Fred J. Reid Photographer

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Fred J. Reid Photographer
Type Professional / Scientific / and Technical Services; Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Industry Professional and Technical
Fate Dissolved
Founder(s) Fred J. Reid
Headquarters Wooster, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 1
Key people Fred J. Reid

Fred J. Reid was born on Oct. 10, 1874 a son of Fred J. Reid John Reid and Flora Childs Reid. He is listed as a photographer in the Wooster City Directory of 1896. A few of his photographs of downtown Wooster, Ohio appear in The Wooster Daily Republican Souvenir Edition newspaper printed on May 29, 1897. In 1901 he filed for a 7-year patent on a lid for cooking utensils. Not soon after Fred and his family moved away from Wooster to the Cleveland, Ohio area. In 1909, while an employee of Van Dorn Iron works of Cleveland, Ohio Reid and a woman named, Blanche Ferguson, overdosed on morphine together in a Hartford, Conn. hotel room and the woman died.

Fred J. Reid died by suicide later in life in Willoughby Township, Lake, Ohio of a gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 22, 1940.

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  • 1896 circa


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  • November 16, 1909: "One Dies in Suicide Pact. Wooster Man Found Nearly Dead in Hartford Hotel. Woman with Him Already Dead.", Orrville Crescent, p. 1.



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