Walter Bailey Reid

10 July 1900–6 July 1985 (Age 85)
Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter Bailey

Walter Bailey Reid was born on 10 July 1900, in Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Doris Adelia Cole on 14 May 1947, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 6 July 1985, in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, at the age of 84.

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Walter Bailey Reid
Doris Adelia Cole
Marriage: 14 May 1947
Heather Reid

Spouse and Children

14 May 1947
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand


World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 2

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 7

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 23

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Bailey Reid - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Walter Bailey Reid

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