Person:Agnes Reid (8)

Watchers
  1. John Reidabt 1821 - 1887
  2. Maria Reidabt 1822 -
  3. William Reid1823 -
  4. Ellen Reid1825 -
  5. Martha Reid1827 -
  6. Catherine Reid1828 -
  7. Joseph Reid1830 -
  8. Bridget Reid1832 -
  9. Michael Reid1833 - 1918
  10. Theresa Reid1835 - 1913
  11. Ann Reid1837 -
  12. Agnes Reid1839 - 1901
  13. Patrick Reid1842 -
Facts and Events
Name Agnes Reid
Gender Female
Christening[1] 15 Sep 1839 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland
Census[2] 1 Jun 1855 New York, New York, United States
Census[3] 1 Jun 1870 New York, New York, United States
Census[4] 1 Jun 1900 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States337 East 62nd Street
Death[5] 28 Oct 1901 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

Agnes Reid was baptised on 15th September 1839 at Monasterevin in County Kildare, daughter of Mary Reid, formerly Dennan, and her husband Michael Reid, a mason. During the 1850s several of the family left Ireland and moved to New York, although not all at the same time. Agnes's brother Joseph and sister Theresa emigrated first, with Agnes, her siblings Ann and Patrick and her mother Mary (who appears to have been a widow by this point) all emigrating around 1854. They appear in the 1855 census in New York. Fifteen years later the 1870 census finds the family still living in New York, with Agnes working as a milliner.

Agnes's mother died in 1884. The 1900 census find Agnes and her sister Theresa (neither of whom married) both boarding with a German family at 337 East 62nd Street in Manhattan.

Agnes died in Manhattan on 28th October 1901, aged 62.

References
  1. Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. Catholic Parish Registers.

    1839 / Sept[ember] / 15 / B. Agnes of Michael Reid & Mary Dennan / Sp[onsors] Pat Kelly & Jane Steward / Town

  2. New York, United States. 1855 New York State Census, 1st Election District, 15th Ward, New York City, New York County, 1 Jun 1855.

    Mary Reid, 60 [1794/5], female, b. Ireland, widow, 1 year resident in city, cannot read or write
    Jos[eph] Reid, 23 [1831/2], male, child, b. Ireland, 5 years resident in city, Mason
    Maria Reid, 32 [1822/3], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city
    Mich[ae]l Reid, 20 [1834/5], male, child, b. Ireland, 2 years in city, Mason
    Therasa Reid, 19 [1835/6], female, child, b. Ireland, 4 years resident in city, Cloak Maker
    Ann Reid, 17 [1837/8], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city, Cloak Maker
    Agness Reid, 14 [1840/1], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city
    Pat[ric]k Reid, 13 [1841/2], male, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city

  3. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), Election District 20, Ward 19, New York County, New York, 1 Jun 1870.

    Anna Gahan, 32 [1837/8], female, H[ouse] K[eeping] widow, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth Gahan, 4 [1865/6], female, b. N.Y.
    Mary Reed, 75 [1794/5], female, b. Ireland
    Therassa Reed, 34 [1835/6], female, Sewing machine operator, b. Ireland
    Agnes Reed, 28 [1841/2], female, Milliner, b. Ireland
    Emma Fronges, 16 [1853/4], female, Cook, b. Ireland
    Jno. Haman, 32 [1837/8], male, Labourer, b. Ireland
    Geo? Deane, 14 [1855/6], male, b. N.Y.

  4. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), Ward 24; Enumeration District 666, 1 Jun 1900.

    Address: 337 East Sixty-Second Street, Manhattan, New York, New York
    Sam Epstein, head, born Oct 1812, Germany, both parents born Germany, migrated 1850
    Yella Epstein, wife, born Jun 1823, Germany, both parents born Germany, migrated 1869
    Eliza Epstein, granddaughter, born Dec 1884, New York, both parents born Germany
    Agnes Reid, boarder, born Oct 1840, Ireland, both parents born Ireland, migrated 1871, Dressmaker
    Theresa Reid, boarder, born Dec 1850, Ireland, both parents born Ireland, migrated 1872

    Whilst the ages for Theresa and Agnes are wrong, the fact that neither have been found elsewhere in this census and the coincidence of two unmarried Theresa and Agnes Reids living together, with Agnes doing a very similar job to that they were known to have done is sufficient to be reasonably confident that this is them. Perhaps their landlords filled in the form on their behalf.

  5. New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 (FamilySearch).

    d. Agnes Reid, 28 Oct 1901, Manhattan, New York, aged 60 [1840/1], born Ireland, single, daughter of Michael Reid, born Ireland, and Mary Reid, born Ireland. Buried 30 Oct 1901.