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John Henry Westfall
Male 1884 - 1947


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  • Birth  Aug 1884  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer Farm 
    Religion  1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Misfortune  1947 
    killed in car accident 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-168392 
    Died  9 Jun 1947  Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: auto accident 
    Buried  St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I168392  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  William Westfall,   b. 13 Aug 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1934 
    Mother  Catherine Sauder,   b. 15 Nov 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  30 Jan 1883  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9112  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth Kaufman,   b. 19 Nov 1875, Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F14535  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Matilda Lorch,   b. 12 Sep 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1920, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Nov 1910  [2
    Children 
     1. Helen Westfall,   b. 27 Mar 1912, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 2004, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emerson Henry Westfall,   b. 3 Feb 1918,   d. 28 May 2011, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F167845  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • JOHN H. WESTFALL

      \bJohn H. Westfall, 63, victim of accident on Monday Evening\b0

      A collision in which a car was crushed between two transport trucks at 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the main intersection of Petersburg, on Nos. 7 and 8 Highway resulted in the death of John Henry Westfall, 63, of Petersburg, driver of the car. The truck drivers were uninjured. Mr. Westfall is said to have driven his car, an old, light model, out onto the highway directly in the path of a W&G Hutton trailer transport driven by Hugh Munro, Uniondale, with a 10-ton load of grain in the trailer. The truck was driving west. The impact drove the car into a truck owned by E. Meyers, Shakespeare, which was parked at the side of the road about 100 feet from the intersection, and then thre both the car and the parked truck about 15 feet off the road. Mr. Meyer's was across the road at the time of the accident. The first transport landed on top of the car and smashed it into the ground.

      Mr. Westfall was taken from the car in an unconscious condition and died an hour later at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. The car was completely wrecked and extensive damage was done to the truck driven by Mr. Munro. The other vehicle was driven out of the field under its own power with only superficial damage. Mr. Munro said that he had no idea what had happened. He stated that he was driving along with a clear road in front of him until suddenly the small car appeared directly in his path. The next thing I knew," he said. "There was a crash and I found myself in the ditch on top of the car, with the other truck a few feet in front." William Kelly, St. Marys, who was in the truck with Munro, bore out that statement.

      Mr. Westfall is survived by his wife, Anna,; one son, Emerson, Merryhill; one daughter, Mr. H Demmerling, Waterloo; and a step-daughter, Mrs. R. Mousso, St. Catharines. He was born in Woolwich township and moved to the Petersburg district eight years ago.1a

      1a\bThe Kitchener Daily Record 10 Jun 1947

  • Sources 
    1. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 15 page 1.

    2. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Matilda Lorch Westfall - 23 Feb 1921.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Aug 1884 - Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer Farm - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: auto accident - 9 Jun 1947 - Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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