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William Aikens
Male 1914 - 1941


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  • Birth  1914  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  18 Oct 1941 
    killed in automobile accident 
    Died  18 Oct 1941 
    Residence  1952  Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-166961 
    Person ID  I166961  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Thomas Henry Aikens,   b. 29 Aug 1860, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1925 
    Mother  Adelaide "Addie" Paddock,   b. 27 Mar 1868, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1952, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Mar 1888  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F42117  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel McIntosh,   b. Abt 1917 
    Married  Nov 1940 
    Family ID  F50940  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • AIKENS, WILLIAM EARL

      A former resident of this district, now of Strabane, suddenly, at the intersection of Ottawa St. and Beach Road in Hamilton, as the result of a motor accident, at 12: 45 a. m. on Saturday morning, [October 18, 1941], in his 27th year. Husband of Rachel McIntosh. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Aikens of the 3rd concession of Puslinch Township. For seven years, he was employed by Alex Smith of Puslinch Township. Later he worked at Dominion Woollens and Worsted in Galt and recently at Dominion Byproducts Co. Rev. T. G. Marshall of Hespeler officiated at the funeral, assisted by Rev. J. C. Grier, minister of Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph, who gave the address, from his parent's home, held on Tues. , Oct. 21s* at 2. Beautiful floral tributes were banked around the casket and many friends and relatives assembled. Cecil Lyness of the Guelph church sang a solo hymn. Flowerbearers were: Alex Smith, Frank Elliott, Lloyd Rife, Ken Crow, B. Smith, Gordon Mickus, George Cunnington, Jack Cunnington, Bert Yates, Donald Yates, Gordon Yates and Louis Evans. Pallbearers: William Macintosh and John Macintosh of Puslinch Township; Johnny Auliffe of R. R. #6, Guelph; Ted Scott of Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island; Alex Rife of Preston and Donald Smith of R. R. #2, Hespeler. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Littleton of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Gowing, Harold and Robert; Daniel Henry of Deckerville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yates, Bertram, Gordon and Donald of Toronto; Mrs. Will Scott, Edward and Beatrice of Manitoulin Island; Mr. Howard, William and James; John Ling and Miss Gladys Menary of Hamilton. Mr. Aikens met death when two cars collided head on. He was returning to his home at R. R. #4, Dundas from work at the Hamilton Byproducts Co. plant. He suffered a fractured skull, lacerations to the left leg, a broken leg and severe bruises. He died before medical aid could be secured. Orville Moyer of Hamilton, aged 22, a passenger in Mr. Aikens car was seriously injured, while the driver of the other car escaped uninjured. Born in Puslinch Township, Mr. Aikens had lived most of his life in that district, where he was widely known and well liked. He was married in Morriston last November. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. Surviving, besides his wife, are his parents and two brothers, Wilson of Sudbury and Robert, who is training with the R. C. A. F at Malton, Ontario.

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