Peter’s wife died before him. They appear to have had no children, but on death considerable wealth, much of which he left to charities. He also built and dedicated a library to his wife.
Will in possession of Elizabeth Hunter.
Below courtesy of Jose Munoz via Ancestry message:
========================== Passaic, New Jersey Dec 7 1912 (Special) - After a prolonged illness, which developed into pneumonia, Peter Reid ... died in his home...millionaire and pioneer mill owner... Peter Reid age 83 born: abt 1829 in Govan, Scotland died: 07 Dec 1912 at home on Passaic Ave Married: 1852 wife: June Watson of Somerville, Mass she died in 1900 1903 erected Jane Watson Reid Memorial Library (see info below) came to USA around 1849 at age 20 settle in Somerville, Mass. 1859 came to Passaic, New Jersey formed Reid & Barry with Henry A. Barry cloth printers and dyers 1888 firm dissolved renamed United States Finishing Company 1905 Mr. Reid retired director of the Passaic National Bank the Passaic Trust and safe Deposit Co. ====================================== Tree created to hold Obit: ------------- Peter Reid Dec 1912 NJ Obit Owner: josemunoz2546 http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/71836016/family
================================= Newark, New Jersey Newark Sunday Call Dec 8, 1912 Sunday See to the left of this link: ----------------------------- http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KrJBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=O7gMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5515%2C2614944
================================== Additional info off of web: search for: jane watson reid memorial library You will get = http://books.google.com/books
1. A Common Place for All: A History of the Passaic Public Library By James D. Bordone 2. Annual Report of the Public Library Commission of New Jersey By Public Library Commission of New Jersey 3