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Dr. - Mayor William Louis Hilliard 

Dr. - Mayor William Louis Hilliard[1, 2]

Male 1868 - 1966

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  • Prefix  Dr. - Mayor 
    Birth  18 Jan 1868  , , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist Canada 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Doctor 
    Occupation  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Physician 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Elected Office  1916  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Waterloo 
    Rsrch. Note 
    • In 1868 William Hilliard was born in Glen Allen where his father owned a small newspaper. Upon completion of school, he attended the University of Toronto where he graduated as a doctor in 1891 at the age of 23. When his family moved to Waterloo, Hilliard accompanied them, setting up a medical practice in the town in 1897. He became Medical Director for Equitable Life Assurance Company when it was established in 1920 and also became a director of the Dominion Life Assurance Company, a business his father had helped establish. Hilliard was an enthusiastic Methodist lay reader and a strong supporter of the British war effort during World War I. A sports enthusiast, he continued to lead an active lifestyle into his 90s. When he was elected Mayor in 1916 \endash 1917, Hilliard became one of only two men in the town's history to assume this position without first having served on council. The war years saw council, under Hilliard's leadership, support the British war effort and a soldiers' insurance plan for local recruits. On the home front, the question of amalgamation with Berlin was rejected in 1916, improvements in service were made to the Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway and the municipality purchased William Snider's mill pond, a key piece of property in the town's core. Following his mayoral term, Hilliard continued his medical practice and later served as the Town of Waterloo's Medical Officer of Health from 1940 \endash 1946. He retired from medical practice in 1948. From the City of Waterloo website 2005 ___________________________________________________
    Name  W. L. Hilliard 
    Residence  39 Albert St., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wastena House 
    Wastena House home of Dr. William L. Hilliard
    Wastena House home of Dr. William L. Hilliard
    Exterior of the residence of the family of Mayor Dr. William L. Hilliard at 39 Albert Street. Members of the family sitting in front. The house is called Wastena. Original picture at Waterloo Public Library
    Eby ID Number  00023-1706.1 
    Died  1966  [4
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I11019  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Thomas L. Hilliard,   b. 9 Apr 1841, , Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1937, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Lillian Sauder,   b. 6 May 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1936, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Mar 1866  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3154  Group Sheet

    Family  Ida Clemens,   b. 23 Apr 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942 
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Hilliard,   b. 25 Sep 1894, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mayor Wilfred Laurier Hilliard,   b. 11 Feb 1896, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eva Delight Hilliard,   b. 17 Sep 1898, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rose C. Hilliard,   b. 18 Feb 1901, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Marjorie Hilliard,   b. Jun 1903, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ruth Hilliard,   b. Jun 1908, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978
    Family ID  F5571  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mayor William L. Hilliard
    Mayor William L. Hilliard

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 492.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 409.

    3. [S276] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1881, Waterloo, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district D Division 2 Page Number 30 Household Number 126.

    4. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      Dr. William L./ Hilliard/ 1868-1966

    5. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 1.

    6. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) d-4 Page.

    7. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 30.

    8. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 47 Pg. 4.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Jan 1868 - , , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist Canada - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1901 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Waterloo - 1916 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Wastena House - - 39 Albert St., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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