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Obituary, George F. Reid, Brooklyn, NY, 1918
« on: Sunday 23 May 21 02:36 BST (UK) »
I am looking for an obituary of George Franklin Reid who died in Brooklyn, NY in 1918.  Was he a printer?  Was his wife named Sadie/Sarah?  I don't know if he's the man I'm looking for but the name, age, date and place are promising.


Name   George Franklin Reid
Sex   Male
Age   42
Death Date   31 Jul 1918
Death Place   Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated)   1876
Father's Name   James B. Reid
Father's Sex   Male
Mother's Name   Eliza Jane Wilson
Mother's Sex   Female
Record Type   death
Certificate Number   cn 15957
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Obituary, George F. Reid, Brooklyn, NY, 1918
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 May 21 03:07 BST (UK) »
I don't think he's your guy. He was a plumber

The Brooklyn Citizen
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, August 01, 1918
Page 2


SHOOTS SELF IN CELLAR OF HOME

Plumber Quits Family Gathering to End His Life.

Telling his children that he was going down into the cellar for some tools last evening. George F. Reid, a plumber, 40 years old, of 1807 Avenue W, committed suicide by shooting himself through the right side of the head with a .38-calibre revolver. Reid's wife was visiting friends last evening, and their three children, George, 15; Wilson. 13, and Violet, 8, together with their father, were seated around a table when be said that he was going downstairs. A few minutes later the children were startled by the report of a revolver, and the eldest boy running into the cellar found hit father lying on the cement floor with an army pistol, that he had used In the Spanish-American War, alongside him. The screams of the children brought neighbors, who summoned Ambulance Surgeon Levine, of the Coney Island Hospital. He pronounced Reid dead. Reid had been a plumber in the Aheeptheid Bay section for the past ten years, and for  a short time in 1007 was a member of the New York Fire Department. He had been ill for the pest month, and it is believed that this affected hit mind.


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Re: Obituary, George F. Reid, Brooklyn, NY, 1918
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 May 21 04:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks, RJ.  You're right, he's not the correct George F. Reid.  He was never my prime suspect but at least I can now eliminate him from any further consideration.  Back to the drawing boards.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis