Reid Akins (b. between Sept 1949 and 1950) attended the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1961 to 1968, and was Sorted into Gryffindor along with Thaddeus Peabody, Dunstan Birtwhistle, Arthur Weasley, and Roderick Feltham. His father works for the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad. His Patronus is a ram.
During the Summer of 1963, Reid was granted the use of a Time-Turner by the Minsitry of Magic in order to enroll in more classes. By his fifth year, he had a crush on Cecilia Fletcher; he attempted to give her flowers enchanted to spell her name in fireworks for Valentine's day, but the fireworks ignited prematurely, ruining the surprise. From then on, and into their sixth year, she found him insufferably immature and refused to forgive him. He later turned his attention to Gemma Folwell, but failed to put Fletcher out of his mind. He continued to pursue Fletcher through their sixth year, until she eventually relented by the summer of 1967, and the two were dating by the beginning of their seventh year.
He joined the Duelling Club in his seventh year. By January of 1968, his use of the Time-Turner had taken a toll on him physically, leaving him in a state of exhaustion. During the Summer of 1968, Reid received his N.E.W.T, results: he had earned eleven O's. In July of 1968, Akins was devastated when Fletcher and her family were murdered by Death Eaters.
In August of 1971, Reid returned to the Fletcher house after learning that it had been sold. There he dug up a rose bush that Cecilia had told him was her favorite, and transplanted it to the cemetary where she and her parents were buried.