John Whirk Reid

12 July 1831–22 July 1910 (Age 79)
Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Whirk

When John Whirk Reid was born on 12 July 1831, in Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Reid, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Whirk, was 41. He married Agnes Western on 21 April 1865, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870 and Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1865. In 1910, at the age of 78, his occupation is listed as 1910 us census; occupation=own income in Oasis, Millard, Utah, United States. He died on 22 July 1910, in Oasis, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oasis Cemetery, Oasis, Millard, Utah, United States.

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John Whirk Reid
Agnes Western
Marriage: 21 April 1865
George Reid
Mariah Ann Reid
John William Reid
Agnes Emma Reid
Elizabeth Ann Reid
Samuel Western Reid
Mary Jane Reid
Thomas George Reid
Ada Adelaide Reid
David Oscar Reid

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  • Marriage
    21 April 1865Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1835: Greene, Indiana United States
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 23
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Reed , of which Reid is the common modern Scots spelling.History: Samuel Chester Reid (1783–1861), the sea captain who designed the stars and stripes form of the present the American flag, was born at Norwich, CT. His father, Lt. John Reid, a former British naval officer of a distinguished Glasgow family, had resigned his commission and joined the cause of the American Revolution.

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

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    John Whirk Reid

    John Whirk Reid, Pioneer of 1864 Compiled by Josephine F. Towers John Whirk Reid was the son of George and Elizabeth Whirk Reid. He was born July 12, 1831, in Wigtown, Scot …

    Sources (31)

    • John W Ried, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Whirk Reid in entry for Ada Adelaide Reid Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John W Reid, "United States Census, 1880"

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