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Harold REID
Civil engineer on Great Western Railway of Bradford, West Yorkshire
Ancestors
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Sir Thomas REID
~1837 - ~1887
Harold REID
1878 - ~1946
Civil engineer on Great Western Railway of Bradford, West Yorkshire
 
Spouses and Descendants
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Harold REID
1878 - ~1946
Civil engineer on Great Western Railway of Bradford, West Yorkshire
  m. Rebecca Eliza LAND (1881 - ~1946)
  m. Kate STOKES (1885 - 1962)
 
Harold Norman Wemyss REID
1910 - ~1960
of Dorridge, Solihull, Warwickshire
Narrative and Notes

Harold REID was the son of Sir Thomas REID. Harold was a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and became the Chief Assistant to the Divisional Engineer of the Great Western Railway in December 1915. After undergoing a course of training at the University College, London, he was articled to the Chief Engineer of the Great Northern Railway for 5 years until 1904. In 1908 he was Resident Engineer in charge of the construction of the G.W.R. Birmingham Moor Street stations, and the widening of the Bordesley to Moor Street viaduct.

"I recall my grandmother talking about him and his work on the railway. I believe that he was a senior engineer with the Great Western Railway. I also believe that he was the engineer responsible for the new Moor Street Station in Birmingham. Perhaps GWR records might reveal something." - Andrew S WEAVER

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Q2 1878
0
Birth 
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Q3 1907
29
Marriage to wife Rebecca Eliza LAND 
Hampstead, London, Middlesex
Q1 1910
31
Dorridge, Solihull, Warwickshire
2 Apr 1911
32
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (33).
Occupation: Civil engineer on Great Western Railway 
 
2 Apr 1911
32
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (33).
Census 
Holly Hurst, Gladstone Road, Dorridge, Knowle, Warwickshire, England
1 Apr 1915
37
Marriage to wife Kate STOKES 
Hammersmith, London, Middlesex
Q3 1918
40
Marriage of wife's husband George Robert SPENCE and Kate STOKES 
Paddington, London, Middlesex
7 Jan 1962
83
Death of wife Kate STOKES 
Cotswold Basset Terrace, Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall, England
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

First name(s)

Harold

Last name

Reid

Birth quarter

2

Birth year

1878

Mother's maiden name

Rimmington

District

Bradford

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9B

Page

31

Record set

England & Wales Births 1837-2006

2 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

irst name(s)

Harold

Last name

Reid

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1907

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Harold Reid married one of these people

Rebecca Land, Grace Isabel Dixon

District

Hampstead

District number

-

County

London

Country

England

Volume

1A

Volume as transcribed

1A

Page number

1607

Record set

England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

3 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

First name(s)

Harold Norman W

Last name

Reid

Birth quarter

1

Birth year

1910

Mother's maiden name

Land

District

Solihull

County

Warwickshire

Country

England

Volume

6D

Page

642

Record set

England & Wales Births 1837-2006

4 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

Holly Hurst Gladstone Road Dorridge, Knowle, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Sex

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

Harold

Reid

Head

Married

Male

32

1879

Civil Engineer On G Western Ry

Yorkshire Leed

Rebecca Eliza

Reid

Wife

Married

Female

29

1882

-

Essex Haggeston

Harold Norman Wemyss

Reid

Son

-

Male

1

1910

-

Warwickshire Dorridge

Charlotte

Irge

General Servant Domestic

Single

Female

25

1886

General Servant Domestic

Warwickshire Birmingham

5 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

Holly Hurst Gladstone Road Dorridge, Knowle, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Sex

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

Harold

Reid

Head

Married

Male

32

1879

Civil Engineer On G Western Ry

Yorkshire Leed

Rebecca Eliza

Reid

Wife

Married

Female

29

1882

-

Essex Haggeston

Harold Norman Wemyss

Reid

Son

-

Male

1

1910

-

Warwickshire Dorridge

Charlotte

Irge

General Servant Domestic

Single

Female

25

1886

General Servant Domestic

Warwickshire Birmingham

6 - Reid - Stokes marriage announcement

REID - STOKES. - On the 1st, at Hammersmith, Harold, son of the late Sir Thomas Reid, of Newcastle, to Kate, youngest daughter of Frederic Stokes, of Broadway.

7 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Stokes

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1918

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Kate Stokes married one of these people

George R Spence

Spouse's last name

Spence

District

Paddington

District number

-

County

London

Country

England

Volume

1A

Volume as transcribed

1A

Page number

73

Record set

England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

8 - England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019

SPENCE Kate of Cotswold Basset Terrace Portreath Redruth

Cornwall (wife of George Robert Spence) died 7 January

1962 Probate Bodmin 23 March to the said George Robert Spence retired chief engineer Merchant Navy and John

Mackat Spence commercial artist.

Effects £815 10s.

9 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Spence

Gender

Female

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1888

Age

74

Death quarter

1

Death year

1962

District

Redruth

County

Cornwall

Volume

7A

Page

155

Country

England

Record set

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

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