John Carson Reid

24 January 1851–17 November 1906 (Age 55)
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of John Carson

When John Carson Reid was born on 24 January 1851, in Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, his father, Thomas Reid, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Watson, was 31. He married Jane Hart on 15 August 1878, in Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 November 1906, in Dannevirke, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, at the age of 55, and was buried in Clareville Cemetery, Clareville, Wellington, New Zealand.

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John Carson Reid
Jane Hart
Marriage: 15 August 1878
Emma Maud Reid
Effie Jane Reid
Percy John Reid
Ivy Mary Reid
Sidney John Reid
Lena Jessie Reid
Roy Carson Reid
Wilfred Stanley ( Stanley ) Reid

Spouse and Children

15 August 1878
Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand


    Emma Maud Reid


    Effie Jane Reid



    Ivy Mary Reid


    Sidney John Reid


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Reid


    Mary Ann Watson




    unamed child Reid


    Catherine Meiklejohn Reid


    James Reid


    Thomas Reid



+5 More Children

World Events (5)

1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 7

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
1860 · First Taranaki War

Age 9

The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict between the Māori people and the New Zealand Government over rights of land ownership. It was fought by more than 3,500 troops from Australia, as well as over one-thousand Māori. Total losses among the two armies are estimated to be around 440 men. The war ended in a ceasefire, although the British claimed that they had won the war.,
1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 36

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Carson Reid, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Carson Reid, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • John Carson Reid in entry for Emma Maud Reid, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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