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Alice Lovina REID

Alice Lovina REID

Female 1868 - 1915  (46 years)

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  • Name Alice Lovina REID 
    Born 27 Apr 1868  Chico, Butte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    History Unmarried, Alice spent her career as secretary to John E. Crouch, a very large rancher in the Butte City area. John never married. When John died, he left Alice $70,000. With it, she took a world trip and on this trip she developed an illness from which she never recovered. She became quite ill when she stopped to see the Chicago World's Fair and died there. We have a photo album of hers in which are mounted many picture postcards obtained during her trip.
    Before working for Crouch, she was a clerk and bookkeeper for Will Osher (about 1894) in his Chico Store.  [3
    Occupation Secretary for wealthy rancher, John E. Crouch (see Note Section) 
    Buried Abt Apr 1915  King City Cemetery, King City, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Apr 1915  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "JOHN E. CROUCH — That adverse conditions build up the strong, found convincing illustration in the life of John Crouch, whose dauntless spirit surmounted many obstacles, and drew helpful lessons from disheartening circumstances. His reputation as one of the most substantial citizens of Butte County rested upon a solid foundation of actual merit, upon honesty of purpose and never-failing devotion to the best interests of his community. The life of John Crouch, a pioneer of 1850 in California, began in Maryland in 1829 and closed in Butte County, California, August 14, 1907. Within these years is a record of much accomplished for the benefit of his fellow citizens; many improvements introduced of lasting value to the county; and substantial interests established that left his heirs in comfortable circumstances.

      John Crouch was a son of William D. and Harriet Ann (Deford) Crouch, who were married in Maryland, from which state they moved to Newark, Ohio. In the latter place there were six children born into their family: Harriet, Ann, William, John, Elisha, and Sarah. After living in Ohio for a number of years the Crouch family moved to Clark County, Illinois, and while living there another son, Sylvester, was born.

      John Crouch was a self-made man, what education he secured was in the school of experience, as he had no book-learning and could neither read nor write, yet he was one of the shrewdest men in business matters that it was one's privilege to meet. In 1850 he came across the plains with ox teams in company with his father and brother, William. He mined at Placerville, then called Hangtown, until 1857, when he went back to Illinois and bought up a band of horses which he drove across the plains to California and settled down to ranching in Colusa, now Glenn County, south of Butte City, on what became known as the McDaniel Ranch. Here he raised hogs and grain and founded his fortune. He eventually sold out and moved to a ranch near Chico and this continued to be his headquarters for the last forty years of his life. He accumulated considerable property, some fifty-five thousand acres, and farmed on a large scale, also renting part of the Parrott Grant.

      "He was a staunch Republican and a member of Chico Lodge, No. 113, I.O.O.F. He was a liberal and enterprising man, always ready to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself and when he died the whole county mourned the loss of one of her best citizens."
    Person ID I23  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2015 

    Father David William REID,   b. 28 Dec 1832, Murray Harbour North, Lot 63, Kings, P.E.I., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1911, Reid Farmhouse, Oasis, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Lamira Lovina LILLIE,   b. 8 Aug 1847, Edwards, St. Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1914, Reid Farmhouse, Oasis, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1865  Idaho City, Idaho Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Reid, David W.-1832 Family & Home(~1890)
    Reid, David W.-1832 Family & Home(~1890)
    This picture was taken in 1890 and is the Reid Family home in Chico on Dayton Road, just below the railroad tracks.. They left the Bidwell dairy in ~1878 for a year and lived in this house, then returned to the Bidwell dairy. In 1887 they again left the dairy and lived in this house until ~1890 when they moved to Monterey County (San Lucas and Oasis).
    Reid, David W.-1832 Family (~1890)
    Reid, David W.-1832 Family (~1890)
    Back Row: David Edwin-1876, Alexander William-1869, Bertram McClure-1880, Alice Lovina-1868, David William Reid-1832, Mary Ann Lillie-1851 (Lamira’s younger sister), Barbara Ann-1867.
    Front Row: George Lillie Reid-1885, Lamira Lovina Lillie Reid-1847 (sitting in chair), Warren Irving-1883, Charles Cameron-1888 (Charles died in 1892 and this is the only known picture of him).
    Headstones
    Reid Monument KC Cemetery
    Reid Monument KC Cemetery
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1868 - Chico, Butte, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Apr 1915 - King City Cemetery, King City, Monterey, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1915 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Reid, Alice Lovina-1868 (1900)
    Reid, Alice Lovina-1868 (1900)
    Handwritten on the back of this picture is: Compliments of Alice, to Mrs. King (her aunt on the Lillie side), Apr. 6th, 1900.

    Headstones
    Reid, Alice L.-1868 (HS)
    Reid, Alice L.-1868 (HS)
    Reid Monument KC Cemetery
    Reid Monument KC Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] United States Federal Census, Chico, Butte, California; LDS microfilm #1,254,063 & NARA microfilm T9-0063; Pg. 155C.

    2. [S238] United States Federal Census, King City, Monterey, California, District 10, Pg. 3A.

    3. [S13] REIDS, ROGERS, and EUGENE B. REID, by Eugene Bernhard Reid (1914 - 2012), (Self-Published).