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery, Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Mary Jo C. Martin (contributor 46931071) .