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Memorable Manitobans: John Lestock Reid (1841-?)

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Born Bowmanville, Ontario, 12 September 1841, son of Henry Solomon and Elizabeth Reid. Educated McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Engaged as coffee and cotton planter, Australia and Fiji Islands, 1862-1868. Came to Winnipeg, 1870, and entered service of Dominion Government (he holds longest service record); Surveyor for Indian Department, Prince Albert since 1877; member for Prince Albert West, N.W.T. Legislature, 1894. Paymaster, Midland Battalion, North West Rebellion, 1885, at Batoche. Married Louise Anne Herbert, Australia, 1865; has nine sons and four daughters. Society: AF & AM. Recreation: cricket. Liberal; Anglican. Address: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

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