Monday, January 4, 2010

Jessie (Cameron) Reid of Michigan

Jessie (Cameron) Reid, the daughter (and 6th child) of Richard and Nancy (Cameron) Cameron, was born on January 9, 1857, in Quebec, Canada. She had 3 older brothers, Donald (my great-grandfather), John A. and Colin as well as 3 younger brothers Ewen, J. R. P. (John Richard Philip) and Richard P. Cameron. Jessie had two older sisters, Jane & Mary Ann, and 2 younger sisters, Joanna and Flora Cameron. Jessie is mention here in her father's Probate papers.

Many members of the Richard Cameron family were living in Bay County, Michigan (later Arenac Co.) when the 1880 census was taken, including Jessie, who was then single and 23 years old.

Jessie Cameron and Thomas Reid were married in Bay Co., MI, on November 4, 1885

In 1900 Thomas & Jessie Reid were living in Arenac County, Michigan and had no children. According to the census Thomas Reid came to the U.S. in 1880, had been in the U.S. for 20 years and was naturalized "NA." Thomas Reid was the last name on the Bay County, Michigan, Naturalization index page at the Archives of Michigan (V12 p. 96 -1 0).

In the 1910 MI Census the Reids were living at 30 Lyman Place Detroit, Michigan. Thomas was an auto factory worker. They had been married for 24 years and had no children.

Jessie (Cameron) Reid died on 31 May 1918, and was buried in Avondale Cemetery, Flint, Michigan. She was living at 242 Lakeview, Genesee Co., Flint, MI, at time of her death.

There were two entries in the Flint Genealogical Society's Genesee Co. Death Index for Thomas Reid:

REID THOMAS M 09/18/1929 V9 210 37
REID THOMAS R. M 10/18/1920 V6 229 36

I do not know which one (if either) pertains to Thomas Reid who married Jessie Cameron.

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