Canada has contributed many of her promising Sons to the United States and thousands of them have here found
home, friends and a competency. Anioug the number may be named Robert Henry Reid who is prominently connected with
the manufacturing business of Utica. He was born in Canada August 1, 1854. He received his school education in
his native country and believing that more favorable opportunities for young men were presented in the United States
than at that time could be found in the British Isles, he came to Rome in 1877 and engaged in the grocery and general
store business with his brother. Three years later he arrived in Utica and entered the employ of Moore & Sheldon,
manufacturers of harness, trunks and horse furnishings. He proved to be thoroughly active and efficient and in
1882 was admitted as a partner to the firm, the title of the house being changed to the Moore Sheldon Company.
The business was established in 1845 by Ebenezer Sheldon and is one of the well conducted concerns which yields
handsome returns for the time, money and labor expended. Mr. Reid is also a member of the board of directors of
the Capron Knitting Company and the George C. Wood Ice Company.
On the 20th of June, 1882, he was married in this city to Miss Mary Sheldon Moore, a daughter of Le Grand and Amanda
Dummock (Sheldon) Moore. Socially Mr. Reid is connected with the Arcanum Club. He has made his home in Utica for
thirty years and is one of its most valued and useful citizens. As an intelligent and patriotic man he takes an
interest in all movements aiming to promote the general welfare and to make Utica more popular as a business center
and more pleasing as a place of residence.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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