Reid, Harry Leighton (1882-1922)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1070.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1070.

Harry Leighton Reid was a clerk in the brokerage firm of Mahon McFarland and Procter. He lived at 1047 Denman Street in 1910.

 

Early Life

Harry Leighton Reid was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland on September 29, 1882. His parents were Walter Cecil Reid (1846-1933) and Helen Sandeman (1855-1916).

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Helen Reid; Death Date: 5 Mar 1916; Death Place: Northumberland, England; Probate Date: 14 Apr 1916; Registry: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Helen Reid; Death Date: 5 Mar 1916; Death Place: Northumberland, England; Probate Date: 14 Apr 1916; Registry: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Walter Reid; Death Date: 8 Apr 1933; Death Place: Sunderland, Cumberland, England; Probate Date: 12 May 1933; Registry: Durham.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Walter Reid; Death Date: 8 Apr 1933; Death Place: Sunderland, Cumberland, England; Probate Date: 12 May 1933; Registry: Durham.

Until 1901, Harry lived with his parents in Newcastle on Tyne. He travelled to Canada about 1902.

 

To Vancouver

Harry first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1905. He was living at 1062 Pender Street and working as a stenographer with Mahon, McFarland and Mahon, the predecessors of Mahon, McFarland and Procter.

 

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 409.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 409.

 

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1905 1062 Pender Street
1906 1152 Seaton Street
1907 No home address under Vancouver names
1908 and 1909 1709 Burnaby Street (H. Leighton Reid)
1910 1047 Denman Street
1911 to 1912 2736 West Second Avenue
1913 to 1916 Not listed under Vancouver names

On December 28, 1907, in Sapperton, British Columbia, Harry married Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walkem. She was born in East Wellington, British Columbia on November 1, 1889. Her parents were William Wymond Walkem (1850-1919) and Minnie B. Brown (1867-1926). (William Walkem was a brother of George Anthony Walkem (1834-1908), a premier of British Columbia and a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.)

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1919, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1919, page 2, column 4.

 

"British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WBHL : 15 March 2018), Minnie Walkem, Death 29 Jul 1926, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 29 Jul 1926; FHL microfilm 2,218,918.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-WBHL : 15 March 2018), Minnie Walkem, Death 29 Jul 1926, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 29 Jul 1926; FHL microfilm 2,218,918.

 

In 1912, Harry was a conveyancer with London and British North America Company, which had taken over the business of Mahon, McFarland and Procter.

He did not appear in the Vancouver directories after 1912.

He later lived in Penticton, British Columbia, where he worked as a broker.

Harry died in Penticton on March 5, 1922.

Philippa died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on June 21, 1967.

Harry and Philippa had three children: Neville Leighton Reid (1909–1964); Gwendoline Philippa Reid (born about 1910); Iris Wymond Reid (born about 1914).

 

Sources

Walter Cecil Reid (father of Harry Leighton Reid)

Walter Cecil Reid (1846–1933); Birth: 21 AUG 1846, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland; Death: 21 MAR 1933, 4 Bath Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26RW-HQJ : 1 October 2014), Walter Cecil Reid, 1846; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D59-RHB : 13 December 2014), Walter Cecil Reid, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 2, vol. 10B, p. 160, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H3ZT-Y3Z : 11 December 2017), Walter C Reid, Corbridge, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS98-7V5 : 8 April 2016), Walter C Reid, Haydon, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Allendale subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWMF-3GL : 3 August 2017), Walter Cecil Reid, Tynemouth, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHX-LXLV : 4 September 2014), Walter C Reid, 1933; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Helen Sandeman (mother of Harry Leighton Reid)

Helen Sandeman (1855–1916); Birth: 17 NOV 1855, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; Death: 5 MAR 1916, 4 Bath Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5S-MD5 : 13 December 2014), Helen Sandeman, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 2, vol. 10B, p. 160, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H3ZY-M6Z : 11 December 2017), Helen Reid in household of Walter C Reid, Corbridge, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS98-7VR : 8 April 2016), Helen Reid in household of Walter C Reid, Haydon, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Allendale subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWMF-3GG : 3 August 2017), Helen Reid in household of Walter Cecil Reid, Tynemouth, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JWG-3K5 : 31 December 2014), Helen Reid, 1916; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTS-45V6 : 26 February 2018), HELEN REID, died 5 Mar 1916; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Preston and Tynemouth Cemetery, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom.

 

Harry Leighton Reid

Harry Leighton Reid (1882–1922); Birth: SEP 1882, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland; Death: 5 MAR 1922, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XK6-8PG : 1 October 2014), Harry Leighton Reid, 1882; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:H3ZY-GT2 : 11 December 2017), Harry L Reid in household of Walter C Reid, Corbridge, Northumberland, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Northumberland county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS98-7V1 : 8 April 2016), Harry L Reid in household of Walter C Reid, Haydon, Northumberland, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Allendale subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-DWH : 11 March 2018), Harry Leighton Reid and Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walken, 28 Dec 1907; citing Lapperton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-MX2 : 16 March 2018), Leighton H Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Harry Leighton Reid, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKJ-CRM : 8 November 2017), Harry Leighton Reid, 1922.

 

William Wymond Walkem (father of Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walkem)

William Wymond Walkem, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wymond_Walkem.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-V2D : 18 March 2018), William W Walkem, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-LNY : 16 March 2018), William W Walkem, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-G27 : 8 November 2017), Wm Wy*Nd Walkem, 1919.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P719 : 13 December 2015), William Wymond Walkem, 1919; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35290688, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35290688: “Dr William Wymond Walkem; Birth: unknown; Death: 29 Sep 1919; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/121/0001; Memorial ID: 35290688.”

 

Edith A. S. Moyle (wife of William Wymond Walkem)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMN8-C9H : 11 March 2018), William Wymond Walkem and Edith A S Moyle, 13 Jul 1875; citing registration , Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,895.

 

Minnie B. Brown (mother of Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walkem)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-V26 : 18 March 2018), Minnie Walkem, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XY-LNB : 16 March 2018), Annie B Walkem in entry for William W Walkem, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG8-7SZ : 8 November 2017), Minnie Walkem, 1926.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-WC3W : 13 December 2015), Minnie Walkem, 1926; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26262270, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26262270: “Minnie Walkem; Birth: unknown; Death: 28 Jul 1926; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/121/0002; Memorial ID: 26262270.”

 

Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walkem ( wife of Harry Leighton Reid)

Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walkem (1889–1967); Birth: 1 NOV 1889, East Wellington, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 21 JUN 1967, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ8-YH8 : 11 March 2018), Philippa Ealonor Wymond, 01 Nov 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,717.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-V2F : 18 March 2018), Phillapa Walkem in household of Minnie Walkem, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 5, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-DW7 : 11 March 2018), Harry Leighton Reid and Philippa Eleanor Wymond Walken, 28 Dec 1907; citing Lapperton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-MXL : 16 March 2018), Philippa Reid in entry for Leighton H Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Phillipe Eleonor Reid in household of Harry Leighton Reid, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-RFR : 8 November 2017), Philippa Eleanor Wymond Reid, 1967.

 

Neville Leighton Reid (son of Harry Leighton Reid)

Neville Leighton Reid (1909–1964); Birth: 6 MAR 1909, British Columbia; Death: 14 FEB 1964, West Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-MXG : 16 March 2018), Neville Reid in entry for Leighton H Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Neville Leighton Reid in household of Harry Leighton Reid, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:241C-DVQ : 16 March 2018), Neville L Reid, 1952; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HWX-W13 : 16 March 2018), Neville L Reid, 1954; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTJ-P99 : 8 November 2017), Neville Leighton Reid, 1964.

 

Gwendoline Philippa Reid (daughter of Harry Leighton Reid)

Gwendoline Philippa Reid (1910–); Birth: DECEMBER 1910, British Columbia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27X1-MXP : 16 March 2018), Gwendoline Reid in entry for Leighton H Reid, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

1921 Canada Census, Gevendolm P Reid in household of Harry Leighton Reid, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

 

William Stuart Loudon McPhee (husband of Gwendoline Philippa Reid)

William Stuart Loudon McPhee (1912–1989); Birth: ABT 1912, British Columbia; Death: 19 NOV 1989, North Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-019473; William Stuart Loudon McPhee; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17139; GSU Microfilm Number: 1709282; date of death: November 19, 1989; place of death: North Vancouver; Age at Death: 77; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8e5af7d5-4af7-4c11-86c6-5b8cc591225b; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/331f82ae-260a-4baa-99e9-86ce4d97fbbf.

 

Iris Wymond Reid (daughter of Harry Leighton Reid)

Iris Wymond Reid (1914–); Birth: ABT 1914, British Columbia; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

1921 Canada Census, Iris Wymond Reid in household of Harry Leighton Reid, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 21; Census Place: Greenwood, Yale, British Columbia; Page Number: 13. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.