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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Reid (1868-?)

Insurance agent.

Born at Maxwell, Ontario on 27 April 1868, son of Jackson Reid and Ismenia Hall, he was educated at the Collingwood High School and came to western Canada in 1891, spending two years at Brandon before moving to Winnipeg. He began working in life insurance in 1893 with the North American Life Insurance Company and was later the Winnipeg city agent for the Confederation Life and Manager for the Royal Victoria Insurance Company. He organized The Western Life Assurance Company in 1911 and managed the company until its absorption by Sun Life. On 12 April 1893, he married Margaret E. Beamish (?-?). In December 1904, he was a candidate in Ward 2 for the Winnipeg city council. He was Past Master of the Masonic Order and a member of the Canadian Club. In 1925, he lived at Boone, Indiana. His whereabouts after this time are unknown.

Sources:

“Candidates for civic honors,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 December 1904, page 5.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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