Nellie Mathena Reid

7 December 1902–23 April 1986 (Age 83)
Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Nellie Mathena

When Nellie Mathena Reid was born on 7 December 1902, in Manitoba, Canada, her father, Alexander Fraser Reid, was 30 and her mother, Lucy Scott, was 27. She had at least 1 son with Edward "Ted" Powley. She lived in Souris, Manitoba, Canada for about 5 years and Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. She died on 23 April 1986, at the age of 83, and was buried in Assiniboia, Lake of the Rivers No. 72, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Edward "Ted" Powley
Nellie Mathena Reid
David Edward Powley

Spouse and Children



    David Edward Powley


Parents and Siblings



    James Reid


    Mary Isabel Reid



    John Alexander Reid


    Robert James Reid


+3 More Children

World Events (1)


Age 80

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Reid in household of Alex F Reid, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Nellie M Reid in household of Alexander Reid, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Nellie Reid in household of Alex Reid, "Canada Census, 1906"

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