Person:Stephen Reid (4)

Watchers
Stephen Reid
  1. Margaret Reid1844 -
  2. Michael Reid1846 - 1885
  3. Rosanna Reid1848 - 1938
  4. John Reid1849 - 1928
  5. Maria Reid1851 -
  6. Stephen Reid1853 - 1935
  7. William Reidabt 1858 - 1924
m. 13 Sep 1885
  1. Joseph Reid1888 -
  2. William Reid1890 -
  3. Irving Reid1899 - 1903
Facts and Events
Name Stephen Reid
Gender Male
Christening[1] 2 Oct 1853 Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland
Emigration[2] 12 Jun 1883 New York, New York, United StatesS.S. Belgravia
Marriage 13 Sep 1885 Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesto Mary Shields
Residence[3] 1888 New York, New York, United States646 Third Avenue
Census[4] 1 Jun 1900 Bronx, New York, United States985 East 161st Street
Census[5] 1 Jun 1905 Bronx, New York, United States985 East 161st Street
Census[6] 15 Apr 1910 Bronx, New York, United States803 East 161st Street
Census[7] 1 Jan 1920 Bronx, New York, United States803 East 161st Street
Immigration[11] 2 Aug 1920 Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandSS Celtic
Emigration[12] 20 Nov 1921 Cobh, County Cork, IrelandSS Celtic
Immigration[8] 28 Nov 1921 New York, New York, United StatesS.S. Celtic
Census[9] 1 Apr 1930 Bronx, New York, United States427 East 161st Street
Death[10] 15 Jul 1935 Bronx, New York, United States

Stephen Reid was baptised on 2nd October 1853 at Rathmines in County Dublin, a southern suburb of the city of Dublin. His parents were a mason and bricklayer named John Reid and his wife Julia Hanlon. Little is known about Stephen's childhood. His parents had moved about extensively in the decade or so prior to his birth, apparently following major railway-building projects, but after Stephen's baptism the family's next traced appearance is not until 1866, by which time he was 13. Between at least 1866 and 1875 the family lived at 8 Lower Kevin Street in Dublin.

In 1883, aged 29, Stephen emigrated. He sailed on the SS Belgravia, which picked up passengers at Liverpool, Cobh and Queenstown, but it is not recorded at which port he boarded. The Belgravia arried at New York on 12th June 1883. Stephen's sister Maria also emigrated to New York - Maria's husband Robert Kelly had emigrated in 1882 and Maria followed in August 1883, just a couple of months after her brother Stephen.

In America, Stephen settled initially in Manhattan in New York City. It was there that he married in 1885, aged 31, to Mary Shields. In 1888 trade directories show that Stephen was living at 646 Third Avenue and working as a bricklayer.

Stephen and Mary (who appears to have been also known as Marnie) had seven children, but four died young. By 1900 the family had moved to the Bronx, where they lived on East 161st Street. The family stayed on East 161st Street between at least 1900 and 1930, albeit living at three different addresses on the street.

In 1920, Stephen returned to Ireland for the first time since emigrating 37 years earlier. He stayed for over a year, returning to New York in 1921. On his return to America he said that his nearest relative in Ireland was his brother John Reid of Coole, Monasterevin, County Kildare, and that his nearest relative in America was his son Major J.S. Reid of the Bronx.

Stephen appears to have died in 1935, aged 81.

References
  1. Baptisms register, in Roman Catholic Church. Parish Registers of Rathmines Catholic Church. (Dublin: National Library of Ireland), Primary quality.

    1853
    No.1216: October 2d: Stephen of John Reid and W[ife] Julia Hanlon S[ponsor]s Stephen Myers and Elizabeth Mulling

  2. Castle Garden (New York), Primary quality.

    Name: Steven Reid
    Occupation: Laborer
    Age: 24
    Sex: Male
    Ship: Belgravia
    Arrived: 12 Jun 1883
    Country: Ireland
    Ports of departure: Liverpool, Queenstown and Valencia
    Destination: United States
    Paid by: Self
    Country of birth: Ireland

  3. Trow's New York City directory. (New York: Trow City Directory Company, 1856-1891), 1888, Primary quality.

    Reid Stephen J. bricklayer, h 646 Third av.

  4. United States. Census Office. 12th census, 1900. New York, 1900 federal census : soundex and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration, 19--?), Bronx Borough, District 1008, 1 Jun 1900, Primary quality.

    Address: 985 East 161st St, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, white, male, b. Jan 1876, aged 28 [1872/3], married 15 years, born Ireland, parents born Ireland, immigrated 1880, 20 years in US, naturalized, Fore-man, 0 months not employed, reads, writes, speaks English, owns house free of mortgage
    Reid Marnie, wife, white, female, b. April 1868, aged 32, married 15 years, mother of six children, three of whom still living, born New York, parents born Ireland, reads, writes and speaks English
    Reid Joseph, son, white, male, b. May 1888, aged 12, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York, At School, attended school 9 months, reads, writes, speaks English
    Reid William, son, white, male, b. Jan 1890, aged 10, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York, At School, attended school 9 months
    Reid Irving, son, white, male, b. Nov 1899, aged 6 months, single, born New York, father born Ireland, mother born New York

  5. New York, United States. 1905 State Census, New York / Bronx / A.D. 35 E.D. 14, 1 Jun 1905, Primary quality.

    Address: 985 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, white, male, 49 [1855/6], born Ireland, 20 years in US, citizen, Superintendent?
    Reid Mamie, wife, white, female, 38 [1866/7], born U States, 38 years in US, citizen, housework
    Reid Grace, daughter, white, female, 9/12 [1904], born U States, citizen
    Reid Joseph, son, white, male, 17 [1887/8], born U States, citizen, Electrician
    Reid William, son, white, male, 16 [1888/9], born U States, citizen, School

  6. United States. Bureau of the Census. 13th census, 1910. New York, 1910 federal census : population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 19--?), Bronx Borough, Supervisor's District No.1, Bronx Assembly District 34, Enumeration District 1536 Ward 23 Page 6201, 15 Apr 1910, Primary quality.

    Address: 803 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid, Stephen J, head, male, white, 54, married 24 years, born Ire-English, father born Ire-English, mother born Ire-English, immigrated 1882, naturalized, speaks English, Bricklayer - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes, owns house with mortgage
    Reid, Mary, wife, female, white, 43, married 24 years, mother to 7 children, 3 children still living, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born Ire-English, speaks English, occupation: none, reads and writes
    Reid, Joseph S, son, male, white, 21, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, speaks English, Electrician - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes
    Reid, William, son, male, white, 20, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, speaks English, Plumber - Buildings, worker, in work, reads and writes
    Reid, Grace, daughter, female, white, 5, single, born New York, father born Ire-English, mother born New York, occupation: none, has not attended school at any time since 1 Sep 1909

  7. United States. Bureau of the Census. 14th census, 1920. New York, 1920 federal census : soundex index and population schedules. (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 193-?), Bronx Assembly District 3, Bronx, New York, Enumeration District 217, 1 Jan 1920, Primary quality.

    Address: 803 East 161 Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid, Stephen, head, owns house with mortgage, male, white, 62 [1857/8], married, emigrated 1883, naturalized 1893, reads and writes, born Ireland, mother tongue Irish, father and mother both born Ireland, mother tongue Irish, speaks English, Bricklayer for Building Co, worker
    Reid, Mary, wife, female, white, 50 [1869/70], married, reads and writes, b. New York, parents both born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, speaks English, occupation: None
    Reid, William, son, male, white, 30 [1889/90], single, reads and writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, Plumber for Government, worker
    Reid, Grace, daughter, female, 15 [1904/5], single, attended school in three months, reads and writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, occupation: None
    [separate household at same address]
    Reid, Joseph, head, male, white, 31 [1888/9], married, reads & writes, born New York, father born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, mother born New York, speaks English, Electrician for Contractor, worker
    Reid, Ella, wife, female, white, 29 [1890/1], married, reads & writes, born New York, father born New York, mother born Ireland & mother tongue Irish, speaks English, occupation: None
    Reid, Royal, son, male, white, 1 1/12, single, not attended school in last three months, does not read or write, born New York, both parents born New York, does not speak English, Occupation: None

  8. Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Database on-line: Ancestry.com, 1857-1858), 28 Nov 1921, Primary quality.

    S.S. "Celtic" Passengers sailing from QUEENSTOWN, November 20th, 1921 Arriving at Port of New York, November 28th, 1921
    Name: Stephen Reid
    Age: 63
    Sex: M
    Married or single: M
    Occupation: Bricklayer
    Able to read and write English: yes
    Nationality: British
    Race: Irish
    Last permanent residence: New York, America
    Name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country from whence alien came: Brother, John Reid, Coole, Monasterevan, Co. Kildare
    Final destination: Bronx, N.Y.
    Having ticket to final destination: Yes
    By whom passage paid: Self
    Whether in possession of $50: $50
    Ever before in United States: Yes, 39 years in Bronx
    Whether going to join a relative or friend: Son, Major J.S. Reid, 967 Sherman Avenue, Bronx, New York
    Condition of health: Good
    Deformed or crippled: No
    Height: 5'6"
    Complexion: Fair
    Hair: Grey
    Eyes: Grey
    Marks of identification: None
    Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland

  9. United States. Bureau of the Census. 15th census, 1930. New York, 1930 federal census: population schedules ; NARA microfilm publication T626. (Washington, District of Columbia: Bureau of the Census Micro-Film Laboratory, 199-?), Bronx Borough, District 53, 1 Apr 1930, Primary quality.

    Address: 427 East 161st Street, Bronx, New York
    Reid Stephen, head, rents home for $30 a month, male, white, 71, married, aged 27 at first marriage, reads and writes, b. Irish Free State, parents born Irish Free State, English spoken at home before coming to US, immigrated 1886, naturalized, speaks English, Bricklayer, Bldg Contractors, not currently employed
    Reid Marnie, wife, female, white, 55, married, 18 at first marriage, reads and writes, b. New York, parents both born Irish Free State, speaks English, no occupation

  10. Online New York Death Indexes & Records - New York City & State, Primary quality.

    d. Stephen REID, 15 Jul 1935, Bronx, aged 67 [1867/8], Certificate No. 6566

  11. UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960. (Provo, Utah, United States: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008), Liverpool / 1920 / August / Celtic, 2 Aug 1920, Primary quality.

    BRITISH passengers:
    Port of embarkation: New York
    Landed: Liverpool
    Name: Reid Stephen
    Class: 2nd
    Profession: Bricklayer
    Country of last permanent residence: USA
    Intended future permanent residence: Ireland

  12. National Archives. Passenger Lists Leaving UK, 1890-1960. (London: Findmypast.co.uk), Primary quality.

    Name: Stephen Reid
    Departure: 20 Nov 1921, Queenstown
    Destination: New York, USA
    Age: 63 [1857/8]
    Sex: Male
    Occupation: Bricklayer