Obituaries - NY - 1911 - William Maxwell Reid

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Obituaries - NY - 1911 - William Maxwell Reid

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Reid, William Maxwell, was born in Amsterdam, New York, June 8, 1839, son of William and Chloe (Smith) Reid, married in Amsterdam, new York, June 8, 1860, Laura L. McDonald, and died November 27, 1911. He was educated at the Amsterdam Academy, and later became engaged in mercantile business, devoting leisure to local historical research. Mr Reid was the founder and for seventeen years president of the Amsterdam Board of Trade; trustee of Children's Home, member of New York State Historical Society, Montgomery County Historical Society, and corresponding member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society for Montgomery County, New York.

Mr. Reid was also a member of the Masonic and Fort Johnson Clubs, and was author of the following books: History of St. Anne's Church and Queen Anne's Chapel, 1897; The Mohawk Valley, Its Legends and Its History, 1902; The Terrible Mohawk, 1904; The Story of Old Fort Johnson, 1906; Lake George and Lake Champlain, 1910.

    Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XLVII, 1916