Transcribed from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Hugh Reid, vice-president of the Scammon State Bank, and a retired al mine operator, is a Scotchman of that most excellent class of Ameria's foreign-born citizens. He was born in Ayr, Scotland, Nov. 27, 1845, son of Adam and Agnes (McCollough) Reid, who came to the United States in 1851, with three children, and located at Sharon, Pa., where the father followed coal mining. Five children were born unto these parents in this country. Hugh Reid was but six years of age when he came to this country with his parents. He grew to manhood at Sharon, obtained a limited education, and began working in coal mines when only ten years of age. He married Mary McCallum, in 1869 and they had ten children—seven living and three deceased.

In September, 1864, Mr. Reid enlisted in Company D, Two Hundred Eleventh Pennsylvania infantry as a private, serving until the close of the war, being mustered out of the service in June of 1865. He saw much active service during the time he was in the army. He participated in the battle of Pettersburg, where he received a severe wound; also took part in the battles of Fort Stedman, Bermuda Hundred, and others, in which the Army of Virginia participated. In 1878 Mr. Reid removed to the Indian Territory, where he earned, by splendid service, promotion to the foremanship of the mines near McAlister, and remained there until 1883, when he became superintendent of the mines of the Scullen Coal Company in Ray county, Missouri. Here he remained for six years, and then for another period of six years was superintendent of mines for the Fleming Coal Company at Pleasanton, Kan. He then accepted a like position for the Southwestern Coal & Improvement Company at Mineral, Kan., holding this position until the spring of 1902, when he became superintendent of all mines owned in Kansas by the Central Coal & Coke Company, holding the position until his recent volunteer retirement. He holds stock in coal mining companies, and in the Scammon State Bank, of which he was made vice-president in the fall of 1910. He has resided in Scammon since 1902. Mr. Reid is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is a Thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Mystic Shriner, Mirza temple, Pittsburg, Kan.

Pages 205-206 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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