biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Frank D. Reid, attorney at law, Oskaloosa, has been a resident of this State since 1858. He comes from an excellent family of English and Scotch origin, its first representatives in this country settling in Delaware prior to the Revolutionary War. From there various descendants of the family drifted westward, the father of our subject locating in Pennsylvania. There Frank B. was born, in Indiana County, Sept. 10, 1850. He is the son of Jesse C. and Elizabeth (Cooper) Reid, who, when he was a child eight years old, removed from the Keystone State to Iowa, and located near Davenport. Frank D. Reid, after a primary course in the common schools, pursued his studies, first at Oskaloosa College, whence he graduated in the class of 1874, and afterward entered the law department of the University of Iowa, from which he graduated in 1879. He was admitted to the bar in the fall of that year, and at once began practice at Oskaloosa. Mr. Reid was married, June 14, 1876, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Miss Blanche, the daughter of Benjamin Beatty, of Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Reid was born in Mason County, Iowa, and of her marriage there are four children, two sons and two daughters - Frank B., Alice E., Jessie B. and John B. Our subject and his wife belong to the Christican Church, and politically Mr. Reid affiliates with the Republican party.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy