William Hellier Reed
|Birthplace:||Bovey Tracy, Devon, England|
|Death:||Died in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation:||Farmer then Mill worker|
|Managed by:||Jim Low|
About William Hellier Reed
William Hellier Reed was born 5 December 1831 at Bovey Tracy, Devon, England. In 1841 he was with the Hellyer family in Newton Abbot, Devon, England (not with his parents, but with his grandparents on his mother’s side). He was about 12 years old when he came to the U.S.A. with his parents and siblings about 1843. He was a son of Rev. George Reed (Methodist Minister) and Ann Hellier.
The Reed family settled in Clinton, Maine. William moved to Lowell at an unknown date, but probably about the time he married Delphina. In 1850, he was described as a farmer, but still attending school (age 18). In 1860 census he was in Ward 4 of Lowell, described as a Mill Hand with an estate of $100. In 1870, William was a worker in a cotton mill in Lowell, with a personal estate worth $200., but no real estate. He died at Cornwall, Ontario, 1875 January 27. Cause of death: Apoplexy 4 or 5 hours.
In 1870 Lowell Directory, is listed as “Operative, Appleton Corporation.” In 1872, adddress is 27 Appleton.
Not listed in 1874 Directory. He is lised as a councilman in Ward 2 in 1874 Directory.