REID, DAVID W., M.D., a practicing physician and surgeon, with office and residence at 235 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Ill., was born at Yonkers, N.Y., October 13, 1855, the son of Robert and Margaret Reid. The parents and family came to Illinois in 1867, when David W. was a boy and settled in the timber on a farm of 80 acres in Greene County. They were close to the line, and their church and postoffice were in Morgan County. Robert Reid continued farming until his retirement from active life, when he settled in Murrayville, his death occurring September 6, 1904. His wife still makes her home in that town. They were parents of seven children, David W. Reid being the third member of the family. As a boy he was educated in the public schools of New York, later taking a course in the State Normal School at Normal, Ill., where he graduated in 1883. He then taught school for four years and took a medical course in the Hahnemann Homeopathic Medical College, Chicago, from which he graduated in 1889. He went West and commenced practice in Ogden, Utah, and after five years thus employed he returned to Murrayville, Morgan County. Five years later he decided to move to Jacksonville, which he did in 1898, and now has a large and growing practice.
Dr. Reid was married December 25, 1883, to Caroline A. Humphrey, daughter of Col. Thomas W. Humphrey, of the Ninety-fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and has one son, Robert. The Doctor is a member and for the past three years has been Secretary of the Morgan County Medical Society; is also a member of the Illinois State Medical Society and of the American Medical Association. He is connected with the Presbyterian Church and in politics, is a Republican.