Robert Barclay Reid

1 October 1920–14 November 2005 (Age 85)
Ballyfrenis, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Robert Barclay

When Robert Barclay Reid was born on 1 October 1920, in Ballyfrenis, County Down, Ireland, his father, Robert Dunbar Reid, was 21 and his mother, Ann Barclay, was 20. He married Hortense Lorraine "Lori" Kloster on 9 August 1943, in California, United States. He immigrated to Minnesota, United States in 1945. He died on 14 November 2005, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Robert Barclay Reid
Karen Jean Fahrney
Marriage: 28 February 1966

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28 February 1966
Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Irish Civil War between the Free State army and IRA.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Robert Barckley Reid, "Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962"
  • Robert Barckley Reid, "Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962"
  • Robert Barckley Reid, "Minnesota Naturalization Card Index, 1930-1988"

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