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Name Reid, W. G.
Othernames William George Reid
Born 12/08/1899
Birthplace Sydenham Township, Grey County
Places of residence Sydenham Township, Grey County
Owen Sound, Grey County
Father George Inglis Reid
Mother Clara Milson
Nationality Canadian
Notes William George Reid joined the Owen Sound Police Force in 1930 (as a Constable) and retired as a Sergeant in 1960.

He was born in Sydenham Township on December 8, 1899.

His first wife, Jean (nee Margaret Jean Givens) was originally from the Massie area of Holland Township. Her parents were James Givens and Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens. W. G. Reid and Margaret Jean Givens were married on July 3, 1926.

His ancestors, William and Elizabeth Milson (nee Dixon), were farmers in the Goring district of Euphrasia Township. They were married in 1866. Their daughter, Clara Milson, married George Inglis Reid.

George Inglis Reid was a son of William Reid (1819-1905), who were pioneers in the Walters Falls area. William Reid had emigrated from Jedborough, Scotland, and his wife Catherine (nee Inglis) was from Aberdeen.

W. G. Reid died September 8, 1991, at Owen Sound, at the age of 92.
Occupation Police Constable
Police Sergeant
Publications PRESERVING THE PEACE
Relationships Sister: Elsie Hall
Grandfather: William Reid (1819-1905)
Grandmother: Catharine Reid (nee Inglis, d. 1923)
Role Law
Spouse 1. Jean Givens, m. 1926, 2. Lillian Sutherland, 3. Dora (Locking) Randall
Children 3 sons

Associated Records

Image of 1959.002.011 - Case, Traveling

1959.002.011 - Case, Traveling

Carpet bag (a luggage item used for carrying a small amount of clothing, personal toiletries, etc. when one was travelling). It has stuffed leather grips.

Image of 1959.002.019 - Shelf

1959.002.019 - Shelf

Black, collapsible bracket shelf (suitable for displaying one object). The backboard of the shelf is shaped and symmetrical. There are three drilled holes where one can screw the backboard to a wall surface. The shelf is hinged so that it can be folded down for storage. A brass catch is used to hold the shelf in position when needed. The top area has a bird and fish and fan-like shape motif. Underneath is a green leaf and leafy vine-like motif, as well as a morning glory vine and bee motif, a flower spray motif and a butterfly motif. Decoration is orientalized. No maker's identification present.

Image of 1959.002.033abcd - Kitchen, Play

1959.002.033abcd - Kitchen, Play

Lithographed tin toy tea set (predominately red) with printed dog & cat motifs decorating the four pieces - (a) saucer, (b) teacup, (c) saucer, (d) teacup. See RELATED for matching teapot and lid.

Image of 1959.002.035 - Mug

1959.002.035 - Mug

Child's silver-plated mug engraved with a banner and other motifs, e.g. roses. The engraving somewhat resembles chip carving. The banner motif is personalized with the name "Marguerite". There are three adjacent rings encircling the base of the mug. The handle is embellished and attached at the opening and at the 1/3 point. There is a significant amount of wear on the vessel. Stamped "Monarch Silver Company" on underside of mug

Image of 1959.002.047 - Chair

1959.002.047 - Chair

Upholstered, hand-carved fancy, balloon-backed side chair. There seems to be an Eastlake influence, as there are rectilinear lines and incised markings. The curved cresting rail is carved. Centrally there is a triangular crest with a pattern on the front. The edges of the cresting rail are partially bevelled. Scallops are present above the rounded corner of the cresting rail, and on the tops of the posts. The one straight splat has a long incised line and dotted pattern on its front side. The seat is made of black horsehair (woven haircloth) upholstery, with light-brown trim around the edges. The back legs are sabre-style. The front legs are kneed sabre in their styling. The chair has a varn

Image of 1959.002.048 - Chair

1959.002.048 - Chair

Upholstered, hand-carved fancy, balloon-backed side chair. There seems to be an Eastlake influence, as there are rectilinear lines and incised markings. The curved cresting rail is carved. Centrally there is a triangular crest with a pattern on the front. The edges of the cresting rail are partially bevelled. Scallops are present above the rounded corner of the cresting rail, and on the tops of the posts. The one straight splat has a long incised line and dotted pattern on its front side. The seat is made of black horsehair (woven haircloth) upholstery, with light-brown trim around the edges. The back legs are sabre-style. The front legs are kneed sabre in their styling. The chair has a varn

Image of 1959.002.049abc - Knife, Dinner

1959.002.049abc - Knife, Dinner

Three table knives, late 19th-c. Round wood handle or bone handles and steel blades (dull-style ones, no serrations). Maker's info stamped in at least one blade (b) This knife has "Reid" (the donor) on its wooden handle. The handle is made of two pieces of wood (appear to be different types). The handle tip is bluntly conical in shape. The rest is rounded, tapering towards the blade. The blade is non-serrated, with a blunt tip. One side only is stamped with a small male figure, semi-reclined on a curved item. "JOHN ASKHAM SHEFFIELD GROGGAN" [Sheffield, England].

Image of 1959.002.050abcdefghijklm - Set, Flatware

1959.002.050abcdefghijklm - Set, Flatware

A set of fifteen antler and wood-handled steel-tined, 19th century forks (a-o). Unknown maker(s). A. Fork has a blunt conical-shaped handle end and three steel tines (tines are very long). B. Fork C. Fork has a blunt conical-shaped handle end and three steel tines (tines are very long C. Fork D. Fork E. Fork - This dinner fork has a dark wooden handle, possibly walnut? The handle tip has a circular, brass-coloured nail. The word "STEEL" is impressed on the reverse side of the shank. The three tines are very narrow and sharp. F. Fork G. Fork - This dinner fork has a wooden handle, possibly walnut? There is a metal shank. The handle becomes wider at its end, where it is tipped by

Image of 1959.002.052 - Plate, Dinner

1959.002.052 - Plate, Dinner

A glazed white ironstone dinner plate, 19th-c (made after 1837). It has a scalloped, moulded design around the centre area. The rim is moulded with delicate corn / wheat motifs. It is one of a group of 5 plates and a platter (see RELATED items). The plate has a coat of arms mark from the W. & E. Corn pottery transfer-printed on its base. Do the others as well?

Image of 1959.002.053 - Painting

1959.002.053 - Painting

Painting of pansies and dogwood (?) on a school slate. The school slate piece is still in its wooden frame. The pansies are purple, yellow, blue and white. The dogwood is at the top. the background is purple, pink, orange at the bottom and blue at the top.

Image of 1959.002.055 - Trunk

1959.002.055 - Trunk

A large 19th-century trunk for textile storage. The trunk has a domed top, and is covered with paper and strapped with wood and metal. The top has four metal straps running the length of the chest. Those on the end cover the edges. The top also has four wooden straps running the width of the chest, over the metal strapping. At the end of each strap and at each corner is a stamped metal cap that has a leaf and scroll design. The top is attached at the back with two metal hinges. A metal strip runs around the lower edge of the top and overlaps the box when the lid is closed. There are two fancy brackets on the top edge of the lid either side of the center. Between them, on the front of t

Image of 1959.002.061 - Maul, Meat

1959.002.061 - Maul, Meat

Wooden food mallet. There is no maker's identification present. It can be hung up when not needed. The wood has a brown finish on it.

Image of 1959.002.066 - Tin

1959.002.066 - Tin

Christie's Biscuits tin. It is almost a perfect metal cube, with a thin hinged lid. It appears that most of the sides were covered with paper labels originally, but they have all but fallen off. The front label is roughly half-present, and "Christie's Biscuits" is legible, along with the image of a seal saying " "CHRISTIE, BROWN AND COMPANY LIMITED - TORONTO / NET WEIGHT." small block of text saying "-ACH FINGER / -ESIGN REGD AND PATENTED 1916". The right side has two fragments left, with the letters C and B. On the back, the entire label is still there, and it says "Christie's Biscuits" in large letters, illustrations of the medals won by the company, and "Made in Canada". The left side has

Image of 1960.001.006ab - Container, Game

1960.001.006ab - Container, Game

A child's game collection. This batch is stored in a burgundy plush-covered brass-trimmed, two-piece box, with ten hand-carved dowel wooden "men" or bowls (one is taller than the others), 50 dyed wooden discs (markers), as well as a group of 43 grey-coloured marbles (that vary in size) and 29 pressed wood dominoes with yellowish dots, and one white marble. There are 33 printed rectangular question and answer cards as well. The box (A) once had a key (no longer with the set). There is a lift-out covered cardboard tray (B) that fits into the top area of the box. The tray has three compartments, as well as rounded, angled display mount? (perhaps it was a jewellery box re-used as a container

Image of 1960.001.018abcd - Set, Flatware

1960.001.018abcd - Set, Flatware

Set of four brass tablespoons with an unidentified-as-yet hallmark.

Image of 1960.001.038 - Figurine

1960.001.038 - Figurine

White plaster female figurine. Half of a matching pair that would be suitable to display on a mantelpiece or a wide piece of furniture such as a sideboard, or on a parlour table. A cast , unfired plaster figurine painted white and standing on a platform. She is wearing a long Empire-waisted dress with puffy sleeves and ruffle cuffs. Swoop neck front with high collar at back. Her hair is curly at front with a tight bun at back. She wearing a pearl necklace and holding a bouquet.

Image of 1960.001.039 - Bookstand

1960.001.039 - Bookstand

This is a fretwork bookstand (suitable for displaying a group of books). The two wooden fretwork ends are hinged so that they can be collapsed down for storage. There are two pieces of bright blue plush fabric affixed to the underside. There are three black-coloured items glued on that hide underneath the fretwork when the ends are put upwards. There are two hinges at each end. There is no maker's identification. The base is made so that it can slide wider or adjust tighter, depending on what was needed.

Image of 1960.001.040 - Tablecloth

1960.001.040 - Tablecloth

Whitework tablecloth (tea cloth) with wreath motif, c. 1912. It is almost square, and is an all-white linen piece, with embroidered designs and openwork. The middle has a very ornate wreath design worked in applied white woven cording. The wreath has been done to represent sheaves of wheat joined in the middle with an ornamental bow. There are similar bundles of wheat motifs in the corners of the border around the wreath. The sides of the border have ribbon designs. Around the border is a series of parallel tucks, three in number. A wide, openwork embroidered scalloped edge border has been sewn onto the cloth. The design consists of three openwork flowers and embroidered leaves.

Image of 1960.001.044ab - Box, Trinket

1960.001.044ab - Box, Trinket

Diamond-shaped, opaque glass 2-piece trinket or jewellery box made of white milk glass (sometimes also known as opal glass). No glassmaker's identification. The opaque glass is pressed. There was hand-painted floral decor as well on the glass. There is a 2 cm-wide scroll design outlined in gold at the base, with a 9 mm wide band of green colour on the underside. "50" and a hand-like mark are present on the underside. The lid is completely detached (no fasteners) and just sits on top of the box. It has a 1.6 cm wide scroll design which is light-green in colour with gold highlights. It has flowers in shades of blue with green leaves and three brown stems.

Image of 1963.034.008 - Rest, Knife

1963.034.008 - Rest, Knife

Colourless glass carving knife rest (a tableware item used to prevent a knife from sullying a tablecloth). It is a symmetrically-shaped, all-glass item.