Max H. Reid, a prominent citizen of Erie County, engaged in the lumber business at North East, was born at North
East, Nov. 7, 1891, and is the son of Richard and Saphronia (Huntley) Reid.
Richard Reid was a native of Ireland who came to this country when a young man and settled at North East. He wasa
cabinet makerby trade and for a number of years conducted a furniture and lumber business at North East. He also
operated a flax mill here. Mr. Reid died at the age of 70 years and his wife at the age of 68 years. They had 10
children, of whom Max H., the subject of this sketch, was the youngest,
Max H. Reid has always been interested in the lumber business. After completing his schooling here he entered the
employ of a lumber company and in 1921 established his present business, which is one of the largest of its kind
in the county. Mr. Reid makes a specialty of white and yellow pine and is also an extensive dealer in building
materials and supplies.
Mr. Reid was married to Miss Elizabeth Heath, of North East, a member of one of the county's well known pioneer
families, and the daughter of Charles T. and Nina (Smith) Heath. They have a son, Charles, born May 9, 1920.
Mr. Reid is affiliated with the Masonic lodge and the independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a Republican and
is accounted one of the alert young business men of the community.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Erie County Pennsylvania Biographies
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