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Harvey John Graber 

Harvey John Graber

Male 1889 - 1954

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  • Birth  Jun 1889  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ? Manufacturer 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manager, Felt Factory 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1921  41 Hohner Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  1954 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-174277 
    Buried  St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I174277  Generations
    Last Modified  17 Jul 2018 

    Father  Heinrich "Henry" Graber,   b. Sep 1861, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Louisa Hopp,   b. Mar 1864, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  12 Apr 1883  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F169199  Group Sheet

    Family  Laura Henrietta Bornhold,   b. 29 Apr 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Sep 1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bernice Graber,   b. 1925,   d. 26 Nov 1993, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Louise Graber,   b. 1913, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edith Graber,   b. 1915, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Muriel Graber,   b. 1917, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. May Graber
    Family ID  F39148  Group Sheet

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    Harvey John Graber
    Harvey John Graber

  • Notes 
    • Harvey John Graber was born in Berlin (Kitchener) in 1888. He was elected a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission in 1936 and served for eighteen years. He was chairman from 1938-1946 and was again chairman at the time of his death. While he was chairman, the first trolley bus service was instituted in Kitchener-Waterloo and the east end transit terminal was built.

      In 1949 he ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative Party candidate in the provincial election.

      In 1954 the opening of the Harvey J. Graber transformer station hailed Kitchener as the first municipality in Ontario to transform its own high tension power. A leader in the Lutheran Church, he was a member of the Canada Synod ' s executive committee, president of the Lutheran Brotherhood and a member of the board of governors of Waterloo College and Seminary.


      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame


  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 22 Pg. 10.

    2. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 15.

    3. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 4.

    4. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Jun 1889 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Manufacturer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1912 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Felt Factory - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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